Automatically Create Links Using Digital Object Identifiers (DOI)

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How to automatically create links in a Flipbook using Digital Object Identifiers.


 

Before you Begin

  • To use this tool, you need to be an Account Admin or Content Manager.
  • This tool will not work on image-based text, so you should always use embedded fonts in your PDFs if you want to use the Auto-Link Tool.

 

About Auto-Linking Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)

The Auto-Link tool can automatically create hyperlinks in Flipbooks on any string of text you want (such as keywords, URLs or emails). Many scientific journals contain Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), a standard format for referencing scientific articles stores in a central database. If your Flipbooks contain DOIs, you can use the Auto-Link Tool to find and link to the corresponding articles using a custom regular expression.

 

Create the Auto-Link Job

  1. Log in to your Uberflip account and click on Flipbooks in the menu bar at the top.
  2. Use the dropdown to select the folder with the Flipbook you want to use the Auto-Link tool on.
  3. Click on the Flipbook to see more options. Under the Flipbook Options section, click on New Auto-Link Job.

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  4. On the next page, use the dropdown under Job Type to select Regular Expression.
  5. More fields will appear. Under Job Name, type in a name to help you identify the CSV job.
  6. Under Search for (Regular expression), type in: 10.\d{4}/\S+
  7. Under Replace With (link), type in:
    • First box: http://dx.doi.org/
    • Second box: 10.\d{4}/\S+
  8. Under Hovertip, use the text field to type in a tooltip that will appear on hovering the mouse over the link. If left blank, the tooltip will display the linked URL.
  9. Click on Create Job, and you will be taken to the Manage Auto Link Jobs & Tasks page to review the job.

 

Manage Auto-Links

  1. Your CSV Job will contain a Task for each line in your CSV file, and each Task will contain one link.
  2. Click on a Task to see the links created by that Task. From here, you can choose to enable, disable or delete the link.
  3. If you want, you can also delete the entire Job from the Manage Auto Link Jobs & Tasks page.
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