We’ve made adding web, video and shopping links to your content easy, with Issuu Links. Readers can directly interact with your content and learn more about your brand. When hovered over, links within your content show up as blue outlines around ads, videos and images, with icons to direct the desired interaction. This article explains how to use the Links tool, for all your content integration needs.
NOTE: Our system automatically detects hyperlinks within uploaded files that have been created using the link creator tool built into popular design software (e.g. InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, etc.). Additionally, Issuu provides a link detection algorithm that will try to recognize links in the plain text of the content. These can be activated with the Premium feature “INCLUDE DETECTED LINKS” on the settings page for each upload.
Using the Issuu Links feature
Any links needing to be added after uploading content are created using the Links, which is accessible from your Publisher Homepage. To use the Links:
1. Navigate to the content in your Publication List and select “LINKS."
2. First select a page, then draw a box around the area of the page where you want the link added.
3a. For web links, select "WEB."
3b. Paste the URL where you want the link to take readers.
3c. Choose “DONE” and “SAVE."
NOTE: If you add links in your content through the Links feature after upload, then those won't be there in the downloaded version of the content. It's because Issuu doesn't modify the original file.
4a. For video links, please see this article explaining how to embed a video directly in your content.
5a. For shopping links, select “SHOPPING."
5b. Enter the link where readers can buy the featured product or service. The link needs to be at least 50x50 px to show any icon.
5c. Choose “DONE” and “SAVE."
TIP: Regardless of the type of link you added, select "VIEW IN READER" button, and a new window will open where you can view your content with the newly added links.
You can convert links to shopping links, web and video links or in-publication video links:
1. Select “CONVERT LINKS” at the top of the Links page.
2. Choose to convert all the links in your content to another type of link or only those links on certain pages.
3. Choose “CONVERT” and then “SAVE."