Hyperlink

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This document describes how to use hyperlinks in a Snap document.

The document consists of the following sections.

A static hyperlink is stored in a document file. Its data never changes and does not depend on the data source.

To add a static hyperlink to a document, do the following.

  1. Click the Hyperlink command in the Insert tab of the main toolbar.

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  2. In the invoked Insert Hyperlink dialog, specify the hyperlink properties. The following properties are available:

    • Text - specifies the display text;
    • Screen tip - specifies the text of the tooltip displayed when the mouse cursor points to the hyperlink;
    • Target frame - specifies the target frame for a link;
    • Address - specifies the hyperlink destination. A hyperlink destination can be a web page, a file, or a specific position within a document.

    snap-dialog-insert-hyperlink

    Click OK to exit the dialog. The hyperlink will be inserted into the current carriage position. To follow the link, click it while holding the CTRL key.

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Dynamic hyperlinks in Snap are represented by the Hyperlink Snap field. A dynamic hyperlink obtains values for its properties from a data source when the Snap document is generated.

To insert a dynamic hyperlink into a document, do the following.

  1. Drag-and-drop the data field containing the correct URLs from the Data Explorer onto the Design Surface.

    snap-add-dynamic-hyperlink

  2. To specify the hyperlink properties, select the hyperlink and click the Properties button in the Field tab of the main toolbar. The following properties are available:

    • Binding - specifies a data member providing the hyperlink address;
    • Text - specifies a data member providing the hyperlink display text;
    • Screen Tip - specifies the text of the tooltip displayed when the mouse cursor points to the hyperlink;
    • Target Frame - specifies the hyperlink's target frame.

    snap-set-dynamic-hyperlink-properties

    The following image demonstrates a Snap document with dynamic hyperlinks.

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To convert an existing Snap field to a hyperlink, do the following.

  1. Select a field and click Properties in the Data Tools: Field ribbon tab.
  2. In the invoked menu, expand the Content Type drop-down list and select Hyperlink.

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