How to Create Hyperlinks

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 How do I create hyperlinks to different tabs in my file?  Thanks!

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Adam Y
Lucid Manager

Hi Kofi,

To make sure I'm understanding correctly, are you attempting to place a link within your Lucidchart document that navigates to another tab in your document? Or are you attempting to generate a URL to your document that navigates to a specific page in your document when clicked? For the first scenario, our Help Center article on Links and Hotspots details how you can do this. For the second, please see this Community post. Please let me know if you have questions after referencing these items. I hope this helps! 

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Adam Y
Lucid Manager

Hi Kofi,

Thanks for your post! Are you attempting to create a shareable link or a published URL? 

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Hi Adam,

I want to create a hyperlink that automatically links you to another tab in the file...

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Is there any update on this? I too would like to share a link to a specific tab... or be able to insert a specific tab into a confluence doc.

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Ryan H
Lucid Manager

Hi Dave, did you review the resources listed in Adam's post? If you follow those links, you should find more information that will assist you in linking to specific tabs.

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I did look at those, it seems none of them would solve the ability to publish a shareable link that would take you directly to Tab #2 , etc.

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Ryan H
Lucid Manager

Megan addresses this in the community post that Adam has linked above. In order to publish a link that takes you to a specific page, you'll need to change the link of the document to reflect the page ID. Please refer to this community post for more information!

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Is there a way to add a hyperlink to an external source in a Lucidchart?

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Megan W
Lucid Manager

Hey Shayna, links can connect to another page within the document, an external page, or an email prompt. Follow these steps to create a simple link:

  1. Highlight the text or select the object you want to turn into a link.
  2. Click on the link icon in the Options bar. Chain Link Symbol
  3. A window will appear with the option to select a link action. Choose “Link to Page,” “External Link,” or “Link to Email.” Follow the prompt and add the URL or email address you want to link to.
  4. Click “Done.”

If you hover over the linked object or text, a tool tip appears, suggesting that you hold Shift+Ctrl (Shift+Command for Mac). When you follow that suggestion, you’ll notice that linked objects glow green. Click the object to initiate the action.

Once a link is connected to an object, just right-click the object to change the link. You can also click the link icon again to edit it.

Please note: links are not currently supported on mobile browsers.

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Click on the link icon in the Options bar.

 

I don't have the link icon in my Oprions bar

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Megan W
Lucid Manager

Hey Martin, links are a professional feature which is why you're not seeing it available in your account. Please check out our Account Types article for more information and let me know if you have any additional questions!

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I don't have an link icon in my options bar and i am on Pro?

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Paula C
Lucid Manager

Hi Ben! Thanks for posting in the Lucidchart Community! It looks like you're on a professional account. We recently changed the linking experience in Lucidchart. To add a link, click the lightning bolt icon in your properties bar and then choose "external link" from the drop down options, as shown here:

Let me know if you have additional questions! 

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Hello. Is there a way to hyperlink in Lucidchart to an external document like a word document?

My apologies if this has already been asked and answered, I couldn't quite understand the replies.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Leigh 

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Adam Y
Lucid Manager

Hi Leigh,

You are able to place any URL in the action field pictured above. So if you use Word online and have a document URL you'd like to link to, you can definitely link to a Word document! 

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Hi!

In reading several different posts, I want to first make sure my verbiage is correct. Hyperlinks are called Hotspots in Lucidchart, correct? 

I need to understand how to create two different types of hotspots/hyperlinks in Lucidchart:

  1. Well actually I know how to connect a hyperlink to a shape 
  2. What I don't know is how do I create separate hyperlinks for each line of blue text in this box?

Thanks! Jackie

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Micah B
Lucid Manager

Hi Jacqueline, thanks for posting in the community! 

To clarify, hotspots are shapes to which you attach an action, such as directing you to an email, another file, or web page. You can learn more about creating and utilizing this feature in this Actions and Hotspots article. 

To create separate hyperlinks for different lines of text, please follow these steps for each separate line:

1. Select the word(s) that you want to link an action to. 

2. Select "More" in the upper right-hand corner.

3. Choose the lightning bolt "Actions" button. 

4. Select which action you would like to be attached to that text. 

Note that in my example below, only the word "Lucidchart" will have an action attached to it, and I could follow this same process for each of the other words to attach a separate action to them.

Hope this helps! Please let us know if we can do anything else to support your work. 

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I want to prepare a presentation in Lucid chart that has a number of slides.   From some of the slides I want to click on an object and go to an URL on a new tab.  After seeing that site I want to come back to the presentation at the slide where I left the presentation.

So far I have:

  1. Made my slides.
  2. Picked the appropriate object and entered the Link to Web.
  3. Invoked the link from build chart view.  It works fine and if I close the new tab I go back to the build chart view.


 In present mode the link also works.  I get the new tab and the requested site.  However when I close the tab I go back to build chart view.  I am no longer in presentation mode.  This destroys the flow of my presentation.

Any ideas about how I could get what I want?  I even tried sending the presentation to Google slides.  The link did not work at all then.

Help

Brian

 

 

 

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Micah B
Lucid Manager

Hi Brian, 

 

Thanks for continuing this thread! Unfortunately, returning to Lucidchart in presentation mode after navigating to an external link in a different tab is not currently possible. However, I certainly understand how that functionality would be helpful for your presentation flow. Would you mind adding your thoughts to this feature request form? Ideas submitted here are passed along to our development team for their consideration and help them prioritize improvements to the product. 

You are also correct that the hyperlink is not maintained within the presentation upon export to Google Slides. However, if you export your presentation and then recreate the link within Slides, you will be able to do what you're hoping - navigate to an external link and return to your slides while still in presentation mode. Please let me know if you have any additional questions!

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I tried what you suggest using Google Slides.  I exported to Slides and added my links.  I could not make it work completely.  I could go to the external site OK.  But when I came back from the internet site I was in Slides build mode not Slides presentation mode.

Then I tried Powerpoint.   It worked a treat.  I now can show off in a very flashy presentation.

My resolutions now are LucidChart for diagrams (including some very large diagrams) and Powerpoint for presentations.

Thanks

Brian