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How to make a text link to a url with AD?

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I really need this feature for a project. 

How to make a text link to a url with AD? 

Is it possible ? If not, do you know an other way to put it ?


Thank you.





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Hello Bilel,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Currently there's no way to set a text link in Affinity Designer.

You didn't say how the project will be used/exported. If you intend to export it to PDF for example, you can use a third party app to add links to the text.

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While the SVG standard supports linking you can try to edit the file in a text-editor and add it manually.

Should look like something as:




I attached a example file here: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/20679-can-i-add-links-to-slices-in-ad/

(If you don´t mind you can use Inkscape for that purpose)




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Bonjour à tous,

Oui, vraiment, ce serait une super option que de pouvoir insérer directement un hyperlien dans un SVG à partir d'Affinity Designer !

Bien cordialement !

Hello everyone,

Yes, really, it would be a great option to be able to directly insert a hyperlink into an SVG from Affinity Designer!

Best regards !

3 PCs - 1 Mac Book - Affinity Photo + Designer + Beta Publisher | Xtendo

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Hi Guys, I would love this feature too into AF. It's such a handy thing to have.

Ok, for now, I've figured out a simple workaround, though this relies heavily on the user opening the PDF using MAC Preview or Adobe PDF. So this is more of a temporary solution.

The solution:

  1. Both these tools can now read links if you have the entire extension in their full form so don't just write www.yoursite.com.au instead write https://www.yoursite.com.au.
  2. Now that might look messy including the "https://" in a display. So what I've also found that also works is overlaying a text bit with 0 opacity and that too seems to work well.

Again both these rely on the PDF viewer/reader to make the linking work. I hope this helps someone. I do hope they implement a more robust linking system as soon as possible though. thanks.

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Hi @Ghabby,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
Currently this is only available in Affinity Publisher. I don't know if it will be available Affinity Designer. Feel free to create a new thread/feature request in the respective section of the forums (if there's isn't one already) and add your voice/comments there.

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