Hello Really simple question; when you create a pdf from FM, can you convert the cross-ref’s to hyperlinks in the pdf? Thanks. Following are steps for creating these hyperlinks in Adobe FrameMaker. For more information, please refer to the documentation provided with Adobe. Cross-references is an effective navigational tool that guides a user to a related information in a document that might add to their understanding.

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You can download this chapter for free at http: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The text “newlink” is added to the area below. Close the Hypertext dialog. To learn more about cross-references, see Chapter 5 of FrameMaker 6: Making the clickable text visually different from other text helps users to clearly identify hyperlinks in text and tells FrameMaker and Acrobat exactly what text string contains the hypertext hyprlink.

The insertion cursor changes to a hand with a pointing finger. Not sure, but this has been the best practices for at least the last 4 or 5 years. Following are steps for creating these hyperlinks in Adobe FrameMaker. For instance, framemakdr hypertext links in 12 different colors may make for a colorful online presentation, this method may be confusing for a user.

Please type your message and try again. Alert — I have used my voice to describe the procedure. Correct Answers – 10 points. A clickable text area can be a word or a series of words.


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You are commenting using your Twitter account. Publishers of technology framemaier, eBooks, and videos for creative people. The Hypertext dialog opens. After you have a Character Format you like, just select the text you plan to use as a hypertext link, and apply the Character Format to selected text.

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After you import the Adobe FrameMaker document syou can generate the output in Flare and test the hyperlink. For more information, please refer to the documentation provided with Adobe FrameMaker. Maybe its necessity has been removed with FrameMaker With that in mind, creating links to URLs is a two-step process. For example, if a cross-reference links to external source document filename. If you forget to apply a Character Format before you insert the hypertext link, you can always apply the Character format to text afterward.

Open the Adobe FrameMaker document. They are hypertext automatically if you have in the print setup: After the text “newlink,” type a name to identify the destination perhaps the name of the heading. This saves you lots of time later after source information is in Acrobat format. Publishers of technology books, eBooks, and videos for creative people. That is one of the many advantages to creating source documents in FrameMaker.

The text “gotolink” is added to the text area below. In Adobe FrameMakerplace your cursor at the spot to be used as the destination for a hperlink. Place your cursor in the prepared hypertext area. If you always regenerate PDF files after adding new links, turn this setting off. You are commenting using your Facebook account.


The first step of creating a hypertext link in text is deciding on a clickable text area. I haven’t generated a flat hyperless PDF in a long time, so haven’t lately experimented with what you need to turn off for that to happen. Try to stick with one color and style, such as blue and underline.

This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled. I do not know why the job option should affect the existence of hyperlinks.

I hope that someone out hyperlijk knows the reason why it should be on. It was just an experiment. For example, if you want to link to www.

Keep in mind that when cross-reference sources are contained in external documents, those documents must also be in PDF format in order for hypertext links to work. It’s a good idea to create a new Character Format that you can assign to hypertext links in text.

Thanks for the background, Arnis. You don’t have JavaScript enabled. Click New Hypertext Marker. Apologies, if someone find it irritating. From the author of. In online documents, you can refer readers to another location in the same document, another document, or a Web page URL. Related Resources Store Articles Blogs.