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Hour 15. Creating Interactive Graphics > Adding Links and Hotspots to Slices

Adding Links and Hotspots to Slices

The simplest way to add a link to an element on the Canvas is to draw a slice over the graphic and type a URL into the Link field on the Property Inspector with the slice selected. A URL is a link to another file, such as an HTML Web page. URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator, and this is a standard way to refer to files on Web servers.

A URL defines a path, starting with the domain name of the server and moving through the server’s directories, to find a particular file name. A URL path can be absolute, which means that it contains the protocol, domain name, directory path, and file. An absolute path would look like http://www.domain.com/folder/file.jpg. A URL can also be relative, which means that the path to the file is written out in relation to the current file. A link to file.jpg would look for the specified image file in the same directory as the current file. A link to folder/file.jpg would look for the image file in the directory named folder below the current directory. Use the special designator ../ to move up to the parent directory from the current directory, as in ../folder/file.jpg. Use it more than once to move up through multiple parent directories, such as ../../../file.jpg.


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