How Do We Add Title Text to Hyperlinks?

Sep 06, 2022

Question is in the title. I'm working on a client project and need to edit the title text on hyperlinks, but I can't seem to figure it out. Does anyone know how this is accomplished in Storyline?

Thanks in advance for any advice!

9 Replies
John Morgan

Hi, Paul!

Good news! I know how to edit the text on hyperlinks! Here are the steps!

  1. Create a textbox
  2. Type what you'd like the text to say
  3. Select the text
  4. Click Hyperlink in the Insert tab
  5. When the Trigger Wizard opens, type the URL in the Action section.

Here is an image of what Trigger Wizard will look like!

Notice the URL you'll link to is in the Action section and the text you'll see on the screen is in the When section. I used ESPN as an example. I hope this helps you!

Thanks for reaching out!

Paul Glenn

Hi, John, thank you for your reply! Unfortunately, this doesn't answer my question. I'm trying to find out how to edit the title attribute for a link, not the text of the link itself. 

In HTML, one would write it like this:

<a href="" title="This link will take you to the Google home page"> Google </a>

This functions similarly to alt text in images, in that when the user hovers over the link, the browser displays the text.

Any ideas? Thanks again for your reply.

Paul Glenn

Hi, Walt, thanks for your reply. Yes, I've considered hover states, and I've considered hotspots as well. Unfortunately, the project I'm working on has hundreds of slides, and it seems like a lot of wasted time to create custom hover states for every link—especially when the same effect can be achieved automatically in-browser with a title attribute.

Jürgen Schoenemeyer

the problem is - storyline don't use html <a href> with <title> for hyperlinks


result in the DOM

no html with the normal html features

two invisible rectrangles (link in two lines) as overlay with two CLICK event

the two texts and the two lines for underline are in another <g> tag

very strange