Objects as Hyperlinks

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Can I use a Callout or an Icon Marker as a Hyperlink? I'd like to be able to associate symbols with specific types of hyperlinks. Like a $ symbol that I could use to link to a cost sheet. I can add all kinds of symbols but I can't use them as 'the' hyperlink. When I try to make the symbol a hyperlink it sticks a separate paperclip outside of the topic (which I can't label btw). This seems to detract from the benefit of intative visual guidance.

What am I missing here?
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Lon Breslow

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Posted 5 years ago

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Brittney Mazzetta

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Hi Lon. I am going to make this as an idea as this not possible in the software. Our product team will then be able to review this for future releases. Thanks for your feedback!
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Lon Breslow

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Thanks Brittney. I think it's two things:

1) Enable embeded hyperlinks into objects (so the object is clickable to target)
- you may need an on/off option for transformative icons (e.g. Happy Smilee to Sad Smilee). If the hyperlink option is off, you won't be able to set a hyperlink. If it's on, you will be able to set a hyperlink, but the icon won't change when clicked - it will link instead.

2) Allow the creation of a label for an object (including hyperlinks)
- Enable user to set the position of the label

I think these features would enable cleaner and more flexable renderings.

Best,
Lon.
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I recall that there have been requests over the years for the ability to set topic labels as hyperlinks and/or include hyperlinks within topic labels. The hyperlink could be represented by text or a graphic (as you can do now in topic notes) or, as Lon suggests, by a user-defined icon.

I've always found it a bit odd that you could put hyperlinks in topic notes or attach them to topics, but not be able to incorporate them in the topic itself.