Inserting a Hyperlink

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How do I insert a hyperlink into a presentation?
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wazz

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The Prezi software platform has definitely added a change to the way we convey and perceive presentations .

BUT!

The same platform has an exceptional opportunity to become a huuuge game changer in the way we create web pages and navigate on webpages.

Hyperlinks is probably one of the most fundamental steps in this direction, and i find it sad to see that this has not reached to a higher priority level within the organization. But then again i'm not aware of your expansion ambitions...
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I also am quite surprised that Prezi does not allow hyperlinks yet.
A majority of the documents I write anymore are now hypertext, with links to original sources and more information. My presentations should be the same way!
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Alex Seitsinger

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Text hyperlinks can be added by typing in "http://" to the beginning of the text, save and exit and reload the prezi (ie: http://prezi.com). The links should work. For an image hyperlink check the link out I added below

Cheers
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I want to add hyperlinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Alex Seitsinger

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Hi,

If you havent figured it out already, check out my comment above or below :)

Cheers
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John, Official Rep

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emmankant, see the end of this thread (Microsoft Word can work) for email, web pages in 'any' text or image and there are probably more

http://community.prezi.com/prezi/topi...

Just discovered putting in Hyperlinks also works in OpenOffice.org Writer (open source (just as good as word)) - save as a PDF.

cheers

John
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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...

word does not work with hyperlinks for me! don't know why....
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Thx denisousa for the trick !
It works perfectly on my Office 2010 on Windows but unfortunately not on Office:Mac 2011...
And the winner is... OpenOffice 3 which does the trick on both Windows and MacOs !

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Thumbs up! Open office is great stuff.
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Alex Seitsinger

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For anyone interested in a hyperlinking workaround for images check this link out..

http://community.prezi.com/prezi/topi...
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benedetta.schiavetti

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Hi, I'm a fresh fan of Prezi and I have a problem with hyperlink:
- I write correctly the address
- I save
- ...and what about the reload? I close the program and restart it...but nothing's changing, beside that the hyperlink gets underlined, but when I click on it no web page appears. Am I doing sty wrong? I don't have a reload button in the Prezi Desktop, is it in the online version?

Help !
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Adam [founder], founder

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hi benedetta,

this has been fixed, you simply need to change to show mode, to make links work. no need to reload. but please use http:// in front of your link

adam
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I'm having the same problem actually. My hyperlinks are written out with http:// at the front, but after saving and reloading they still don't work, and in the Desktop version clicking on them actually freezes up the computer so I get a "Not Responding" error.

Jennifer
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I have tried everything mentioned in this help column to make my hyperlink work and nothing. I would love for Prezi to add a "hyperlink" option to the edit wheel. It would make everything so much easier!

Also, editing text is a pain. Each time I highlight text, it changes all the text in the text box. I would love it for it just to change the highlighted text.

Lastly, there are some issues going between the Prezi on my laptop versus the Prezi view on my iPad. Most of the issues I'm experiencing are the random movement of pics. Is there a way to correct this?
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Hi toddchemer,

Have you tried using Acrobat reader PRO (it has to be the pro one).?
It has worked pretty well for me for some time now.

What do you mean by random movement of pics?

regards,
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Thanks for you response, very speedy :) I will try Acrobat Reader Pro and let you know.

The comment about the random movement of pics referred to when I created a prezi on-line and then tried to open it with my Prezi Viewer App on my iPad, which I find really convenient. However, a problem I've had is that edits I make to the prezi on-line do not always appear on my iPad, and it can be very frustrating. In fact, one time I had to recreate an entire prezi because of this problem. I don't know if it is a common problem or just me, but that is what I was referring to. Besides that, I love me some Prezi :)
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I think the quickest way to insert several links is to put all the links you need for a project in a single Word file. Open Word, Click on Page Layout, Size, A6 (A6 if you do not need too many links so that you do not have to crop too much inside Prezi). Click on Control K to enter your links. Enter at the top of the Link window the text to display. Enter the link itself at the bottom of the window. Click on Save As (not Save nor Print) Choose PDF format, save the file in PDF. Then when you are in Prezi (on the Web, not on the Prezi on your desktop), place part of the PDF you need wherever you need it. The text will appear and when you click on the link it will send you to the page you have indicated.

