[scribus] inserting links into a document

Christopher A. Zaino, PT, PhD cazaino at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 15:17:39 UTC 2011

Dear Greg,

I was struggling a little to get it to work prior to getting your 
instructions. Now it is all clear. thanks


Christopher A. Zaino, PT, PhD
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On 08/15/2011 08:34 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 08/15/2011 05:53 AM, a.l.e wrote:
>> On 8/15/11 11:51 AM, Ondřej Němeček wrote:
>>> I think Chris wants hyperlinks! There are pdf tools to do this,
>>> but I never used this...
>> ah, ok!
>> just put a pdf link frame above the text you want to link... and double
>> click on the frame to define it.
>> there is a pdf toolbar with the tools to create a link.
> There are some particulars about this process that may help you avoid 
> frustration.
> If you have a web address in the text of a text frame, Adobe Reader 
> will interpret this as a link, and clicking it will send you to the 
> link. I don't know about other PDF readers that someone might have.
> Aside from using the actual link PDF tool in Scribus (the two 
> footprints icon), you can convert a text frame into a linking object.
> Insert Link Annotation
> Make a frame, right-click on it to show the context menu, then select 
> PDF Options > Annotation Properties. This brings up a dialog which by 
> default will show Link -- using this you could link to somewhere else 
> in the same PDF document. Another choice: External Link -- this will 
> allow linking to another PDF on your computer. The choice: External 
> Web-Link -- is the one you want for a web address. Just fill in the 
> complete address, click Ok.
> Starting with a Text Frame
> Make a text frame, then right-click and select PDF Options > Is PDF 
> Annotation. Now right-click again, and you will be able to select PDF 
> Options > Annotation Properties. Here the default will be Text, so 
> change that to External Web-Link, etc.
> With either of these methods, no text will show in this frame, so 
> don't make the mistake of making a text frame with text, then 
> converting to PDF Annotation and so on. If you want to have some word 
> of a text frame seem to be clickable you need to make the text, then 
> make the hyperlink frame on top of the words that you wish to appear 
> to be clickable.
> Hope this is understandable.
> Greg
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