This describes links from a text selection, within the $Text of a note, to something else:
- another note
- text within another note (currently no longer supported)
- a URL (qv Web Links)
The text selected forms the link 'anchor' in the originating note and is coloured according to the colours defined in the Document Settings Text pane's Text link color setting.
For the currently selected note, any text (and web) link anchors can be highlighted by pressing the Cmd+Opt keys - link anchors are temporarily underlined as the keys are pressed and underlining removed when the keys are released. The latter feature can be disabled via the Underline on ⌘⌥ option in Document Settings Text pane.
If text is added or removed within the original anchor the anchor expands or contracts accordingly. If all anchor text deleted the link is deleted completely.
If the anchor is at the end of a line or paragraph, typing more text may extend the anchor when this is not required. In such circumstances, press Opt+spacebar. The closes the anchor and adds a space after the anchor. If a space is not required immediately following the anchor, after adding the Opt+Spacebar add the desired character, then left arrow key and backspace (delete) key to remove the space. The anchor will now stop in the middle of a word or just before punctuation.
A less usual but supported use of a text link is for the link target to be a text selection in another note (not supported since v4).