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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If you are importing Adobe FrameMaker documents and you have created hyperlinks by using “Specify Named Destination” and “Jump to Named Destination” markers, Flare will automatically convert them to links in your project. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You can download this chapter for free at http: At least that’s my recollection. When a user clicks on the hyperlink created belowthis is the content that will be displayed to end users. The Hypertext dialog opens. I have the same question Show 0 Likes 0.

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Create FrameMaker Clickable Hyperlinks that Work in Acrobat

If you have used an online help system of any kind or surfed around on the World Wide Web, you’re already familiar with hypertext links. I do not know why the job option should affect the existence of hyperlinks. This saves you lots of time later after source information is in Acrobat format. I’ll try an all-Fm7.

The recommendation for keeping this setting turned on comes from Shlomo Perets. This site uses cookies. The insertion cursor changes to a hand with a pointing finger. I don’t need either and haven’t explored them. In a PDF file, place the insertion cursor over a cross-reference text area.


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I suppose this is an “enhancement” request, but unless this situation has changed for FM10, either the broken links bug needs to be fixed, or the dialog suggestions need to be changed.

Please turn JavaScript back on and reload this page. Maybe those more knowledgeable will chime in. Place your cursor in the prepared hypertext area. Unless you’re using a third-party link checker with Acrobat, you won’t know which links are broken. I always select it. Try to stick with one color and style, such as blue and underline.

You can not post a blank message. Be consistent with colors and styles. To learn more about cross-references, see Chapter 5 of FrameMaker 6: Apologies, if someone find it irritating.

Open the Adobe FrameMaker document. This typically happens to me when a file has been PDFed on one computer and then opened and PDFed on another computer. This might be a heading that will feamemaker a new topic when you import the document. The first step of creating a hypertext link in text is deciding on a clickable text area.

He has shown in a number of samples frammaker a couple of throusand links, frmemaker some are broken by FM when this setting is turned off. From the author of.

A clickable text area can be a word or a series of words. If you want to spot-test the new hypertext command, click the Make View-Only button in the Hypertext Window.

Acrobat jumps to and displays the source information, whether in the current file or in a different file. In online documents, you can refer readers to another location in the same document, another document, or a Web page URL.


Beyond the Basicswrites a regular column for InformIT. The voice description can be done better. Following are steps for creating these hyperlinks in Adobe FrameMaker. Really simple question; when you create a pdf from FM, can you convert the cross-ref’s to hyperlinks in the pdf?

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Alert — I have used my voice to describe the procedure. Prepare the area to become a hyperlink, according to the documentation provided with Adobe FrameMaker. Click New Hypertext Marker. 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.

It was just an experiment. With that in mind, creating links to URLs is a two-step process. This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled. I’m less sure about peer file-to-file PDF deep hyperlink references.

If you change the name to something other then the original name, the cross-reference link does not work. 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.

It’s a good idea to create a new Character Format that you can assign to hypertext links in text.