[Pro] Headache With Hyperlink Underlines

I would really appreciate some help / guidance with the issue of the underlining of hyperlinks.

I simply do not require my hyperlinks to be underlined - this appears to be a default.

I have highlighted a hyperlink and tried to configure the Inspector , removed styles,added styles all to no avail - I’m simply unable to get FW Pro 6 NOT to underline.

Surely there must be a simple remedy ??? !!!


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sometimes I can remove them by setting Style> style> standard. But then the
browser set it back to underline. Also with phone numbers… if you only
use numbers it turns on as a hyperlink (standard blue). So put a dash or
bullit between the number (eventually in the same backgroundcolor) and it
stays as you meant.
Op 5 jul. 2014 10:47 schreef “Paul Rowe” email@hidden:

I would really appreciate some help / guidance with the issue of the
underlining of hyperlinks.

I simply do not require my hyperlinks to be underlined - this appears to
be a default.

I have highlighted a hyperlink and tried to configure the Inspector ,
removed styles,added styles all to no avail - I’m simply unable to get FW
Pro 6 NOT to underline.

Surely there must be a simple remedy ??? !!!

www.csmltd.com


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It is certainly possible (and easy) to remove the underline from hyperlinks. But you do need to provide some affordance to tell the user that the item is clickable, even if you don’t want that affordance to be an underline. Remember, on a touch device, you cannot count on a hover over the item turning the cursor to a pointing finger – there is no cursor.

Click on the pasteboard, so that nothing on the page is selected. In the Page Inspector, look at the second tab from the left (Style) in the Links segment. There are controls to set the underline style (a button with an underlined U in it), and the difference between their three states is extraordinarily subtle. Best way to figure out which one you’ve got is to open another window in Freeway (Window / New Window), set that window to Preview mode, and then mouse around in the preview window in between clicks on the other window (in design mode). Each change you make will be instantly reflected in the Preview window.

Once you work out these styles, you can set them on your Master Page(s) so that you don’t need to repeat these steps on each page in your site. For this reason, you may want to work out these style settings in a “scratch” page, or a separate Freeway document. Working in this manner will give you the freedom to explore without worrying about re-linking the master to the child page you were experimenting on.

If you can’t get the look you want using the basic controls in the Inspector, click the More button, where you will get a really complete set of controls for your links – every attribute that relates to HTML text will be available for your styling pleasure, and the Extended button lets you type in any random CSS you can find on the Web.

A link can be styled to look like near enough anything – really. But make sure it doesn’t look like the rest of your text. That way lies madness.

Walter

On Jul 5, 2014, at 7:59 AM, email@hidden wrote:

sometimes I can remove them by setting Style> style> standard. But then the
browser set it back to underline. Also with phone numbers… if you only
use numbers it turns on as a hyperlink (standard blue). So put a dash or
bullit between the number (eventually in the same backgroundcolor) and it
stays as you meant.
Op 5 jul. 2014 10:47 schreef “Paul Rowe” email@hidden:

I would really appreciate some help / guidance with the issue of the
underlining of hyperlinks.

I simply do not require my hyperlinks to be underlined - this appears to
be a default.

I have highlighted a hyperlink and tried to configure the Inspector ,
removed styles,added styles all to no avail - I’m simply unable to get FW
Pro 6 NOT to underline.

Surely there must be a simple remedy ??? !!!

www.csmltd.com


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great tips Walter! thnx!
Op 5 jul. 2014 14:26 schreef “Walter Lee Davis” email@hidden:

It is certainly possible (and easy) to remove the underline from
hyperlinks. But you do need to provide some affordance to tell the user
that the item is clickable, even if you don’t want that affordance to be an
underline. Remember, on a touch device, you cannot count on a hover over
the item turning the cursor to a pointing finger – there is no cursor.

Click on the pasteboard, so that nothing on the page is selected. In the
Page Inspector, look at the second tab from the left (Style) in the Links
segment. There are controls to set the underline style (a button with an
underlined U in it), and the difference between their three states is
extraordinarily subtle. Best way to figure out which one you’ve got is to
open another window in Freeway (Window / New Window), set that window to
Preview mode, and then mouse around in the preview window in between clicks
on the other window (in design mode). Each change you make will be
instantly reflected in the Preview window.

Once you work out these styles, you can set them on your Master Page(s) so
that you don’t need to repeat these steps on each page in your site. For
this reason, you may want to work out these style settings in a “scratch”
page, or a separate Freeway document. Working in this manner will give you
the freedom to explore without worrying about re-linking the master to the
child page you were experimenting on.

If you can’t get the look you want using the basic controls in the
Inspector, click the More button, where you will get a really complete set
of controls for your links – every attribute that relates to HTML text
will be available for your styling pleasure, and the Extended button lets
you type in any random CSS you can find on the Web.

A link can be styled to look like near enough anything – really. But make
sure it doesn’t look like the rest of your text. That way lies madness.

Walter

On Jul 5, 2014, at 7:59 AM, email@hidden wrote:

sometimes I can remove them by setting Style> style> standard. But then
the
browser set it back to underline. Also with phone numbers… if you only
use numbers it turns on as a hyperlink (standard blue). So put a dash or
bullit between the number (eventually in the same backgroundcolor) and it
stays as you meant.
Op 5 jul. 2014 10:47 schreef “Paul Rowe” email@hidden:

I would really appreciate some help / guidance with the issue of the
underlining of hyperlinks.

I simply do not require my hyperlinks to be underlined - this appears to
be a default.

I have highlighted a hyperlink and tried to configure the Inspector ,
removed styles,added styles all to no avail - I’m simply unable to get
FW

Pro 6 NOT to underline.

Surely there must be a simple remedy ??? !!!

www.csmltd.com


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Thank you Walter for your input - I seem to have cracked it with your assistance and also upon reading the new Freeway reference manual which also explains the key issues in detail.

Thx once again.


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