How to create and update hyperlinks (Step-by-step guide)

How to create and update hyperlinks (Step-by-step guide)


Hello Folks. Using hyperlinks can help you enhance the value of your documentation by putting readers in control and allowing them to interact with your documentation. Rather than forcing readers through documentation linearly from beginning to end, HelpNDoc makes it easy for readers to click links to access information they are interested in. Using hyperlinks can also help readers follow steps of a process. It is easy to take full advantage of this simple yet powerful feature. HelpNDoc gives you tremendous flexibility in defining four types of hyperlinks: Specific topics hyperlinks links readers to a specific topic of your documentation. Navigation hyperlinks links readers to topics relative to the current topic. Internet/E-mail hyperlinks displays a web page or creates an e-mail message. File hyperlinks displays or downloads a document. There are two ways to begin the creation of the four hyperlinks available for your use: You can enter and then highlight the word or phrase that you’d like to use in the link. This word or phrase will be designated as the “displayed text”, which is the hyperlink ( or link ) that you can click on to jump to some other property , when you define the hyperlink properties. You can of course update this property at any time later on. Or, you can simply click a blank area anywhere within your text editor. You then enter the word or phrase you wish to define for the “displayed text” when creating the hyperlink. Now you are ready to create the hyperlink. You have three options to choose from when creating a hyperlink: You can click the Hyperlink button on the ‘Insert’ ribbon tab in the ‘Links’ group. Or, you can right-click anywhere in your text editor. This displays a popup menu. Now simply select Hyperlink. And lastly, while holding down the control key on your keyboard, press the “L” key. After using one of the methods mentioned here for creating a hyperlink, the “Insert/Edit hyperlink” settings window will appear. You use this window to create and maintain all four types of hyperlinks. However, there are two settings that are relevant to all types of hyperlinks: The “Displayed text” box is the word or phrase that will shown as the clickable link in your documentation. And “Style” is the font and text style used when displaying the hyperlink The remaining menu options are specific to the type of hyperlink that you’re creating and we will go over those options in another video. Now click ‘OK’ in the lower right-hand corner of the window to save the new hyperlink and close the window. To update a hyperlink, highlight the link in your text editor and then use one of the methods mentioned earlier to open the ‘Insert/Edit hyperlink’ settings window to update it. To remove a hyperlink, open the ‘Insert/Edit hyperlink’ settings window as mentioned previously, and click the ‘Clear link’ button in the lower left-hand corner of this window. A confirmation window will popup asking you to confirm that you are sure you want to clear the link associated with the selected text. If you are sure, simply click the ‘Yes’ button to clear the link. HelpNDoc makes it easy to create hyperlinks to topics within your documentation, to web pages, creating e-mail messages, and displaying externally located files. Instructions for creating all four types of hyperlinks are provided in other videos. HelpNDoc is free for personal use and evaluation purposes. You can download it at www.helpndoc.com and see other video guides at www.helpndoc.com/online-help Thanks for Watching!

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    New video guide: How to create and update hyperlinks
    Using hyperlinks can help you enhance the value of your documentation by putting readers in control and allowing them to interact with your documentation. Rather than forcing readers through documentation linearly from beginning to end, HelpNDoc makes it easy for readers to click links to access information they are interested in. Using hyperlinks can also help readers follow steps of a process. See: http://youtu.be/dhrePQqmCTQ

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