Frame URLs and hyperlinks

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to add hyperlinks in Sozi documents and how to link to a Sozi frame.

Download and open the example document

This tutorial is based on an SVG document that contains the drawing elements of our presentation. Download the base SVG document (Right-click on the link and choose Save link target as).

This SVG document has been created with Inkscape. We recommend to install Inkscape before proceeding.

Create the frames of the presentation

Open tutorial-links.svg in the Sozi presentation editor.

Base document in Sozi

Create five frames as illustrated by the following screenshots:

Frame 1 (Home) Frame 2 (Top left) Frame 3 (Top right) Frame 4 (Bottom right) Frame 5 (Bottom left)

Edit the frame titles and IDs as follows:

Frame number Title ID
1 Home home
2 Top left top-left
3 Top right top-right
4 Bottom right bottom-right
5 Bottom left bottom-left

You can already open the presentation in a web browser to check that all frames are correctly defined.

Frame URLs

When a Sozi document is opened in a web browser, the content of the address bar changes each time you move from one frame to another.

Frame URL in the address bar of a web browser

In the example above the address bar shows the URL:

file://.../tutorial-links.sozi.html#top-right

If your document is served by a web server, the first element of the URL will be http or https instead of file. In the URL above, the HTML file name is followed by a hash character (#) and the ID of the current frame (top-right).

As a result, if you are sharing a presentation on the web, it will be possible to make a direct link to any frame.

The SVG standard supports hyperlinks natively. For this reason, Sozi provides no specific feature related to the creation of links in your presentations. You must add them to your SVG documents using Inkscape or any other SVG-compliant vector drawing software.

Open the document tutorial-links.svg in Inkscape. Right-click on the big arrow that points in the top-left direction and choose Create Link.

Creating a link in Inkscape

This action opens the Object attributes dialog where you can edit the properties of the link.

To create a link to the top left frame, we only need to set the Href attribute to #top-left:

Setting the href attribute of a link

Process similarly for the other frames: for each arrow, create a link to the corresponding frame ID. Finally, select the blue circle and create a link to #home.

Update and play the presentation in a web browser

Save the SVG document in Inkscape. Move back to the Sozi window to update the SVG content of the presentation. The update operation is automatic.

Open the file tutorial-links.sozi.html with your favorite web browser. It will automatically focus on the first frame. Click inside the white background of the document to move to the next frame (See also: Playing a presentation) or click on an arrow to move directly to the corresponding frame.

Download the full presentation (Right-click on the link and choose Save link target as).