Have you ever downloaded a PDF and noticed that the links are clickable? “How on earth did they do that?!” you may have said to yourself (if it was out loud, it’s ok. I won’t tell anyone.) Well, it’s super easy, and you don’t even need a fancy PDF program like Adobe Acrobat. You can add hyperlinks right in Canva!
The first thing you need to know is that this only works for PDFs. It doesn’t work for JPGs or PNGs. You can not make a clickable link in an image like that. If you’ve seen a picture on Facebook and clicked it and it went directly to a website, it was probably an ad that was set up that way, or the person shared a link and the picture was the featured image for that page, it wasn’t a link embedded in the image itself.
Adding clickable links to PDFs has so many useful applications. A few of my personal favorites are:
- Linking to your website or other resources in the PDF downloads that you give to your newsletter subscribers and social media fans
- Adding links to your website and social media accounts on your resume
- Linking to more information in your client contracts
- Including a purchase link at the end of your portfolio
And it only takes a few seconds! Watch how to do it here:
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