- Open your word processor.
- Open the word processing document into which you wish to insert a reference link.
- Open your browser and go to the Handbook using Open Handbook via one of the following:
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + H
Customized icon button
Command + Option + H
- Using the table of contents, the index, or a hypertext link within the text, go to the page of the Handbook you would like to reference.
- Now, return to the word processing document, but DO NOT CLOSE OR MINIMIZE YOUR BROWSER; leave it open in the background.
- Place the cursor (blinking vertical bar or I-beam) at the point in the document where you want the link to be inserted.
- Run Create Handbook Link via:
- Notice the link that has been inserted. It should be a word or phrase surrounded by ## delimiters--for example, ## Word Order ##. The text will be bold, and green if your monitor is using color.
- You can return to the browser (Alt + Tab, Taskbar, or Macintosh Finder) and go to a different topic. As long as the browser and word processor are running, you can create as many links as you like. Always remember to save the word processing document, since the reference links are editable text just like the rest of the document.
NOTE: Because reference links are not write-protected, it is possible to edit or change a link withoutrealizing it. Be careful to avoid making such changes because this will create invalid links.