Working with bookmarks and hyperlinks

Corel DESIGNER lets you create bookmarks and hyperlinks in your Web document. You can apply these to rollovers, bitmaps, and other objects.


To create an internal link in an HTML file, you can assign a bookmark to text or to an object. You can then assign a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) to an object that links to the bookmark. The object containing a URL has a hotspot, an area that activates a hyperlink when clicked in a browser.


Within a document, hyperlinks connect to any object that has been assigned a bookmark, or the hyperlink can connect to any document on the World Wide Web by using that document's URL. You can also set a hotspot that follows the outline of the object, or fills the object's bounding box.

Corel DESIGNER applies a crosshatch pattern to an object containing a hyperlink. You can change the color of the crosshatch pattern as well as its background fill.

After you create hyperlinks, you can display and verify them.

Hyperlinks are maintained when you export files to CGM Version 4 profiles. For information about exporting CGM files, see "Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM)" in the Help.

To assign a bookmark

1 Right-click an object, and click Properties.

2 Click the Internet tab

3 Choose Bookmark from the Behavior list box.

4 Type the name of the bookmark.

To assign a hyperlink to a bookmark or external Web site

1 Right-click an object, and click Properties.

2 Click the Internet tab

3 Choose URL from the Behavior list box.

4 Type a URL address.

You can also

Specify what frame will display when the

Choose a target frame from the Target ©

rollover is clicked

list box.

Add a description of the object for text-only

Type the text in the Alt comments text box.


Define the hotspot area

Choose Object shape or Object's

bounding box from the Define hotspot

using list box.

URLs to external Web sites must contain the http:// prefix. Other supported protocols include mailto:, ftp:, and file:.

You can rename a bookmark and create a hyperlinked bookmarked object from a document object by using the Internet bookmark manager docker.

To display hyperlinked objects

1 Click View > Toolbars > Internet.

If the Internet command is not available, click Tools > Options, click Command bars in the Workspace, Customization list of categories, and ensure the Internet check box is enabled.

2 On the Internet toolbar, enable the Show hotspots button [y].

All objects to which you've assigned URLs display in the crosshatch and background hotspot colors.

To verify links in a Web document

1 Click Window > Link manager.

2 In the list, verify that all URL links display a green check mark.

3 Click the Refresh button [/] to verify any broken links.

To assign crosshatch and background hotspot colors

1 Click Window > Property manager.

2 Click the Internet tab

3 Open the Cross-hatch color picker | -r |, and click a color.

4 Open the Background color picker , and click a color.

If you choose a hyperlinked object first and then change the crosshatch and background hotspot colors, the change applies to the selected object only. If you change the hotspot colors with no object selected, the default colors are changed for this drawing and for future sessions of the program.

You can also verify a single link in the Link manager by right-clicking it and clicking Verify link.

If you want to test a link by opening a URL in a Web browser, right-click the object, and click Jump to hyperlink in browser.

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