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05-07-2020 08:00 AM
VickiEnriquez
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I have created a story map and have been trying to make an email address an hyperlink at the end of the story. The best I have come up with is to embed the email address which has created a card that actually works however, it is currently showing "null" on it and I can not remove that at all. Any suggestions on either the hyperlink for the email or getting the "null" word off the card? The image below shows what it looks like currently. 

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OwenGeo
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Hi Vicki -- Embed cards are designed to represent links to web pages, so that's why you see some weirdness when using a mailto: link. We can look into that to see if there's something we can do to support that better in the future.

For now, I'd recommend either a) adding the email link somewhere in the Credits section or b) using a standard Button for your mailto: link as shown below.

You can insert a button from the main block palette:

Owen Evans
Lead Product Engineer | StoryMaps

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OwenGeo
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Hi Vicki -- Embed cards are designed to represent links to web pages, so that's why you see some weirdness when using a mailto: link. We can look into that to see if there's something we can do to support that better in the future.

For now, I'd recommend either a) adding the email link somewhere in the Credits section or b) using a standard Button for your mailto: link as shown below.

You can insert a button from the main block palette:

Owen Evans
Lead Product Engineer | StoryMaps
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VickiEnriquez
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Thank you that will work perfectly

Vicki Enriquez

Program Analyst

Michigan Works! Southeast

1040 S. Winter St, Ste. 1014

Adrian, MI 49221

Direct Line: 517-207-3253

Front Desk: 517-266-5627 Ext. 63253

TTY: 711

Fax 517-266-2740

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“Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion.” Muhammad Ali

VickiEnriquez
New Contributor III

Hey Owen,

I am trying to link our story map to a specific page on our website, is there an easy way to do that. Is there a quick and easy way to do that. This is the first one we have done and we are learning as we go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you ☺

Vicki Enriquez

Program Analyst

Michigan Works! Southeast

1040 S. Winter St, Ste. 1014

Adrian, MI 49221

Direct Line: 517-207-3253

Front Desk: 517-266-5627 Ext. 63253

TTY: 711

Fax 517-266-2740

Website <http://www.mwse.org/> | Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/michiganworkssoutheast/> | Twitter <https://twitter.com/MichWorksSE> | Pinterest <https://www.pinterest.com/MichWorksSE/> | LinkedIn<https://www.linkedin.com/in/michigan-works-southeast-678007124>

Michigan Works! Southeast is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program | Auxiliary aids and other accommodations are available upon request to individuals with disabilities | Supported by the State of Michigan | Paid for with State / Federal Funds | Proud Partner of the American Job Center Network | Toll-free telephone number 1-800-285-WORK (9675)| TTY: 7-1-1

“Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion.” Muhammad Ali

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OwenGeo
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Hmm, I'm not sure sure what you are asking. Can you please provide a little more detail? 

You can select any text in your story and create a hyperlink to any other web page. Is that what you are looking to do?

Owen Evans
Lead Product Engineer | StoryMaps
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VickiEnriquez
New Contributor III

We want to link the whole story map to our web page about the same subject.

Our story map is about our BRN program, we have a web page dedicated to the same thing we want to link the web page to the whole story map. I am thinking that the person who does the website just needs to add the story map URL in the code for the web page correct?

Or do we need to embed the whole thing into the website?

Vicki Enriquez

Program Analyst

Michigan Works! Southeast

1040 S. Winter St, Ste. 1014

Adrian, MI 49221

Direct Line: 517-207-3253

Front Desk: 517-266-5627 Ext. 63253

TTY: 711

Fax 517-266-2740

Website <http://www.mwse.org/> | Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/michiganworkssoutheast/> | Twitter <https://twitter.com/MichWorksSE> | Pinterest <https://www.pinterest.com/MichWorksSE/> | LinkedIn<https://www.linkedin.com/in/michigan-works-southeast-678007124>

Michigan Works! Southeast is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program | Auxiliary aids and other accommodations are available upon request to individuals with disabilities | Supported by the State of Michigan | Paid for with State / Federal Funds | Proud Partner of the American Job Center Network | Toll-free telephone number 1-800-285-WORK (9675)| TTY: 7-1-1

“Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion.” Muhammad Ali

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OwenGeo
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You can embed a story map in your own web page, but I wouldn't recommend it as the best option. Story maps are always better for readers if they are experienced full screen. Also, if you embed a story in a frame on your own web page, and then someone is looking at your site on a smaller device like a phone, the story has an even smaller amount of real estate, which will detract from the experience. We make story maps responsive, which means the content will rearrange itself to look good on other devices, but that starts to break down if the story is forced into a small frame on another website.

Yes, you can link to the story from your website via a text hyperlink, button, or image link. Often having an image from the story or a screenshot on your site and using that as the link can be a good way to do it.

Owen Evans
Lead Product Engineer | StoryMaps
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VickiEnriquez
New Contributor III

Thank you Owen,

I don’t do anything with the website so I just want to make sure the person who does knows what to do for the link. He just needs the story map URL correct to set up the link on the website, correct?

Vicki Enriquez

Program Analyst

Michigan Works! Southeast

1040 S. Winter St, Ste. 1014

Adrian, MI 49221

Direct Line: 517-207-3253

Front Desk: 517-266-5627 Ext. 63253

TTY: 711

Fax 517-266-2740

Website <http://www.mwse.org/> | Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/michiganworkssoutheast/> | Twitter <https://twitter.com/MichWorksSE> | Pinterest <https://www.pinterest.com/MichWorksSE/> | LinkedIn<https://www.linkedin.com/in/michigan-works-southeast-678007124>

Michigan Works! Southeast is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program | Auxiliary aids and other accommodations are available upon request to individuals with disabilities | Supported by the State of Michigan | Paid for with State / Federal Funds | Proud Partner of the American Job Center Network | Toll-free telephone number 1-800-285-WORK (9675)| TTY: 7-1-1

“Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion.” Muhammad Ali

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OwenGeo
Esri Notable Contributor

Just make sure you've published the story to "everyone" and send him the link and you should be all set.

Owen Evans
Lead Product Engineer | StoryMaps
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VickiEnriquez
New Contributor III

Thank you Owen,

I have it published to everyone, I just wasn’t sure where to go from there.

Thank you for all of your assistance today, you have been extremely helpful☺ It is greatly appreciated.

Vicki Enriquez

Program Analyst

Michigan Works! Southeast

1040 S. Winter St, Ste. 1014

Adrian, MI 49221

Direct Line: 517-207-3253

Front Desk: 517-266-5627 Ext. 63253

TTY: 711

Fax 517-266-2740

Website <http://www.mwse.org/> | Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/michiganworkssoutheast/> | Twitter <https://twitter.com/MichWorksSE> | Pinterest <https://www.pinterest.com/MichWorksSE/> | LinkedIn<https://www.linkedin.com/in/michigan-works-southeast-678007124>

Michigan Works! Southeast is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program | Auxiliary aids and other accommodations are available upon request to individuals with disabilities | Supported by the State of Michigan | Paid for with State / Federal Funds | Proud Partner of the American Job Center Network | Toll-free telephone number 1-800-285-WORK (9675)| TTY: 7-1-1

“Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion.” Muhammad Ali

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