How can I create links from my graphics?

FAQs - On Premises

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On Premises

You can create links from images in your HTML-based outputs by creating a link between the File object and a Hyperlink object, or by using an image map.

When you associate a Hyperlink with a File object, the link will be added to the image whenever it is reused. If the Hyperlink object is modified, the changes will be reflected in every instance where the image is used.

To add a Hyperlink object to a File object:

  1. Create a File object and add your image.
  2. Select the File object's Help tab or Web tab.

    Note: when you add the link to one tab, it is automatically added to the other tab.

    • On the Help tab, select the Linking tab. Browse to the Hyperlink you want to add to the graphic.
    • On the Web tab, select the Image Options tab. Browse to the Hyperlink you want to add to the graphic.
  3. Specify a standard version of the image in the Document tab.
  4. Save the changes to the File object.

You can also use an image map (created in an image editor or HTML editor) to add links to your images in your HTML-based outputs. After adding the hot spots and links to the image, you'll also create an HTML file to store the coordinates and URL links.

To add an image map to a File object:

  1. Create a File object and then select the Web tab.
  2. Choose Linked Coded HTML file as the Source type.
  3. Browse to the directory containing the HTML file for the image map, and then in the Filename field browse to the HTML file. The code used by the HTML file will be displayed in the preview pane.
  4. Select the Linked HTML tab and then browse to the image file created by the image map.
  5. In the Document tab, specify a standard version of the image.
  6. Save the changes to the File object.