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Insert a Hyperlink

  

Use a hyperlink in your worksheet to quickly access related information in any of the following:

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Email

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Dictionary Topic

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Help Topic

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Maplet

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Task

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Web Page (URL)

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Worksheet

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Workbook Attachment

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Workbook File

 

Inserting a Hyperlink in the Worksheet

Linking to an Email Address

Linking to a Dictionary Topic

Linking to a Help Topic

Linking to a Maplet Application

Linking to a Task

Linking to a Web Page (URL)

Linking to a Worksheet

Linking to a Workbook Attachment

Linking to a Workbook

Inserting a Hyperlink in the Worksheet

  

To insert a hyperlink in the worksheet:

1. 

Position the cursor in a text region where you want to insert a hyperlink or select text to be converted to a hyperlink.

2. 

If you positioned your cursor in a text region, from the Insert menu, select Hyperlink. If you want to convert a text selection to a hyperlink, from the Format menu, select Convert To and then Hyperlink.

3. 

In the Hyperlink Properties dialog box, if not displayed, enter the text of the hyperlink name in the Link Text edit field.

4. 

Optionally, use an image as the link. Select the Include an Image check box and Browse for the correct file. In .mw files the image appears as the link, while in .mws files, the Link Text you entered appears as the link.

Linking to an Email Address

  

To link to an email address:

1. 

Select Email from the Type drop-down list.

2. 

Enter the email address in the Target field.

3. 

Enter the text you want to display as the link in the Link Text field.

4. 

Click OK.

  

Note: For information about email hyperlinks in the Classic worksheet interface, see Worksheet Compatibility Issues.

Linking to a Dictionary Topic

  

To link to a Dictionary topic:

1. 

Select Dictionary Topic from the Type drop-down list.

2. 

Enter a topic name in the Target field. Dictionary topics begin with the prefix Definition/, for example, Definition/dimension.

3. 

Enter the text you want to display as the link in the Link Text field.

4. 

Click OK.

Linking to a Help Topic

  

To link to a help page:

1. 

Select Help Topic from the Type drop-down list.

2. 

Enter a topic name in the Target field.

  

(Optional) Select a bookmark as a link from the Bookmark drop-down list.

3. 

Enter the text you want to display as the link in the Link Text field.

4. 

Click OK.

  

Tip: To ensure that the hyperlink goes to the intended help page, use the exact topic name rather than an alias.  When you view a help page, the topic name is given in the title bar of the Help window.  For instance, the topic name of this help page is worksheet,managing,linking.

Linking to a Maplet Application

  

To link to a Maplet application:

1. 

Select Maplet from the Type drop-down list.

2. 

In the Target field, enter the local path to a file with the .maplet extension. Optionally, click Browse to locate the file.

  

If the Maplet application exists, clicking the link launches the Maplet application. If the Maplet application contains syntax errors, then error messages are displayed in a popup window.

3. 

Enter the text you want to display as the link in the Link Text field.

4. 

Click OK.

  

Note: To link to a Maplet application available on a MapleNet web page, use the URL hyperlink type to link to the web page.

Linking to a Task

  

To link to a task:

1. 

Select Task from the Type drop-down list.

2. 

Enter the path and filename of the help page in the Target field.

3. 

Enter the text you want to display as the link in the Link Text field.

4. 

Click OK.

Linking to a Web Page (URL)

  

To link to a web page:

1. 

Select URL from the Type drop-down list.

2. 

Enter the URL in the Target field.

3. 

Enter the text you want to display as the link in the Link Text field.

4. 

Click OK.

Linking to a Worksheet

  

To link to a worksheet:

1. 

Select Worksheet from the Type drop-down list.

2. 

In the Target field, enter the path and filename of the worksheet or click Browse to locate the file.

  

(Optional) Select a bookmark as a link from the Bookmark drop-down list.

3. 

Enter the text you want to display as the link in the Link Text field.

4. 

Click OK.

Linking to a Workbook Attachment

Similar to attaching to a worksheet, you can link to workbook content: by directly entering the workbook file URI, or by browsing to the target workbook file.

If you want to enter the URI directly into Target field, you should copy the URI first.

To copy the URI of the content you want to link to:

1. 

In the Workbook Navigator palette, right-click on the file you want to link to.

2. 

From the context menu, select Copy Path.

3. 

The URI of the target file is now copied to the clipboard.

  

To link to a workbook attachment:

4. 

Select Workbook Attachment  from the Type drop-down list.

5. 

In the Target field, enter the URI of the worksheet, obtained in the above instructions, or click Browse to locate the workbook file.

6. 

Click OK.

Linking to a Workbook

You can link to a workbook file (instead of an attachment inside the workbook) using the hyperlink properties dialog.

1. 

Select Worksheet from the Type drop-down list.

2. 

In the Target field, enter the path and filename of the workbook (.maple) file or click Browse to locate the file.

3. 

Click OK.

See Also

Bookmarks

Convert To Hyperlink

Delete a Hyperlink

Edit Hyperlink Names and Paths

Hyperlink History

 


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