Overview of hyperlinks

Hyperlinks provide an additional way to present information about your map features. With hyperlinks, you can display photographs, play videos, and access Web pages over the Internet for a particular feature on your map.

A hyperlink is a document path and name or a Web page address stored with the feature. A hyperlink field within a layer can be any text field which contains a file name or URL. To activate a hyperlink in ArcPad, select a field to be assigned to the Hyperlink tool in the Layer Properties dialog box.


Specifying the default hyperlink path: You can specify a default hyperlink path, which is added as a prefix if the hyperlink file name does not already include a path. There is no need to specify a default hyperlink path if the hyperlink files are located in the same folder as the data for your ArcPad map.