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Add Hyperlinks to Your Captivate eLearning Project

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In this Adobe Captivate video tutorial, I show you how to add hyperlinks to your Adobe Captivate eLearning project Need more help than my videos offer? Purchase one or more hours of one-on-one instruction: 👨‍🏫 http://bit.ly/CpInstruction Want to learn about advanced actions, multi-state objects, and fluid box responsive design. Get my 1.5 hr Premium Adobe Captivate Course for only $9.99. 🎓 http://bit.ly/2019CpCourse Support my channel and get free project files and themes 💾 https://www.patreon.com/paulwilsonlearning The gear I use in my videos: 🎙️ Blue Yeti Microphone: https://amzn.to/2TiBw4A ⚙️ NEEWER Microphone Scissor Arm Stand: https://amzn.to/2CsnkjZ 📷 Logitech C930e 1080P HD Video Webcam: https://amzn.to/2HLudQK 💡 Webcam Light Stand for Live Stream: https://amzn.to/2TgvXDZ 🎙️ Knox Gear Blue Yeti Shock Mount: https://amzn.to/2UOavYF Do you require technical support? 👩‍💼 http://bit.ly/AdobeCare Want to report a bug to Adobe. 🐞 http://bit.ly/AskAdobe #CaptivateTeacher #AdobeCaptivate #elearning
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Hosein Nik (2 months ago)
anyone please! where i can find the way to link to a file ?!
Watch this video. https://youtu.be/PmQSCl6Hyqk
BakersTravelz (4 months ago)
Great job as usual Paul!!
wimgent (1 year ago)
Hi Paul, so if I want to avoid using a button (for aesthetic reasons), and stick to the highlighted part of a text to offer the URL-link, then how can I in that case also avoid that the current project continues? (I started using buttons just to get to that option '(dis)continue current project' but just a hyperlink is really what I want (what the user expects). Best regards, Wim.
Most cases you need some type of click object to pause the project on each slide. Otherwise, the project will just continue away in the background as users visit the URL. Try adding a click box to each slide. This will prevent slides from progressing to the next slide automatically.
amey gaikwad (1 year ago)
Is text to text linking is possible in Captivate 2017? Suppose I am at slide 4 and I want to give a link. When I will click that link it will take me to slide 2 and a particular line will be highlighted. I have achieved this by using hyperlink and execute advanced actions Is this a only way to do this ?
amey gaikwad (1 year ago)
Thank you so much sir for your quick response. Your videos are really helpful. Thanks a lot again
amey gaikwad Advanced actions are required when you need two or more actions run, or if a condition needs to be met. Jumping to a slide and highlighting the term would be two actions.
monika ruediger (1 year ago)
Hi Paul, am enjoying your tutorials. I have a question regarding the insertion of a document (10:32) as a hyperlink. If this doc is only available in my internal files, and if i link to it, will be it available to external viewers? Or would it be better to create a URL for this doc and then link to it? thanks!
monika ruediger (1 year ago)
Thanks Paul, appreciate your quick response!
instead of a full URL just put the file name in the field. Once you publish just drag the file into your published zip folder and that will work fine
Thanks for the tutorial. Unfortunately, simply linking the word "here" would not be considered a best practice. See this page about providing unique link text: https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/H30.html
This tutorial is _how_ to do it, not _why_ to do it or _what's the best way_ to do it. I leave that up to someone else.
CSU Success Center (2 years ago)
You are a great teacher.
Wow, that's very nice that you took the time to comment this. I appreciate it. Thank you very much.
girlscoutsIN (2 years ago)
Paul is there a way to insert a hyperlink into a video demo captivate project? The types of media and interactions seem to be limited and I cannot find a way to enter hyperlinks or buttons that can allow users to click.
The intention of video demos is to create videos where interactive stuff couldn't be used. However!...Once you record your video demo save it as a file to your desktop or wherever you like. Then create another regular Adobe Captivate project with all the interactive stuff you want including questions slides, knowledge checks slides with buttons and so on. Then import your video demo file as a single slide somewhere in your regular eLearning project. Users will get to watch it your video demos and then transition to other eLearning content by just progressing to the next slide. Just make sure your record your video demo at the same resolution as all your other eLearning content otherwise it will be weird. To import a video demo into another Captivate project... 1. Click the *Insert* drop down menu 2. Select *CPVC Slide* 3. Navigate to where you saved your video demo and select it 4. Click *OPEN* Hope that helps.
Jason M. Herman (3 years ago)
Great tutorial and overview as always Paul. Is it not possible to create a hyperlink (for text) in a multi-state view?  Essentially, I want to add a hyperlink in only one of my states. I notice that the hyperlink button (under style) is not available under a specific state but is for the Normal state.
+Jason M. Herman That's correct. You can only attach hyperlinks to one state of an object, however in a paragraph of text you could make more than one hyperlink with different words linking to different links (if that helps).

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