How to Insert Hyperlink in Adobe Illustrator CS3

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How to Insert Hyperlink in Adobe Illustrator CS3
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Inserting a hyperlink into Adobe Illustrator CS3 can be done by adding a link to an image or piece of artwork that is on a document. This creates an imagemap, which allows a user to click on a specific area of an image to open a link in a new browser window. You are able to add an imagemap by first determining what image or piece of artwork to use in placing the hyperlink.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Double click the Adobe CS3 icon to open the program. Select the “File” drop-down and select “Open” to open a previously saved document.

  2. 2

    Click the mouse and select an area of the image to place the hyperlink.

  3. 3

    Select the “Window” drop-down and click the “Attributes” option. This will open the window for the "Attributes" palette.

  4. 4

    Select an option to use for the shape for the boundary of the imagemap. Enter the Web address for the hyperlink, including the "http://" portion.

  5. 5

    Click the “Browser” button if you want to preview the imagemap link in your browser. Click the “File” drop-down and select “Save for Web...” to save the document as an HTML file.

  6. 6

    Repeat this process for adding additional imagemaps to images on your document.

Tips and warnings

  • If you do not want to type in the URL, copy and paste the link with the mouse.

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