Inserting a Hyperlink

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How do I insert a hyperlink into a presentation?
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Adam [founder], founder

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Just enter the link as text starting with "http://". For example http://prezi.com Save and reload your prezi, all texts starting with http will turn into links.

A hint: while editing, you can select links with drag select, as click select will open the links for the moment
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Paula, I think you need to exit and reload the presentation to activate hyperlinks. But I agree with Dianne that this should be way more polished. It's so basic! And, developers, please give us an elegant way to return to our Prezi's from the link.
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I'm exit and reload the presentation over and over again , and some hyperlinks do not activate. I don't know what happend?????????
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Julie Britt

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Obviously some annoying bugs to work out for Prezi. Could it have something to do with your browser or your operating system? I use IE9 and Windows 7. Haven't yet tried it on my Mac (Lion).
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It works, but when presenting it doesnt open imeadtly the page. You have to exit the presentation.
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Philippe Inowlocki

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Hi !

I'm a new user and in my opinion, this feature is not correctly develop, why do we have to exit to verify the link ?
And the common ergonomics is not respected, I should see a hand when I roll over the link.

Firefox 12.0 user
thank you
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can I make a screenshot or an image hyperlink?
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reco

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This would be fantastic for us in creating easy navigation elearning
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I second this suggestion....would love to have FB, Instagram, Wordpress icons, etc...to link out to my other sites.
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Adam [founder], founder

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not yet, sorry...
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I'm keen to see hyperlinking work in prezi - lot neater than http://blahblah.blah.drivel
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agree!!
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I'm amazed this is three years ago, and no "action button" has been implemented.

I have been through all the "help" threads I could find - so see all the kluges. Took me over 30 minutes.

Taking people through a sequence of websites is basic to all multi-dimensional presentation, and has been around since hyper card stacks. Been doing this since 1995.

The prezi medium is fundamentally based on the same "link in thin air" principle, so it is almost unbelievable that an "exit and return" is not in the core toolkit.

A 'frame' to web of some sort?

I keep trying to use prezi for most of my work - but keep getting stalled by all the missing basic tools.

Returning from website to prezi is equally problematic. If a linked youtube can continue playing, even though I have returned to the prezi, it would seem there could be some implementation of return to prezi after visit http: link.

Love it and hate it every day.
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If you have flash you can use it to enter text or an image and create the hyperlink to it and then upload the .swf file into prezi. This will give you what you want.
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I don't have flash and I don't plan to have.
I think that an image hyperlink is a MUST feature, and to be honest, I am very disappointed it is not yet implemented.
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Hi folks, has this issue been addressed?
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Angelie

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When we have an update or release, we'll post the info here.
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Please let me know too when this becomes possible. Thanks JJ
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diannevanvoorhees76

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I am dissapointed to see this has been waiting for an update (not answer, but improvement of the program) for a year now.
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Angelie

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I'm sorry you're disappointed. We get thousands of requests from our users for different features and we can only work on so many at a time, but we do note all of the requests and try to deliver as we can. In April, we updated with several major new features and last week we added Prezi Meeting. So, we're trying to constantly improve Prezi! :-) But we only have so many hands. :-(

Thanks for your patience.
Angelie
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As a teacher I am so thankful that you give us access to this amazing product for free. While it is not perfect, I do appreciate the innate brilliance of Prezi. Thanks again. Eileen
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So, It is still not possible, right? I need to insert links on images
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Angelie

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It is still not possible.
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Any updates?
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Chamblis

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But it would be so useful. I am running Prezi (pay version) in my waiting room and would love to have a screen that said:
Here is the current CDC flu activity map
http://cdc.gov/flu/weekly/WeeklyFluAc...
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I have three links in one text box, each link begins with http://, but only the first link gets hyperlinked. I found that the only way to fix it is by putting each link into its own text box. Just throwing that out there ;)
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Until they enable hyperlinking of the primary text in a Prezi, i've just inserted the hyperlink in smaller font size adjacent to the area I want to link from. For instance, I typed in the text in medium sized font (Calibre), then in a much smaller font I typed the link right next to it (http://calibre-ebook.com/). Not perfect, but it works.
http://prezi.com/vfi004bec7i2/edit/#6...
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Hi marhankb
Thank you for posting the workaround. I totally understand that users want this feature, but we have a LONG list of features that people are demanding. We are cramming to deliver what we can!

