Back links, combo widget links

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Hello everyone!

Today’s release brings support for back links, that let you create more complete user stories. It also includes and enhancement to Combo widget links. Read on for more details.

Back links

One of the long requested features on our roadmap was the ability to specify back links, links that would work the same way as the back button in a browser does, and allow users to navigate to the previous screen in navigation history. We’ve long hesitated to add them, as this feature is not supported by all the export types provided by WireframeSketcher. Most notably, PDF viewers mostly don’t support back links, with the exception of Acrobat Reader software.

We’ve finally decided that it’s an acceptable limitation and today’s release adds support for back links. When specifying a link in the Links view you now have the Go Back option:

Back Link

Back links work as expected in Presentation mode, in offline and online HTML, and partially in PDF if Acrobat Reader software is used to view the document.

Combo widget links

In the same spirit of improving how links work, Nick Weathers has pointed out on our forums that items in the dropdown of the Combo widget cannot be linked individually. The Combo widget worked this way in order to preserve backward compatibility. However we could reuse the approach we already use for components to expose both drop-down items in the Links view, and the global link that allows the entire widget to be linked, in the way that it worked previously.

Here’s what the Links view looks like for Combo:

Combo Links

Note the Link property at the bottom which lets you link the entire widget. Once you specify a link, either global or per item, the other options will disappear, as global link and item links are mutually exclusive.


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The version number of this release is 4.7.5