Linking objects and diagrams

You can add a hyperlink to a shape that points to another Gliffy diagram or attachment in your Confluence instance, or to a website URL. This enables you to link one diagram to another. For example, you can create separate diagrams for different parts of a workflow and add links to navigate between the diagrams (such as a Next button or a Back to Main Flow button).

The link navigator lets you search for any page on any wiki in your Confluence instance, browse the Confluence pages that you have recently viewed, link to attachments on the current Confluence page, link to page content (sections formatted as h1, h2, etc.) on the current page, or set up a Web link to any URL.

Important:  If you link to another Confluence page, you may want to use a Confluence tiny URL to avoid a broken link if the page is renamed or moved in the future. For more information, see A link to a Confluence page is broken.

For complex diagrams, you may instead want to use dymanic layers. For more information, see Dynamic layers.

Note:  Linking is not available on multi-part shapes, such as swimlanes, certain UML shapes, tables, etc.

1. In your diagram, select the object.

Tip:  To select an object, from the toolbar, click the pointer arrowhead icon and click the object. Or, click and drag around the entire object and release so that a blue bounding box appears . To select the entire diagram, from the Edit menu, click Select All (or press Ctrl+A on your keyboard).

2. In the toolbar, click the Create Link link icon button.

3. In the Insert Link window, select the destination for the link using one of the following options:

Option Description
Search Search for and link another page in your Confluence instance. You can narrow your search to a specific space.
Recently Viewed Browse the pages in Confluence you most recently visited.
Attachments Link to another attachment in this Confluence page.
Page Content Link to any content of the current page that is formatted as a heading (h1, h2, etc.) and is therefore an anchor.
Web Link Link to another page anywhere on the Web.

insert link window with the Web link option selected

4. Click Insert.

After inserting the link, a link icon appears in the lower-right corner of the shape. This indicates that the shape is linked.

Tip:  To remove the shape link icon, select the Hide Link Icon check box while you add the link.

5. Click the shape to show the link destination, go to the link, edit the link, or unlink.