Link Button when PDF Not Applicable

I have many citations for eBooks and websites that I do not have PDFs for. But I do have URLs that go directly to them such as the website URL or a Google Play Books URL. The problem is that this is buried making it difficult to know when I have access to non-PDF resources.

For example, I have this eBook. But from this view it doesn’t look like I do.

If I highlight it, the small “Website” link shows up. However, there is no way to know if this is a publisher website or a link to an eBook or other such link.

It would be amazing if, instead of this, I could could open the “Add PDF” drop down and select something link “Insert Direct Link”. Then, I could paste the URL creating an alternate button like this one:

This would make my workflow much easier by making it clear from first glance if I have access to a resource or not. In addition to this, being able to change the button to a disabled one that says something like “Owned in Print” or something would also be super helpful. But, the Link button would be the most helpful.



Thank you for this detailed idea, Angela. I’ve added it to our internal tracker for the team to consider over future reviews. I can’t promise a timeline, but once we’ve completed some of our major ongoing projects (mobile apps, Word plugin, others) we intend to start making improvements and actively adding features.