Set link as URL and then type:
got it working
thanks so much
actually I spoke to soon
I have a button
under "ACTION WHEN BUTTON CLICKED" I select 'redirect to url'
and when I click on the button VOILA the page opens in a new window
the problem is that the old page; the one that I was on, disappears. It becomes a blank page with " [object] ' displayed in the upper left hand corner, nothing else on the page