Of course you probably need the latest version of Word, or at least a version which allows to save a document as a PDF. Other Word processings might work too if they have the same option.

You could also, before hand, go to all the web pages you need to have a link for, save the links in Note Pad and copy and paste later into your Word file once you know which text to show in your presentation. You could even put them into the right order of display.
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Guys, I made this demo prezi in 5 minutes.

Check it out: http://prezi.com/nwq3ikqfw5r_/link-in...

As you can see, I used adobe acrobat pro. (not the reader, sorry, the acrobat pro is the one!)

regards,
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Oh, I forgot, if you click on the link while in fullscreen mode, some browsers will open the link, but in the background, so you have to exit full screen and you should be able to see the linked page open/being opened.
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Is it possible to create text hyperlinks rather than just url addresses?

I am creating an induction programme using Prezi and in certain sections I would like the user to be able to 'Click here' to download a PDF example rather than having the PDF within the Prezi.

Anyone know a work around for this?

Thanks

Jamie

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Text Hyperlinks.
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hello Jamie,

take a look at this prezi and see if this is what you are looking for.

http://prezi.com/t218_iuua2t6/test/?a...

If so, I posted how to do it here sometime ago. Check it out.

regards,

Deni
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Bas Landsbergen

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Hi Deni,

Thanks for your answer.

If you feel you can help other users out with their problems, feel free to respond to other posts as well. You could be upgraded to a Prezi Champion, earning you beta access to new features!

Cheers,
Bas
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Hi Bas, I do feel I can help others with prezi.
Besides responding to posts (as I did to Fred ́s post below), what else do I need in order to be upgraded to Prezi Champion?
thanks,

Deni
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Bas Landsbergen

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Nothing, if you're doing a great job by helping others out you can be upgraded to become a Prezi Champion. Thanks for helping fellow Prezi users!
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Thanks, everyone for the ideas. I do have Acrobat Pro. I looked to see if I could make the background transparent. So far, I have not. Any suggestions?

fred
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denisousa

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Hi Fred,

I believe one cannot make transparent background with adobe pro.
If you need a pdf to have transparent background there would be a workaround.
Import your pdf into Photoshop. Select color range and select the color of the background. Then invert selection, copy the content, make a new file with transparent background, paste your content and save as PNG (interlaced)

look at this prezi

http://prezi.com/t218_iuua2t6/test/?a...

where I've tried to do it. There are two "tests", one is about inserting text hyperlink and the other is the "pdf"-png with transparent background. I put a yellow background in the prezi so you can see the difference, since it wouldn't be a problem if the background were white, correct? The only problem with this is that you'd loose any hyperlinks in the pdf, since it would be converted into a png image......

hope I could help

Denilson
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I would also like to express my surprise that this feature has still not been added and to "vote" for it. It just seems such a simple thing to enable, after all you've managed to enable it for this comment box! How hard could it be to add it to the actual product? (sorry about the link)
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Ditto, I agree that hyperlinks are fundamental functionality. The workarounds are simply productivity killers. Yo Prezi team, assuming you are listening, please stop adding other stuff, and bolt in this one feature. Simple is what customers are looking for these days. Or, send me the code and I'll write it for you ;-)
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Yes, I think what folks are really looking for is more like the HTML anchor tag capability, so for example, I might assign a hyperlink to an image in my Prezi. This is visually preferable over a http... text string floating around in our presentation.
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By the way - for those who wish to use the downoaded, offline version (not prezi desktop) the problem is even bigger. I still have found no reliable way to make working hyperlinks to files - I have a word document with hyperlinked pictures that are linked to audio samples (stored on my hard disk) to be played when clicking the picture. The pdf works fine when used by itself. It obviously doesn't work when put in an online prezi (it cannot find the wav /mp3 files because the path in the url doesn't mean a thing when running the presentation online), unfortunately it doesn't work either when I download the prezi. So please make the hyperlinks feature available, and make hyperlinks work also when pointing to offline, client hard disk side contents (you cannot expect a teacher to put everything online - and apart from that downloadable prezis are meant to work offline, aren't they?). Many thanks.
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i agree completely and we all hope that they can fix this limitation because I'm sure there are many users with this important issue, that wil make prezi more powerfull...many thanks, plz notice us

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