Link to a Website

Polygon hotspots can be used to direct a user to an external URL (any file or webpage that exists outside of the project). The most basic of these is to link to a webpage/website.

Add a URL type polygon hotspot:

  1. Change the Viewer mode to Polygon Hotspot.

  2. Draw the hotspot.

  3. In the hotspot properties, choose URL for the Type.

  4. (Optional) Give the link a Title. This will appear as a tooltip when the mouse hovers over the hotspot.

  5. Add the URL to the Link Target URL field.
    ✭ The web link must be absolute; meaning http:// or https:// must be included in the address.

  6. (Optional) In the Target field, use the menu to choose how the page will open. _blank will open the page in a new browser window or tab.

  7. Output and test the project.

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