Programs: Microsoft Excel Chapter 2: Lesson 4

Hyperlinks and the Internet

Lesson 4: In this lesson we will learn about the internet terms, hyperlinks, saving as a web page, and also about the web toolbar.
  • Internet Terms
  • Hyperlinks
  • Saving As A Webpage
  • Web Toolbar
Internet Terms Internet Terms


The internet connects computers around the world via a network of networks.
A subset of the internet is known as the World Wide Web or WWW. By accessing the WWW, one can find many sources of information on just about any topic. Also, the WWW stores the special HTML (hyper-text markup language) documents more often known as web pages. The most unique thing about web pages are that these are where hyperlinks are stored.


Hyperlinks Adding Hyperlinks

Hyperlinks are references that take you to another website once it is clicked on. Hyperlinks make it much easier for the user to quickly go from one site to another.
To add a hyperlink to a work, first click on the destination range, meaning the range in which the hyperlink will be placed. Left click on this cell and go to insert at the top of the screen. Click on insert and scroll down to hyperlink. Click on hyperlink. Now type the file name or web page address in the field that says "Type the file or web page name in here." When you are ready, click the okay button and close up the dialog box.
Your hyperlink should now be inserted into the destination range. Most times you will know it worked when the link turns blue and is underlined. These two things characterize that it is a link.
Remember to save your workbook so that you do not lose your work.







                     Editing Hyperlinks
Once you have already put in a hyperlink in a destination cell, you may need to change the address of the link. Sometime certain links may not work so you will need to replace it with another one. This is known as editing the hyperlink.
First off, left click on the cell that contains the hyperlink. Then you must right click on the hyperlink and a box will pop up. Scroll down towards the bottom and click on "Hyperlink". Then another box will appear, this time click on "Edit Hyperlink". Then another bigger box will appear that contains the old address. Type in the new address in the box to replace the old address. When you are finished, click the "OK" button. Now your link has been changed.
Saving as a Web Page Saving as a Web Page

Sometimes you may want to save your workbook as a webpage instead of a regular document so that one can open it through internet explorer or you may want to host in somewhere on the World Wide Web. Windows has made this process quite simple.
To start the process of saving an excel spreadsheet as a webpage, go to the top of the screen where it says File and scroll down to "Save as a webpage." Click on it and a box should pop up. You must then select a drive and folder where you want to save it in. Type in a file name in the "File Name" box located in the center of the screen. Then under that box is another box titled "Save as type:" Click on the down arrow and find "Web Page." Click on Web Page and hit "Save."
Now your worksheet has been saved as a webpage and can be viewed through internet explorer.
When storing a worksheet as a webpage, the user may want to hide certain column of data from the reader's view. To accomplish this, we have something called the "Hide Column Command." To start off, select the column (s) you would like to hide, right click, and then scroll down to "Hide."
To reverse the process and "unhide" the column, just follow the same steps.





Web Toolbar Web Toolbar

The web toolbar can be found on any application in Office 2000. It is a bar that consists of buttons very similar to the one in Internet Explorer.
Some of the buttons found on the toolbar are the Home, Search, Forward, Backward, and Favorites buttons. For example, hitting the Home button will take you to the site that you saved as your home site. When the web application is opened, it will go directly to this home site that you have specified.
The address bar which can be found directly underneath the main web toolbar displays the address of the document that you are looking at. You may have several windows open with several toolbars.
The ability to run several applications at once is known as multitasking. This allows the user to keep open applications so that there is no need to close out of it but that advantage is that it shrinks the size of the window so that it saves space.






1.  Computers anywhere in the world are connected via a network of networks by the
A. Internet
B. Web Pages
C. Links

2.  The World Wide Web stores a special type of documents called web pages or they are also known as

A. Worksheets
B. HTML documents
C. word documents

3.  In a workbook, information is hidden from the viewer but still stored by using the
A. Insert Command
B. Format Column Command
C. Hide Column Command

4. This toolbar contains buttons such as The Back button, Forward button, Stop button, and Home button to    display a document from the World Wide Web or your computer.

A. Format Toolbar
B. Web Toolbar
C. Drawing Toolbar

5.  The ability to run several different applications at the same by allowing you to  keep the application open so that you do not need to restart it later to use it again is called
A. Maximizing
B. Minimizing
C. Browsing

6.  To insert a hyperlink, you must first click on the

A. Format Menu
B. Insert Menu
C. File Menu

7.  To save a web page, you must first click on the

A. Format Menu
B. Insert Menu
C. File Menu

8.  To edit a hyperlink, you must first  right click on the hyperlink and from the menu choose

A. Insert
B. Clear contents
C. Hyperlink

9.  Which of these statements is false?

A. Clicking on a hyperlink takes you to another page.
B. The hide column command erases information from the worksheet.
C. HTML stands for hyper-text mark up language

10. Web pages contain references that one can click on to access another document stored on the web or on your computer that are known as

A. Headings
B. Titles
C. Hyperlinks

Lesson Review

In this lesson we covered internet terms, hyperlinks, saving as web pages, and the web toolbar.
  • We learned basic internet definitions.
  • We learned how to add a hyperlink.
  • We learned how to edit a hyperlink.
  • We learned how to save as a web page.
  • We learned about the web toolbar.

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Programs: Microsoft Excel Chapter 2: Lesson 4