Add links as link “element”

With this special element, links (clickable areas, “area”) can be placed anywhere in the Mz3 book.


  • Table of Content
    In a table of content a page number can be assigned to a page in each line. A click on the link will open that page.
  • Email
    An email address can be assigned as “mailto:” link, so that a click on the address will open the default email program
  • Link to gallery, photo books
    Clicking on an image may open a gallery or a Mz3 photo book (link to another web address where, for example, a photo book is displayed)
  • Download PDF
    A small picture element with e.g. a PDF symbol can be used to assign the address of a download link for a PDF file
  • Web link
    Link to any website

Set link address

The address of the link is entered directly via the input field.

Internal link: page number

If a digit is entered in the input field, it is interpreted as a page number and an internal link (“anchor: nn” with nn = page number – 1) is generated.
This link type is used for a table of contents or book-internal references


The link “10” was entered as local, book-internal link to page 10.
The magenta field corresponding to the link area was scaled and dragged with the mouse to the first row of the table of contents.
Since it is a multilingual magazine, the language “de” was selected.
With “Add” or “Add Immediately” the link is saved and the next page number can be added.
A new area is displayed, this time in the same size as the previous link; positioned directly below the last link.
With a little luck, everything fits and you can immediately return to the link with “Add” or “Add Immediately”.
In this way, all lines of the table of content are linked quickly.


An email link is entered via the identifier mailto:, followed by the email address.

Download link

First, an image with the PDF icon was placed on the page where you would like to offer the download link. Commands - Add Elements to Pages - Add Area / Link to enter the address under which the PDF file is available for download on the server.
The link field can be dragged with the mouse so that it covers the PDF symbol. Then save the link with “Add” or “Add Immediately”.
A click on the PDF symbol in the Mz3 book will open a new window with the PDF file (if the browser is configured correctly). Using the browser-specific options (usually accessible with a right click), the PDF file can be loaded also.


In the same way a link to a new website is working; like the link to Facebook using the little Face-Book-Icon.

Link Parameters

The following parameters are available in the Add Link Element window:

  • Language assignment
    !{IMAGE-LINK+addlink-language code}! Links can be general and for all languages, or language specific.

  • Title
    A “tooltip” can be specified. This text is displayed when hovering over the link area with the mouse

  • Target
    Via Target it can be specified whether the linked website should open in the same window or in a new window / tab.

  • Special parameters (mz3Viewer only)
    The link area in the mz3Viewerversion can be highlighted by a frame or a (transparent) background color.
    These settings are defined via the menu item "Settings - mz3Viewer - AIR Element Attributes - AIR Link / Area Parameter":
Last modified: 2 September 2020


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