I've Been Framed

BY J. CARLTON COLLINS

Q: Sometimes when I click a hyperlink in a browser window, or in an Excel, Word or PowerPoint document, the resulting Web page opens to a new browser window. I like this effect. Can you please tell me how this is done?

 

A: Hyperlinks that open in an existing browser window can be inconvenient because they navigate the user away from the current Web page, which may not be what the user wanted. To create Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Web page hyperlinks that open in a new browser window, highlight the appropriate text or image to be linked, and press Ctrl + K to launch the Insert Hyperlink dialog box. Enter the appropriate hyperlink address in the Address box. Click the button labeled Target Frame to launch the Set Target Frame dialog box, and select New window from the dropdown box as shown below.

 

Thereafter, when you click the hyperlink, the link will open in a new window or tab (depending upon the browser version) without navigating any open browser windows away from their current Web content.

 

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