This video steps you through how to place hyperlinks for both web URLs and emails inside your document and to make them stand out with a custom character style. It goes over how to set up and test web hyperlinks and how to give a custom subject line to your email hyperlinks to keep better track of emails that come from your document.
- [Instructor] It's now time to introduce hyperlinks. While scanning this document I can quickly see two different kinds of hyperlinks. A website and an email address. Let's start with the website. Double click on the line of text you wish to use to access the hyperlink to select it. Then head to the Hyperlinks panel and click on the little plus icon located at the bottom of the panel to create a new hyperlink. And you panel will come up, change the URL with the correct URL of your hyperlink destination. I'm going to use my website URL here which is printmysoul.com. From this panel you can also set a specific character style or decide to use a standard hyperlink character style created automatically by InDesign. In either case I will strongly recommend to use a different color for your character when creating a link. Click on okay when done. Let's go ahead and create another hyperlink for the email address. Select the email address text in your document and again click on the little plus icon under the Hyperlinks panel to bring up the Hyperlink window. From link to select email then under destination input your email in the address field. You can also add the custom subject line to keep better track of the emails specifically incoming from this document. And again from this window you can select a custom character style or InDesign standard hyperlink character style. As you can see I already created a character style and named the links. So we'll go ahead and select it from my documents links. To export your document go back to chapter five video number three to learn how to publish online. But before doing so I always suggest to test your links by selecting them from the Hyperlinks panel. Select one, then click on the little top menu and click on go to destination to test your destination link. Fantastic, it looks like everything is working. If your links are fully working you are ready to export to interactive PDF or publish online. But let's move on to the next step to learn how to create some very useful buttons.