Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Creating a Web Page from Scratch
Web Page Design
Step 3: Add a navigation bar
When you visit a website, navigation buttons provide links that jump to the sites’
various pages. In this step, you’ll add a navigation bar to your own page:
1. Merge the lower twocells in the far-leftcolumn;select themand thenclick
TableTools|Layout MergeCells(Alt,JL,M).
The two cells fuse together into a column that will hold your navigation bar.
2. Click inside thecolumnand type thenamesof thepages thatwillmakeup
yourwebsite.Yourentriesherewilllinktothosepages.
For example, a personal website might have pages called Home, About Me, My
Blog, My Photos, and so on.
3. Formatthetextinyournavigationbar.
Adjust the line spacing (Home Alt, H, K) to double or triple spacing so there’s
ample room to see and click the options. If you want, center the text in the cell
using the alignment buttons on the Home tab or the Table Tools | Layout tab.
4. LinkHomeinthenavigationbartoyourhomepage(that’sthesamepageyou’re
workingonnow).Selecttheword“Home”andthenselectInsert Hyperlink
(Alt,N,I).
The Insert Hyperlink dialog box, shown in Figure 8-7, opens. This is where you
specify what you’re linking to.
5. Inthe“Linkto”box,selectExistingFileorWebPage.Navigatetothefolder
whereyousaved index.htm, selectit,andthenclickOK.
Word inserts the hyperlink and underlines “Home,” as shown in Figure 8-8, to
show that it’s a link viewers can click.
6. Create a link to thenextpage in yournavigationbar.Select thenext entry
(AboutMeinFigure8-8)andclickInsert Hyperlink(Alt,N,I).
Again, the Insert Hyperlink box (Figure 8-7) opens.
Figure 8-7:
Your navigation bar’s
Home link always
jumps back to the
website’s home page
(usually called index.
htm).
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