Welcome to Part 3 of the How to Create a Digital Planner in Keynote series! I’m so excited that you’ve made it this far. In part 3, we’re going to walk through adding hyperlinks to a digital planner in Keynote.
If you missed part 1 and 2 you can get caught up here:
Adding Hyperlinks to your Digital Planner
Before we start today, I just want to say I am SO THANKFUL that Keynote on Mac was updated 3 days ago. When I first started this series Keynote had been updated so that you could only link to one thing per slide, meaning you couldn’t have tabs linking to a bunch of different slides. It was a serious issue for creating a digital planner with links. The workaround was you could go on Keynote on iCloud, or on your iPad, but it just wasn’t the same. Thank goodness it’s fixed!
First things first, prep work:
You’ll recognize the photo to the left as being where we left off in part 2. First things first, you want to count how many slides you need to create links to. In this case, I’m doing 12 linkable months, so I need to create 12 additional slides.
I simply clicked “new slide”, “add blank slide” and did that 12 times! Now you’re ready to create your links.
You want to right click on the tab you want (in this case January)…
Find where it says “add link”, and then click on the “slide” option. When you click on “slide” it will give you the option to link to current slide, previous slide, next slide, or the slide of your choice. I want January to be the third slide in my planner, so I will select “slide 3”. That’s it! You’ve now created a link for your January tab.
It is a bit time consuming, but you want to do that with all the tabs. In this case, it would be February – 4, March – 5, April – 6, May – 7, June – 8, July – 9, August – 10, September – 11, October – 12, November – 13, and December -14.
Next, we select the current planner (command + click + drag to select on Mac). The nice thing is you can copy the planner with links, and when you paste it on the following slides the links are all intact and still linking to the proper slides. Gotta love technology.
One thing I forgot to do initially was update the background colour, but it’s simple to change that. Simply paste your planner pages on the empty slides, and you’re good to go!
In part 4 I’m going to show you how to add dividers & extra planner pages, all without messing up the links you just created!
Do you have any questions about adding hyperlinks to your planner? Feel free to ask them below in the comments!