Tame your computer: broken links


In her weekly series for Cambridge Network members, software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'.

This week she explains how to verify hyperlinks ...

Few things irritate site visitors as much broken hyperlinks - links that don't lead anywhere or point to 'dead ends', pages or Web sites that have been renamed, moved, deleted, or assigned different URLs. Part of good web maintenance involves regularly checking for broken hyperlinks and fixing or deleting them.

Did you know ...?

In Microsoft FrontPage you can verify that the hyperlinks to external destinations are valid so you can easily fix or delete broken hyperlinks.

Here's how:

1. If necessary, save all open pages.

2. In Reports view, click Verify Hyperlinks on the Reporting toolbar.

3. Click Verify all hyperlinks, and then click Start.

The status of all hyperlinks in the current web is displayed. If there are any broken hyperlinks, double-click the Broken hyperlinks row to open and edit it, and apply the change to selected pages or all pages in which that hyperlink appears.

By the way, if anybody spots a broken hyperlink on my web pages (www.roem.co.uk), let me know and I'll give the first three 'spotters' a FrontPage 2000 Introduction training manual for free, as a thank you. (Perhaps I don't always practice what I preach!?)

Unless stated otherwise, these tips were written for Microsoft Office 2000. Most of what is covered however will also apply to earlier and later versions.

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5 May 2005

Karen Roem offers software training and support through her company Roem Ltd.

Contact her by email Karen@roem.co.uk or visit her website at www.roem.co.uk.


Karen Roem
Microsoft Office-ionado

Roem Ltd – software training and support