Workarounds like yours help us as we work on as many features as we can. :)
Angelie
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I'd like to see hyperlinks in text and images too
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i am new to prezi and I like a lot of it. But three things stop me adopting it at work (I am a university lecturer):

1. the clunky hyperlink feature (having to write http://etc) and lack of image hyperlink

2. the (apparent) lack of makiing elements within the prezi invisible so they can by clicked open when required..or faded in and out.

3. The inabilty to change colour/font of a single word for contrast purposes

These 3 weaknesses lead me to stay with googledocs and slideshare
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Prizi is frustrating. Please make it easier to function between Power Point and Prizi!
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Richard Lynch

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Hi all,
This may help to workaround the hyperlink issue:

http://prezi.com/umj5l3iaytbm/hyperli...

Hyperlink workaround for text: The hyperlink is in white font body text on a white background and aligned closely underneath the blue title text Sandbox. Clicking on the 'Sandbox' will activate the hyperlink to a YouTube video.

It should work for embedding links to images as well.
[I would like to test this but exactly at that moment I got the first nag screen that I have overloaded my storage limit and to take a deep breath and reach for my credit card] lol

I would upgrade if the desktop version uploaded PDFs which for me is essential.
so soon I hope, cause Prezi is so fun and such a magic learning aid.
hth :))
Richard
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fantastic idea for hyperlinking texts! tks!
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Tamás Bánki

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since 2 years this topic is running. as most probably all of us here are prezi fans i would like to ask prezi to tell us when do they plan to have hyperlinks as a feature under the + sign on the triple circle.
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Another way is to create a Word file, then create links using (Ctrl K), then saving the file as PDF (do not use the Print feature but the Saving as feature of Word). Go to your Prezi Edit Screen. Insert your PDF. Crop as necessary. Save and click on the link. It should work if you create your Prezi from the web, not from PreziDesktop.
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Thank you jlafouge. It DOES work brilliantly. This was my main stopping point with Prezi. Image hyperlinks are huge. They are standard web lingua fanca and really are critically important.

For example, with these image links it will be possible to use Prezi as a front end / navigation aid to our educational investing product. We can now use Prezi to unify the experience of learning and using.

Uploading and image to Word 2010, adding a hyperlink to the image and saving as a pdf is a relatively painless process.

I have no idea why the criticality of this feature is not evident to the Prezi team and why anything that could be done so easily in Word can't be automated in a couple of days, much less two years!

However, we are grateful for such a tool because the Prezi concept will make the experience integrated and engaging in a way that would not have been feasible otherwise.
This is a key feature that cannot be difficult to add, gets all my votes
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Maybe someone has already written this, but I have been able to use image links at prezis for sometime now.
You just need adobe acrobat pro (mac) ou foxit (windows).
Save the images you want to assign a link to as pdf format (make sure it's not saed as a secure file)
Open that pdf
On adobe acrobat, choose >Tool >Advanced editing >Link Tool
Drag the cross around the image you want to link
Choose the link appearance (i always choose invisible rectangle)
Choose the link action (I pick open a webpage)
Press next and paste the URL you want the image to be link to
Press ok and voilà! now you save and insert this pdf into your prezi.

I'm in a hurry now, but I can tell you guys how to do the same thing using foxit.

if you don't believe this works, check out this prezi:

http://prezi.com/fqujfvfmva3x/control...

have fun guys!
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Angelie

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Thanks for posting this!!
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You're welcome. I just did it because linking an image in microsoft word and then making this .doc file into a pdf has never worked for me!

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