Creating External Web Links
You can link text in DM 2.0 to a web URL by creating an external web link:
  1. Use your cursor to highlight text—as you would highlight text in order to copy and paste it (note you'll have to "check out" the document to access the editing tools menu).

  2. Click the “Link” button in the center of the text toolbar.

  3. Enter a URL in the text box.

  4. Click the “Add” button.

  5. You can confirm the link by checking back in the document for collaborators to edit, and then clicking the link to follow it to the web address.

  6. Unfortunately DM 2.0 doesn't include external web-link editing tools. So to edit an external web link you need to erase the link text (using the backspace/delete functions on your machine) and rewrite your text and create a new external web link.

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