#1094 link note type


One of the things I always do when I'm marking up a book I'm reading in print is to add cross references in the margins, such as "see pages 102, 234". At the moment, I can do the same using skim notes. But I think it would be convenient to have a note type that was actually a jump button, hyperlink, or whatever the right term is - a little box with a page number in it, which when clicked on would send you to that page. THis would make it easy to hop around large PDFs - right now I'm reading a 600+ page book, and think I would find this useful. Or is there a better way to do this right now (or a reason not to have this feature)?


  • Christiaan Hofman

    There are many problems with adding links. One is the selection of the target, which requires non-trivial UI. Another is editing the link, you need yet another tool mode to be able to edit them (and there also is no shortcut for that available anymore). So a (very) big reason for this is interface pollution.

  • Christiaan Hofman

    • priority: 5 --> 3
  • Christiaan Hofman

    • summary: jump or cross-reference note type --> link note type
  • Miguel de Benito Delgado

    Preview.app handles selection of the target quite nicely with almost no interface pollution. I'd also like to have this feature (or rather: I'd like to be have access to it via AppleScript).

  • Martin Op 't Land

    please, increase priority 3 > 5 (I understand that 5 is the highest); since Preview.app lost its ability to add hyperlinks (in the document, as well as outside) I sincerely would love this option coming available in Skim

    Last edit: Martin Op 't Land 2016-10-18

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