Is it possible to quickly give a link a name without having to click "Edit Link"?

Asked by Eric S.

Hey all. I am new to Zim and am wondering if it is possible to automatically make a word into a link without having to go in and modify it via the Edit Link option. I know when I type :Page A, Zim makes that a link. Is there a combination that will make the word a link to a page but give it a different name?

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Steffen Rehberg (stefre) said :

Suppose you have a word myword. To make it a link to mysite with the title myword, put [[mysite| in front of it and ]] after myword, so that it becomes [[mysite|myword]]. Then press ^R to reload your page it the link will appear.
But I think just pressing ^L to edit the link would be quicker.


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mtibbi (marcio-tibirica) said :

Here is what I do to create a link inside a piece of text in Zim. I am not sure if this is the easiest way, but it works for me at least.

Lets say you are writing a piece of text about the places you have visited during a trip and you want to create a link to another page in the same Zim notebook.
1. You just stop writing the text at the point you want to introduce the word, let's say Zurich, with a link to a page you talk about the city.
2. Then move the cursor to the index pane and press left mouse button over the page you want to link to.
3. Hold down the left button while you drag the cursor back to the point you stopped the writing.
4. Then release the mouse button. You have created a link to the page, let's say Home:My best trips:Zurich.
5. Now put the cursor over the link and click with the right button of the mouse.
6. On the context box select Edit Link.
7. In the Edit Link dialog box you can rename the link as Zurich.

The same process can be used to link to a web page. In such case you just replace steps 2, 3 and 4 by the following steps:
- Go to the web browser and copy (CTRL+C) the page address, let's say https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zurich
- Place the cursor back to the point you stopped the writing and paste (CTRL+V) the web link.

The process seems to be long because I described it in detail, but it isn't. It is really fast and becomes automatic after some training.

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