Hyperlinks and Bookmarks

While a table of contents is the most traditional method for helping readers find their way around your text, the advent of the Web has rapidly made another type of navigation familiar to all: hyperlinks (or links for short). Just as they do in Web pages, hyperlinks in Pages documents let you hop, skip, and jump to new content by clicking on a linked word or phrase. If your document is destined for onscreen viewing—as a PDF document distributed on the Web, for example—hyperlinks are an efficient way to move around your document, browse web pages, or send email messages. Pages offers four types of links:

  • Bookmark links. Click a bookmark hyperlink to move to another part of the current document. Whether the destination is on the same page or at the far end of a 200-page novel, Pages jumps to that location. Bookmarks are great for cross-references. Readers of your “Secret Identities” chapter, for example, would benefit from the option to leap directly to “Appendix C: Mild-Mannered Conversation” when you mention it as a resource.

  • Pages document. Clicking a document link opens another specified Pages file.

  • Web link. Clicking a web link launches your web browser and goes straight to the specified page.

  • Email Message link. When you click an email link, Pages launches your email program with a preaddressed email message. This is handy to speed communications like product orders, requests for more info, or letters to elected officials.

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