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Editing links

You can change the text or destination of a link, remove it, or change its properties.

Changing link text and destination

After you insert a link, you can later change link text or change the page that the link opens.

To change link text:

  1. In your draft, select the link text you want to change.
  2. Type new text.

To change link destination:

  1. In your draft, select an existing link.
  2. Do one of the following to open the Insert Link dialog box:
    • Select Format > Link Properties.
    • Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Macintosh), and then select Link Properties.
    • The Insert Link dialog box appears.
  3. If you want to change the type of page you link to, click a button at the top of the dialog box; otherwise, skip this step.
  4. Select or browse to a new page.
  5. Click OK.

Removing a link

After you insert a link, you can easily remove the link from your text or image.

To remove a link:

  1. In your draft, select the link you want to remove.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Select Format > Remove Link.
    • Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Macintosh), and then select Remove Link from the pop-up menu.

The link text or image in the draft is no longer a link.

Changing link properties

You can change link properties, including link text and destination and advanced link settings.

To change link properties:

  1. In your draft, select an existing link.
  2. Do one of the following to open the Insert Link dialog box:
    • Select Format > Link Properties.
    • Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Macintosh), and then select Link Properties.
    • The Insert Link dialog box appears.
  3. Change any of the following link properties:
    • Link textYou can also change link text by selecting the text in your draft and typing over it.
    • Linked file, web page, or e-mail
    • Web addressFor more information about the web address, see "Editing the URL for a link"
    • AnchorFor more information about anchors, see "Linking to a specific place in a page"
    • TargetFor more information about setting a target, see "Setting a target for your page"
    • Click OK.