We retain all hyperlinks as they appear in the original ebook.
We only remove hyperlinks for indexes with page number (unless, in the rare case, we have print page number breaks in the document).
You will need to check to make sure the link works. Simply click on the link to make sure it opens to an active and correct webpage.
If it does not link properly you will have to edit the link.
To edit a hyperlink:
Address box under the
Web Page or File tab
To make a hyperlink accessible, you need to ensure that the display text is meaningful, clear, and direct. We want to remove all the
http://www.WebsiteName.com/etc/etc text from a link. It is very annoying for a screen reader to read out all those letters and dashes. We also want to avoid terms like
click here as they hold no meaning to someone using a screenreader. Click where? We need to use meaningful text, for example NNELS Website
To edit existing Hyperlink Display Text:
Hyperlink and select
Edit Hyperlink or select
Edit Hyperlink depending if you use Mac or Windows
Text to Display
If you come across a broken links you need to do your best to fix it by either finding the new URL or linking to the archived site or page using The Way Back Machine
If all that fails:
[Producer's note: This webpage no longer exist]
We still receive patron requests for DAISY books. If it is a DAISY request you will remove all links.
Hyperlinks must be removed, or unlinked, for conversion to DAISY. The URL text without the links can be retained.
A to select all text
F9 to remove all hyperlinks
A to select all text
6 to remove hyperlinks (may need to adjust text colour if it stays blue)
Q: I have a question about hyperlinks. In the book I'm working on (The Next Big Thing), there are quite a few links to websites and I've been checking each one, as per the wiki instructions. I came across one though where the link works, and it does take you to a working website but it's clearly not the one the author intended. The website link is nanotechproject.org but the site has nothing to do with nanotech, it's basically a huge ad for penis enlargement devices (so, very spammy). Should I leave the link alone since it works even if it isn't working as intended?
A: That is an uncomfortable find. In this case I would just remove the link, we don't want our patron to get spam on his computer.