Creating hyperlinks made easy
 
We will henceforth use the term insert a hyperlink rather than create a hyperlink to describe this process, since the hyperlink is inserted into the existing text. The Tree1.tpd file will again serve as our example.
 
Method 1 - Shift+Ctrl+Click - the quickest way
Let's insert an underlined hyperlink from node B's article to the Root node, but before commencing this exercise, label their articles by typing "Node B" and "Root node" into their respective articles so we can see to which node each article belongs when it is visible1. Add one or more blank lines below this text. Then:
 
 

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This method is ideal for small trees. For further details see Using the mouse to insert links to nodes.
 
 
Method 2 - Copy⁄Paste node as hyperlink
Let's insert an underlined hyperlink from node A to the Root node using this method. Label A's article and insert some blank lines as described above, then:
 
 
This method is excellent when the hyperlink and its target are widely separated, or when you need to paste hyperlinks to the same target node in several articles. For further details see Copying and pasting hyperlinks.
 
Method 3 - Insert a hyperlink to a node in the Bookmarks, History or Search Results pane
 
Let's use the History pane as our example. Click the History pane button below the article to open the History pane. If it only contains the current node, select a few more nodes until the History list builds up, making sure node A is included since this exercise involves creating a hyperlink from the Root node to node A. Here's how to do it:
 
 
This method is particularly useful for creating reverse hyperlinks. For further details see Using the Insert menu.
 
Method 4 - Use the Insert hyperlink window
Unlike the three previous methods which require you to visit the target node first to identify it before creating the hyperlink in the source4 article, this one allows you to navigate to the target node you desire without having to leave the current article. Let's create a link from node C to node B:
 
 
This method takes a few more clicks than the others but gives you more options, and has to be used to create links to anything other than internal nodes, such as external files, Web sites, etc. For further details see Using the Insert⁄edit hyperlink window.
 
For further comparisons between these methods, see Which method to use?.
 
The Hyperlinks section of this manual contains additional methods for inserting hyperlinks, particularly multiple hyperlinks, as well as handy hints and tips.
 
Now let's brighten up the article by adding some images.
 

 
Notes:
  1. There was also a hidden motive in asking you to do this! If an underlined hyperlink happens to be the only text in an article, ordinary text added afterwards sometimes also turns blue and underlined, for no good reason. This is a known issue. Therefore it is best to insert hyperlinks within existing text (even blank lines will do).
  2. Double-clicking is the default action for activating (following) hyperlinks.
  3. If you have set TreePad to activate hyperlinks by single-clicking, this will set it off, so right-click on it instead.
  4. The term source is often used as the opposite of target or destination and is probably derived from the origin of a river. The source article is the article containing the hyperlink, following which will take you to the destination node.
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