mlreportgen.ppt.ExternalLink class

Package: mlreportgen.ppt
Superclasses: mlreportgen.ppt.Text

Hyperlink to location outside of presentation

Description

Use an object of the mlreportgen.ppt.ExternalLink class to define a hyperlink to a location outside of the presentation.

The mlreportgen.ppt.ExternalLink class is a handle class.

Class Attributes

HandleCompatible
true
ConstructOnLoad
true

For information on class attributes, see Class Attributes (MATLAB).

Creation

Description

externalLinkObj = ExternalLink() creates an empty mlreportgen.ppt.ExternalLink object.

example

externalLinkObj = ExternalLink(target,linkText) creates an mlreportgen.ppt.ExternalLink object with the Target property set to target and the Content property to linkText.

Properties

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URL of the link target, specified as a character vector or string scalar. Specify the full URL. For example, include http://.

Link text, specified as a character vector or string scalar.

Whether to use bold for the link text, specified as true or false. A setting of true renders text in bold.

Font family for the link text, specified as a character vector or string scalar. Specify a font that appears in the font list in Microsoft® PowerPoint®. To see the font list, in PowerPoint, on the Home tab, in the Font group, click the arrow to the right of the font.

Font family for complex scripts, specified as a character vector or string scalar. Specify a font family to use when substituting in a locale that requires a complex script, such as Arabic or Asian, for rendering text.

Font color for the link text, specified as a character vector or string scalar that consists of a CSS color name or hexadecimal RGB value.

  • For a list of CSS color names, see https://www.crockford.com/wrrrld/color.html.

  • To specify a hexadecimal RGB format, use # as the first character and two-digit hexadecimal numbers for the red, green, and blue values. For example, '#0000ff' specifies blue.

Font size for the link text, specified as a character vector or string scalar that consists of a number followed by a unit of measurement. For example, '11pt' specifies 11 points. Valid abbreviations are:

  • px — pixels (default)

  • cm — centimeters

  • in — inches

  • mm — millimeters

  • pc — picas

  • pt — points

Whether to use italic for the link text, specified as true or false. A setting of true renders text in italic.

Strikethrough style for the link text, specified as one of these values:

  • 'single' — Single horizontal line

  • 'none' — No strikethrough line

  • 'double' — Double horizontal line

Whether to display the link text as a subscript, specified as true or false. A setting of true renders text as a subscript.

Whether to display the link text as a superscript, specified as true or false. A setting of true renders text as a superscript.

Underline style for the text, specified as one of these values:

ValueDescription
'single'Single underline
'double'Double underline
'heavy'Thick underline
'words'Only words underlined (not spaces)
'dotted'Dotted underline
'dottedheavy'Thick, dotted underline
'dash'Dashed underline
'dashheavy'Thick, dashed underline
'dashlong'Long, dashed underline
'dashlongheavy'Thick, long, dashed underline
'dotdash'Dot-dash underline
'dotdashheavy'Thick, dot-dash underline
'dotdotdash'Dot-dot-dash underline
'dotdotdashheavy'Thick, dot-dot-dash underline
'wavy'Wavy underline
'wavyheavy'Thick, wavy underline
'wavydouble'Wavy, double underline
'none'No underline

Link text formatting, specified as a cell array of PPT format objects.

Add format objects by concatenating the existing value of the Style property with a cell array that contains the format objects that you are adding. For example:

link = mlreportgen.ppt.ExternalLink('link text');
link.Style = [link.Style {Bold(true)}];

See Presentation Formatting Approaches.

Child elements of this object, specified as a cell array of PPT objects. This property is read-only.

Parent of this object, specified as a PPT object. This property is read-only.

Tag for this PPT API object, specified as a character vector or string scalar. A session-unique tag is generated as part of the creation of this object. The generated tag has the form CLASS:ID, where CLASS is the object class and ID is the value of the Id property of the object.

Specifying your own tag value can help you to identify where an issue occurred during presentation generation.

ID for this PPT API object, specified as a character vector or string scalar. A session-unique ID is generated as part of object creation. You can specify an ID to replace the generated ID.

Examples

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Create a presentation that includes a link to a web site.

Create a presentation.

import mlreportgen.ppt.*
ppt = Presentation("myExternalLinkPresentation.pptx");
open(ppt);

Add a slide to the presentation.

slide = add(ppt,"Title and Content");

Create an mlreportgen.ppt.Paragraph object.

p = Paragraph("This is a link to the ");

Create an mlreportgen.ppt.ExternalLink object and append it to the paragraph.

link = ExternalLink("https://www.mathworks.com","MathWorks site");
append(p,link);

Replace the slide content with the paragraph.

replace(slide,"Content",p);

Close and view the presentation.

close(ppt);
rptview(ppt);

Here is the link in the generated slide.

Introduced in R2015b