Applies to

  • Pro
  • Business
  • Enterprise

Shortcut widgets


  • Smartsheet
  • Pro
  • Business
  • Enterprise

The shortcut widget allows you to create a link or a list of links to specific URLs, files, or Smartsheet items.

To add a shortcut widget, 

  1. Select + Add Widgets
  2. Select Shortcut Widget
  3. Select Add Shortcut
    • ​​​​​​URL: Specify the destination link and display text. This can be any type of link - internal sites, external sites, forms, etc.
    • File: Click Attach to choose the file that is stored online that you'd like to attach.
      NOTE: Only files that are hosted on a supported online storage drive may be attached (Google Drive, One Drive, Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Egnyte).
    • Smartsheet Item: Choose which sheet, folder, report, workspace, or dashboard to link to.
      When others view your dashboard, only those users who are shared to the item will be able to access it. (For more information, see dashboard Sharing.)
  4. After you have set up the shortcut, adjust the layout and the title.
  5. Save your changes.

    Once you've specified the shortcuts, use the options below to format the shortcut. 

    To do this
    Follow these steps

    Change how the shortcuts in the widget are aligned

    Select the align buttons to left-align or center-align the information in the widget.

    Add a title to the widget

    Check the box next to Display Title. Select Edit Custom Title to type the widget title.

    Adjust the formatting for each link in the widget

    To do this, select the field in the widget and then choose from the available formatting options.


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