# Producing clickable hyperlinks in ipe

I'm starting to use ipe to create slides for a presentation. But LaTeX does not behave the way I am used to. For example, I want to use the hyperref package to have URLs with a different font which are also clickable in the pdf. Therefore I import hyperref in the preamble of my ipe document:

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{amsmath,amssymb}
\renewcommand{\vec}[1]{\mathaccent"017E {#1}}

% settings %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\newcommand{\itemcolor}{KITgreen}
\newcommand{\name}{Author}
\newcommand{\prestitle}{Title}

% my packages
\usepackage{hyperref}

% my commands


Then I try to use the \href or \url command inside an ipe text box:

\textcolor{KITblue}{
Authors: \textit{Title} - arXiv.org preprint, April 2013 \href{http://arxiv.org/abs/555.555}{arxiv.org/abs/555.555}
}


Now LaTeX compilation fails with:

{/usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map}
! pdfTeX error (ext4): link annotations cannot be inside an XForm.
\@EveryShipout@Output ...@Org@Shipout \box \@cclv

l.356 \end{document}


What could be wrong here?

• How about adding a compilable MWE starting with \documentclass and ending with \end{document} so one can reproduce your problem? – karlkoeller Jun 10 '13 at 13:56
• @karlkoeller This is LaTeX inside ipe, not a .tex document. Can you tell me how to make a reproducible example without posting all the files? – clstaudt Jun 10 '13 at 14:11
• The documentation of ipe says on page 9 "You cannot use commands that involve a non-linear translation into PDF, such as commands to generate hyperlinks or to include external images.". It also says (p. 24) that the complete tex-file ipetemp.tex can be found in a temporary folder. – Ulrike Fischer Jun 10 '13 at 14:34
• @UlrikeFischer You may expand this comment to an answer, i.e. clstaudt can achieve his/her goal by editing the generated ipetemp.tex file, as you indicate in your comment. – Sveinung Jun 10 '13 at 17:37

The documentation of ipe says on page 9 "You cannot use commands that involve a non-linear translation into PDF, such as commands to generate hyperlinks or to include external images.". It also says (p. 24) that the complete tex-file ipetemp.tex can be found in a temporary folder.