How to add hot spots to your PDF catalogs when published online

Why add hot spots?

It is great to add hotspots to your catalog as this increase customer engagement and adds the ability to track clicks through google analytics.

This tutorial will show you how to:
  • add hotspots to your catalog
  • How to add a link icon and mouse over text

Step by step guide

Begin by opening the publication on the page where you want your hotspot link to appear.

Switch to the edit mode in the top right corner


Click the add link button and a pop-up menu will appear. Paste or write your unique product URL link in the top field column.

Under the style settings, make sure both the show link icon and the show mouse over fields are selected. Add your desired mouse over text in the appropriate field. Click ok and you will be brought back to your catalog.


With your mouse, draw the area where you want your hotspot link to appear in the publication.


To preview your added hotspot link, switch from edit mode to preview mode and the hover above the linked area and you will see it being active.

To add more hotspots, just repeat the above steps.


Don’t forget to set-up your Google Analytics tracking code. To learn more about how to do this, please click here for our tutorial on how to set this up within FlowPaper.