MS FrontPage

Adding Bookmarks

Suppose you'd like to link to another page, but the relevant material is so far down the page that your viewers won't see it when the file first opens in their browser. Your readers could get confused when the information they're looking for doesn't seem to be there.

You can solve this problem with a bookmark. A bookmark allows you to create a hyperlink that jumps to a specific location within a page. The location can be within the same page as the hyperlink or on another page altogether.

You have to set the bookmark first. Then you can create a hyperlink to it.


You can create bookmarks only on pages that you yourself can edit. This means you can't bookmark to a passage within somebody else's page out on the Web.

Setting Bookmarks

When a visitor clicks a link that's keyed to a bookmark, the browser displays only a portion of the Web page. You get to designate what portion by placing a bookmark at the top of the part of the page you want viewers to see (see Figure 3-6).

Figure 3-6. To link directly to this page's game scores, you'd insert a bookmark anywhere on the heading line for that section of the page. A bookmark displays as a small flag icon that's visible in FrontPage's Design view, but not in a browser.

To insert a bookmark:

  1. Click to place your cursor at the point on the page where you want to place the bookmark.

  2. Select Insert » Bookmark.

  3. Within the Bookmark dialog box, type in a name for the bookmark and click OK.

    Give each bookmark an original name that's easy to identify. Clear names and labels help you manage links throughout the life of your Web site. Keep bookmark names short (eight characters or less) and don't include spaces, capital letters, or special characters.

    A bookmark shows up in Page view as a small flag icon within the text.


If your bookmark is too close to the bottom of the page, the browser may be unable to display the bookmark in the upper-left corner. Once a browser hits page bottom, it can't go any lower. This means text above your bookmark will display in the top of the browser window.

Linking to Bookmarks

Linking to a bookmark works the same way as creating a regular hyperlinkthe only difference is you're specifying a specific location on the page you're linking to.

Link to a bookmark within the same page

Bookmarks can help you reign in text on a very long page. For example, you can create a list of hyperlinks at the top of a page that link to bookmarked headings farther down the page.

  1. Select the text or image for the link and click the Insert Hyperlink button.

  2. Within the Insert Hyperlink dialog box, click the "Place in this Document" button on the left.

    A list of bookmarks within the current page displays.

  3. Select the bookmark you want to link to and click OK.

Link to a bookmark on another page

Even if you're linking from a separate page, you can send visitors to a specific location on the destination page.

  1. Select the text or image for the link and click the Insert Hyperlink button.

  2. On the left side of the Insert Hyperlink dialog box, click the Existing File or Web Page button.

    The Look In browse box in the center of the dialog shows your Web site's folder.

  3. Locate the page or file you want to link to and click once to highlight it.

  4. Click Bookmark.

    A list of bookmarks within that page displays.

  5. Select the bookmark you want to link to and click OK.

    In the Insert Hyperlink dialog box, the target address for the hyperlink changes. A pound sign (#) and the name of your bookmark now follow the destination page information.

  6. Click OK to save the link.

by BrainBellupdated
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