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Using the Hyperlinks Panel

The Hyperlinks panel is a centralized place to work with hyperlinks and cross references in InDesign. The redesigned Hyperlinks panel makes it easy to create hyperlinks that navigate to external URLs, link to files with supplemental information, launch an e-mail client, or jump to a page or section of a page within the same or even a different document. You can also verify your hyperlinks directly in InDesign with no need to export the document to a PDF or Flash (SWF file) for testing. You can use buttons on the bottom of the panel to go to the hyperlink source or destination, create a new hyperlink, or delete hyperlinks.

Use the Hyperlinks Panel

  • blue1-circle.jpg Select the Hyperlinks panel.
    • Click the Window menu, point to Interactive, and then click Hyperlinks.
  • blue2-circle.jpg Use any of the following buttons or commands to perform an operation:
    • Go to the Hyperlink Source. Select the hyperlink, and then click the Go to Source button.

    • Go to the Hyperlink Destination. Select the hyperlink, and then click the Go to Destination button.

    • Create a New Hyperlink. Create a destination, and then click the Create New Hyperlink button.

    • Delete a Hyperlink. Select the hyperlink, click the Delete Selected Hyperlinks button, and then click Yes.

    • Reset a Hyperlink. Select the hyperlink, click the Options menu, and then click Reset Hyperlink.

    • Update a Hyperlink. Select the hyperlink, click the Options menu, and then click Update Hyperlink.

Edit a Hyperlink

  • blue1-circle.jpg Select the Hyperlinks panel.
    • Click the Window menu, point to Interactive, and then click Hyperlinks.
  • blue2-circle.jpg Select the hyperlink you want to edit.
  • blue3-circle.jpg Click the Options menu, and then click Hyperlink Options.
    • You can also double-click a hyperlink in the Hyperlinks panel.
  • 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 Link To type.
  • blue6-circle.jpg Click OK.
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