Add a Hyperlink Navigation Shape to Your Drawing

Add a hyperlink navigation shape to your drawing and you can add hyperlinks to any Edraw shape or page.

Add a Hyperlink Navigation Shape to Your Drawing

( Ctrl + K )

You can add hyperlinks to any Edraw shape or page. The hyperlinks can link to any of the followings:

  1. Another page or shape in the current drawing
  2. A page or shape in another drawing
  3. A document other than an Edraw drawing
  4. A Web URL

Add a Hyperlink to an Existing Shape or Page

  1. Make sure that both the file you're linking from and the file you're linking to have been saved.
  2. If you're creating a link to a specific shape, make a note of the shape ID and the name of the page that the shape is on.

link shape

  1. To find a shape ID, click the shape to select it, and then the shape ID will appear on the statute bar at the bottom of the window.
  2. To find the page name, locate the tab for the page at the bottom of the drawing window.
  3. Select the shape to add a hyperlink. On the Insert menu, click Hyperlinks.
  4. In the Type list, choose the Current Document.
  5. To link to a specific page, select the page name in the Page box.
  6. To link to a specific shape, first select the page name on which the shape appears in the Page box, and then choose the ID of the shape in the Shape box.
  7. To specify a zoom level, type a percentage in the Zoom box, or click the arrow to select a zoom level.
  8. Note: You can use the zoom level to show more or less details of the drawing. Use a low number to show more details of a smaller area of the drawing or a high number to show less details of a larger area of the drawing.
  9. In the Description box, type a name for the link. This text will appear in the right click menu.
  10. To add another hyperlink to the page or selected shape, click New, and then repeat step 6 to 11.
  11. Click OK.

Add a Hyperlink to a WB URL

  1. In the Type list, choose the Internet Address.

link webpage

  1. In the Address box, type the address of a Web site, FTP site, or e-mail address (beginning with http://, ftp://, or mailto:, respectively).
  2. In the Description box, type a name for the link. This text will appear in the right click menu.
  3. To add another hyperlink to the page or selected shape, click New, and then repeat steps 2 through 3.
  4. Click OK.

Add a Hyperlink to File or Application

  1. In the Type list, choose the File or Application.
  2. Click Browse and navigate to a file.
  3. In the Description box, type a name for the link. This text will appear in the right-click menu.
  4. To add another hyperlink to the page or selected shape, click New, and then repeat step 2 and step 3.
  5. Click OK.

Follow a Hyperlink

The shape has a hyperlink action button while it has a hyperlink data. You can click the action button to navigate it. Or Right-click the shape or page, and then click the hyperlink.

navigate link

Note: If you saved the drawing as a Web page, click the shape or page, and then click the hyperlink.

Change or Delete a Hyperlink

To change or delete a hyperlink on a shape, select the shape.

On the Insert menu, click Hyperlinks.

To change a hyperlink, select the hyperlink in the hyperlink list, make the changes that you want, and then click OK.

To delete a hyperlink, select the hyperlink in the hyperlink list, click Delete, and then click OK.

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