The ability to create a text hyperlink has always been somewhat of a challenge in Captivate. If you wanted to create a hyperlink, you had to first insert a click box and position it over the text. Then you needed to visit the Action group on the Properties panel and choose Open URL or file from the On Success drop-down menu.
Adobe Captivate 6 makes quick work out of creating text hyperlinks. All you need to do now is highlight a word or phrase within a text caption and, from the Format group on the Properties panel, click the Insert Hyperlink tool.
The Link To dialog box will open. From the first drop-down menu, select Web Page. Type the address of the intended web page within the text field and then, using the second drop-down menu, choose New. (This option will ensure that the link will open in a New browser window.)
The text you selected in the text caption will take on the tell-tale attributes of hyperlinked text.
If you preview the project, clicking the hyperlink will open the web page specified in the Link To dialog box. If you'd like to edit the hyperlink or remove it, simply highlight the same text and revisit the Format group on the Properties panel and you'll see two tools that will get the job done nicely: Modify Hyperlink and Delete Hyperlink.
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