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How do I add links to documents?

Question:

How do I add links to documents?

Answer:

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The Create Link Tool can be used for creation of many types web links, Shared files, Video playing, etc. Follow the steps below to use the Create Link tool effectively:

  1. On the Home ribbon tab, under links, Click the Create Link tool.
  2. Drag a Box where you would like the link.
  3. Click Advanced, in the resulting Dialog.

  1. Click Open a Web Link, or Your desired Link function from the list.

  1. Follow the Instructions in the resultuing window.
  2. Click Okay

The link tool has many other functions, for more information about each of them, read this article.

When handling Text Links

You can Quickly create a web link from pre-existing text.

  1. On the Home ribbon tab, under links, Click the Select Text tool.
  2. Drag a box around the text you would like to creat a link around.
  3. Right-Click the highlighted text.
  4. Click Add link...>Add Web Link...
  5. Then follow the instructions in the resulting window.

You can also use this function with bookmarks and the GoTo Link... Functionality to quickly jump to bookmarks!

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The Link Tool can be used to create links to locations in the same document/different documents, external weblinks and files on the local computer. Follow the steps below to activate and use the Link Tool:

1. Click Tools in the Menu Toolbar.

2. Hover over Link Tool.

3. Select Rectangle Link Tool to create a rectangular link or Quadrilateral Link Tool to create a customized quadrilateral link.

4. Click and drag the pointer at the desired location to create the link. The Link Properties dialog box will open:

5. Use the options in the Appearance tab to determine the Border Style, Border Width, Stroke Color and Highlight Mode of the link. Then click the Actions tab to determine the actions performed when the link is clicked:

6. Click an option from the list to add the functionality to the link. All options are detailed below. Please note that it is possible to add multiple actions as desired. Select actions and click Up or Down in the Actions List Toolbar to adjust the order in which they are performed. Use the Edit, Delete and Reset actions to carry out these functions on selected actions.

7. Click OK to create the link.

Use the Advanced dropdown menu to avail of additional settings:

  • Click Preview to view the link before it is committed to the document.
  • Click Locked to disable editing of link properties after the link has been created.
  • Click Set Current Appearance as Default to use the current link settings as the default settings for subsequent links.
  • Click Apply Default Appearance to apply the default link settings to the link currently selected.

Go to a Page in this Document

When this option is selected, the following dialog box is displayed:

  • Select Use Page Number to determine the page display according to page number. Use the number boxes to determine the page number that is opened in the linked document when the link is clicked, and the X and Y position of the page. Please note that X measures from the bottom of the page and Y measures from the right of the page. The units of measurement for these coordinates are determined in the Measurement section of the Preferences options, which are located in the Edit tab of the Menu Toolbar. Alternatively, select the Inherit boxes to use the coordinates of the previous view.
  • Select Use Zoom Level to determine the page display according to a preset zoom level. Use the adjacent dropdown menu for this purpose.
  • Click Use Rectangle to determine a rectangle that will be used to determine the area of the page displayed. Use the number boxes to determine the rectangle.
  • Click Fix Up to fix up the settings in Destination Properties.
  • Click Preview to view a preview of the current settings in the preview pane.
  • Select Use Named Destination to set a named destination as the location at which the document opens. Click Add Current View to create a named destination from the current view of the document. Click Delete to delete selected named destinations.
  • Click OK to save changes.

Go to a Page in Another Document

When this option is selected, the following dialog box is displayed:

  • Enter the name of the file to be linked in the File Name text box, or click the ellipsis icon to select a file from the local computer.
  • Use the Open In dropdown menu to determine the window in which the linked document is opened.
  • The remaining settings are the same as those detailed in the Go to a Page in this Document option above.

Open a Web Link

When this option is selected the following dialog box is displayed:

 

Enter the desired URL and click OK to create the link.

Open a File

When this option is selected the following dialog box is displayed:

  • Click Browse to select a file, or enter the name of the file in the File text box.
  • Use the Open In dropdown menu to determine the window in which the file opens.
  • Use the Operation dropdown menu to determine if the file is opened or printed.
  • Use the Directory text box (or click Browse) to determine a directory.
  • Use the Parameters text box to add additional parameters to the file.
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