Working with Hyperlinks

Keynote can turn almost any object on a slide—text boxes, images, shapes, table cells, or movies—into a hyperlink. Taking a cue from familiar web links, you can also turn individual words into hyperlinks. Clicking a hyperlink beams you away to a new onscreen location, a teleporter built right into your slideshow. Tell Keynote to take you to any of these places when you click a hyperlinked object:

  • A specific slide in the presentation

  • A different Keynote document

  • A web page in your web browser

  • A new, preaddressed email message in your email program

  • The end of the slideshow, returning you to Keynote’s edit mode

Among other things, hyperlinks provide the navigation when you’re building a kiosk presentation or any slideshow where your viewers click buttons to steer through the slides on their own (a self-paced lesson, a product catalog). If you’re creating a hyperlinks-only presentation (see Setting Up Hyperlinks-Only Slideshows), you have to create hyperlinks to move from one slide to the next—clicking the mouse button or using the space bar doesn’t work. You can create a menu or table of contents, for example, so the viewer can navigate to different parts of the slideshow and add “forward” and “back” buttons to each slide.

To create a hyperlink, select some text or an entire text box, image, shape, table cell, or movie; open the Hyperlink Inspector, turn on the “Enable as a hyperlink” checkbox, and then select the type of hyperlink from the Link To pop-up menu (Figure 13-19 ...

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