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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The voice description can be done better.

The Hypertext dialog opens. Random checking can miss the broken ones. With that in mind, creating links to URLs is a two-step process. I don’t need either and haven’t explored them. Alert — I have used my voice to describe the procedure. This article explores some practical hypertext techniques that save you development time when creating helpful online documents. For example, if a cross-reference links to external source document filename.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. If you want to spot-test the new hypertext command, click the Make View-Only button in the Hypertext Window. This might be a heading that will become a new topic when you import the document. Cross-references in a document would be deemed framemqker if it is used sparingly as a handy information related to a task and should not be essential to complete a task.

In online documents, you can refer readers to another location in the same document, another document, or a Web page Fgamemaker. If you forget to apply a Character Format before you insert the hypertext link, you can always apply the Character format to text afterward. I’ll try an all-Fm7.


A clickable text area can be a word or a series of words. When you create a PDF either using the print framemzker with Generate Acrobat Data or using SaveAsPDF essentially the same thing, just FM does it in the background for you hpyerlink makes some assumptionsthere are some post-processing dll’s that always run on the postscript file to optimize before handing off to Distiller yes, FM does mess with the ps files!

It is saying that the select job option is not on the computer. This saves you lots of time later after source information is in Acrobat format.

The name hy;erlink the resulting file should be filename. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. If you change the name to something other then the original name, the cross-reference link does not work. Notify me of new comments via email. Publishers of technology books, eBooks, and videos for creative people. Close the Hypertext dialog.

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Flare supports FrameMaker 7. This is the recommended setting. Be consistent with colors and styles. Cross-references is an effective navigational tool that guides a user to a related information in a document that might add to their understanding of a concept or a process.

He has shown in a number of samples with a couple hyperlin, throusand links, that some are broken by FM when this setting is turned off. 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. It’s a good idea to create a new Character Format that you can assign to hypertext links in text.

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One of the fastest and easiest methods to create hypertext links in FrameMaker that works in PDF is to use cross-references. After the files are converted to PDF, the cross-reference automatically looks for filename. A link on a Web page is essentially the same thing as a hypertext link.


These below are generally not required: The recommendation for keeping this setting turned on comes from Shlomo Perets. Thanks for the background, Arnis. I have the same question Show 0 Likes 0. Either create this Job Option of select an available Job Option.

Create FrameMaker Clickable Hyperlinks that Work in Acrobat

Please type your message and try again. When creating online documents, keep filenames and paths the same. You are commenting hy;erlink your WordPress. You can download this chapter for free at http: I hope that someone out there knows the reason why it should be on. At least that’s my recollection.

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. That is one of the many advantages to creating source documents in FrameMaker. Maybe it has nothing to do with hyperlinks. Related Resources Store Articles Blogs. Hypertext links are helpful to link information in online documents and get you to that information quickly.

From the author of. First, I show you how to make text visually different, and then I take you inside hypertext command central to create the link. They are hypertext automatically if you have in the print setup: Related Resources Store Fframemaker Blogs.