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Creating Hyperlinks

Before you can create a hyperlink, you need to define a hyperlink destination. After you create one or more hyperlink destinations, you can create a hyperlink source, which is a text or graphic object that you click to jump to a hyperlink destination. You can link a hyperlink to several different destination types, including URL, File, Email, Page, Text Anchor, and Shared Destination. If you need a quick hyperlink to an URL, you can create one with the New Hyperlink From URL command.

Create a Hyperlink

  • blue1-circle.jpg Select the text or graphic you want to use as the hyperlink.
  • blue2-circle.jpg Select the Hyperlinks panel.
    • Click the Window menu, point to Interactive, and then click Hyperlinks.
  • blue3-circle.jpg Click the Options menu, and then click New Hyperlink.
  • blue4-circle.jpg Click the Link To list arrow, and then select an option:
    • URL. Creates a link to a web page on the Internet.

    • File. Creates a link to a document.

    • Email. Creates an e-mail message link, which opens your default e-mail program.

    • Page. Creates a link to a page in the same document.

    • Text Anchor. Creates a link to a selected area of text.

    • Shared Destination. Creates a link to the same destination from multiple sources.

  • blue5-circle.jpg Specify the options related to the hyperlink type; options vary depending on the type.
    • For an URL. Specify a name and address for the URL (Uniform Resource Locator).

    • For a File. Use the Browse button to select a file to link.

    • For an Email. Specify an e-mail address and message subject line.

    • For a Page. Specify a page name, page number, and zoom setting.

    • For a Text Anchor. Specify a name for the anchor.

    • For a Shared Destination. Specify a document name, and hyperlink destination.

  • blue6-circle.jpg Specify a character style for the text and appearance options for the hyperlink.
  • blue7-circle.jpg Click OK.

Create a Hyperlink From an URL

  • blue1-circle.jpg Select the text that you want to use to create a URL.
  • blue2-circle.jpg Select the Hyperlinks panel.
    • Click the Window menu, point to Interactive, and then click Hyperlinks.
  • blue3-circle.jpg Click the Options menu, and then click New Hyperlink From URL.
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