Entering Text: Advanced Topics

Types Of Formatted Lists In WebExpress

Here are examples of some the types of Paragraph List Formats you can create with WebExpress:

  • This
  • is a
  • Bulletted List


  1. This
  2. is a
  3. Numbered List


    This is a Definition Term

    This is a Definition List Item.

To indent lists further into a page, highlight the entire list, then from the WebExpress Menu select 'Format' and 'Promote List'. Use 'Demote List' to lessen the amount of indentation.

In addition to creating lists by using the 'Format' menu, there are also Speed Tools on the WebExpress toolbar that you can use. Shown below, they are (from left to right): Bulleted List, Numbered List, No List, Demote List, and Promote List.


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Creating Hyperlinks That Use Relative Addresses

A relative address or URL is an address that assumes the current directory or URL is the base of the address.

Thus, when you create a hyperlink to another Web page that exists in the same directory as the document that refers to it, you need only use the Web page's file name rather than a full-fledged URL.

For example, if you have a page at:


... and you create a hyperlink on it that refers to a page at:


... your hyperlink reference could simply be 'page2.htm', ignoring the 'http://myplace.com/' part of the address. Your browser will look at the location where it retrieved the first document automatically.

To create a hyperlink for a relative address, click on the 'Local Page' tab at the top of the Create/Edit Link dialog window and enter the file name of the local page there. Then click 'Add' and 'OK' as outlined in the section Creating Hyperlinks In WebExpress.


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Creating Hyperlinks For Email Addresses

To create a hyperlink that causes a browser to bring up an email window with the proper address already inserted into the 'To' field, highlight the text you'll be linking to the email address, click 'Insert' then 'Link' on the WebExpress Menu, then select the 'Email Address' tab at the top of the Create/Edit Link dialog window that appears.

Now enter the email address you'd like to use in the hyperlink, click 'Add' then 'OK'.

WebExpress will also save your email addresses on a permanent list if you wish. Just make sure that option is checked when you click 'OK' and you'll never have to type that email address in again!


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Bookmarks & Local Page Hyperlinks

Bookmarks are actually locations on the current Web page that you can hyperlink to. Instead causing a different Web page to be displayed, clicking on a hyperlink that points to a bookmark causes a user's browser to display that portion of the current page where the bookmark is.

For example, click here.

As you can see, bookmarks can be very useful, especially on large Web pages. They can be used to place a menu at the top of a page, each link of which will take the user to a different section of the current document.

However, you can also use bookmarks to hyperlink one document to a bookmarked location within a completely separate document.

Step 1: To create a bookmark at a particular location on a Web page in WebExpress:

  • Move the cursor to the location you want the bookmark to be.

  • From the WebExpress Menu, select 'Insert' then 'Bookmark'.

  • In the Bookmark dialog window that appears, enter a name for your bookmark. The name will be used by a browser to locate this bookmark.

  • Click 'OK' and your bookmark will be added. You won't see anything change, but your bookmark is there!

Step 2: To create a hyperlink to the bookmark you just created:

  • Highlight the text that will become your hyperlink, then select 'Insert' 'Link' from the WebExpress Menu.

  • In the Create/Edit Link dialog that appears, select or enter the name of the Web page file that contains your bookmark. If the bookmark is on the current page, select 'Current Page'.

  • If you selected a page, you'll see a list of the bookmarks that exist that page. Just click on the bookmark you want and click 'OK'.

  • If you entered the name of a page that doesn't yet exist, just enter the bookmark name in the field labeled 'Bookmark', then click 'Add', then click 'OK'.

View your page in your browser to test the bookmark and hyperlink. That how easy it is!


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