Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 11:01 AM (in response to Norma Pierce)
Confirm your process as follows...
Hyperlink two words/text:
(1) Highlight the target word, use iBA's Insert>Bookmark menu, define the target under Bookmarks in the Inspector, (2) then go to the word you want to link from and configure it as a hyperlink in the Inspector.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 11:19 AM (in response to K T)
This is precisely what I have been trying to do -- and just tried again to do. It does not work in a text box that I get from clicking on "text box" at the top of the page. It works fine in text that was imported from MS Word (ie "insert chapter from Word document"; but it does not work in new text boxes. There must be something amiss in the "text box" box. Or in the way I am using it. A small text box plunks down in the middle of the spread. I can move it around, change it's size, type in it and paste copied text. But I can't make a hyperlink of any of the words in it. Very frustrating.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 11:32 AM (in response to Norma Pierce)
Are you trying to link to text in a text box or from?
I can link to.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 12:14 PM (in response to Norma Pierce)
Copy the webpage URL to the clipboard.
Create a text box and enter some text.
Select that text, then use Inspector/Link Inspector/Hyperlink...choose 'Enable As A Hyperlink'...choose 'Link to: webpage', then paste the url into the URL field. Test.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 12:30 PM (in response to Norma Pierce)
Don't know what to tell you, sorry. Works fine for me.
Create another test book and recheck there.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 12:34 PM (in response to K T)
Just for jollies, I tried creating a book with a different template, and guess what it works for me in "Botany" but not in "Art History." I wonder what doesn't work in "Botany."
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 12:34 PM (in response to Norma Pierce)
A few months ago, I ran into this problem. I recall it had something to do with the new text box. It may only work in a templated text box.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2013 2:25 PM (in response to dabienwa)
You're right dabienwa. If you select the text and it has a tight box around it inside the text box, then it's a box within a box. You can't hyperlink these. Deleting all the contents and entering them again solved it for me.
I discovered this when creating a new text box for a template, and entering some default text that I knew I wanted on every corresponding page. In my case it was "www.domain.com/" allowing me to fill in the remainder on each page and then hyperlink it.
I ended up deleting the text from the template so I wouldn't get the box-within-a-box problem, and pasting the common text in on every page. I could then actually make the hyperlink text a hyperlink.