iBooks Author: Add links and bookmarks

Add links and bookmarks

You can create text or image links that your readers can tap or click to go to another place in the book, go to a webpage, or open a preaddressed email message.

As you create your book, you can quickly navigate to specific book locations by adding bookmarks. If you add links to your bookmarks, your readers can also use them in the completed book.

Create a link

  1. Select the text or image you want to become a link.

  2. If the Link inspector isn’t open, click the Inspector button in the toolbar and click the Link inspector button .

  3. In the Link inspector, click Hyperlink.

  4. Select the “Enable as a hyperlink” checkbox.

  5. Click the Link To pop-up menu and choose an option:

    • Webpage: Enter a URL.

    • Email Message: Enter the email address and subject line.

    • Bookmark: Click the Name pop-up menu and choose a bookmark.

      If the Name pop-up menu is empty, add bookmarks as described below.

    • Figure: Click a figure in the Name list. To view only specific types of figures (for example, all movies or galleries), click the Style pop-up menu and choose an option.

    • Chapter or Section: Click the Chapter pop-up menu and choose an option.

    • Page Number: Enter a page number.

Remove a link

You can deactivate all links in the book, or you can remove the link from a single selection.

Do one of the following:

  • Make all links inactive: In the Link inspector, select the “Make all hyperlinks inactive” checkbox.

    To reactivate your previous links, deselect this checkbox.

  • Make a single link inactive: Select the link (to select linked text, click outside the text and use the Shift and arrow keys), and deselect the “Enable as a hyperlink” checkbox in the Link inspector.

Add a bookmark

  1. Select the text you want to become a bookmark.

  2. If the Link inspector isn’t open, click the Inspector button in the toolbar, click the Link inspector button , and click Bookmark.

  3. To add the selected text as a bookmark, click the Add button .

To delete a bookmark, select a bookmark in the list and click the Delete button .

To sort bookmarks by name or page number, click the Name or Page column heading.

Published Date: Dec 7, 2016
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