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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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Hypertext links are helpful to link information in online documents and get you to that information quickly. First, I show you how to make text visually different, and then I take you inside hypertext command central to create the link.

Not sure, but this has been the best practices for at least the last 4 or 5 years. This also tells FrameMaker and Acrobat what area to highlight after the link is activated. I have the same question Show 0 Likes 0. 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. Place your cursor in the prepared hypertext area.

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Lisa Jahred, author of FrameMaker 6: For more information, please refer to the documentation provided with Adobe FrameMaker. Click New Hypertext Marker. I focus on a few practical techniques that you can use to create the following types of hyperlinks:.

This typically happens to me when a file has been PDFed on one computer and then opened and PDFed on another computer. 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 command.


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. You can download this chapter for free at http: To find out how to edit the hypertext link once in Acrobat, see “Edit Hypertext Links in Acrobat 5” later in this article. Alert framemaer I framemakdr used my voice to describe the procedure. Make a View-Only document by pressing in sequence, Esc F l k; then click the cross-reference link.

I always select it.

Flare supports FrameMaker 7. With that in mind, creating links to URLs is a two-step process.

Go to original post. Really simple question; hypeglink you create a pdf from FM, can you convert the cross-ref’s to hyperlinks in the pdf? Frameemaker hope that someone out there knows the reason why it should be on. Locate the area that you want to serve as the hyperlink. In a PDF file, place the insertion cursor over a cross-reference text area. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

I’ll try an all-Fm7. When you create a PDF either using the print stream with Generate Hyperilnk Data or using SaveAsPDF essentially the same thing, just FM does it in the background for you and 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!

See All Related Store Items. If I carry on, the pdf does not generate a hyperlinks. After the text “gotolink,” type the name that you gave to the destination marker. This might be a heading that will become a new topic when you import the document. The text “newlink” is added to the area framemaler.


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Email required Address never made public. After the text “newlink,” type a name to identify the destination perhaps the name of the heading. In Adobe FrameMakerplace your cursor at the spot to be used as the destination for a link. Either create this Job Option of select an available Job Option. A clickable text area can be a word or a series of words.

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. To learn more about cross-references, see Chapter 5 of FrameMaker 6: If you always regenerate PDF files after adding new links, turn this setting off. One of the fastest and easiest methods to create hypertext links in FrameMaker that works in PDF is to use cross-references.

The first step of creating a hypertext link in text is deciding on a clickable text area.

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Notify me of new comments via email. 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.

Please type your message and try again. After the files are converted to PDF, the cross-reference automatically looks for filename. At least that’s my recollection.