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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When you have finished, click Make Editable in the Hypertext Window to switch back to an editable FrameMaker document. If they are not, you will get an error message that the hyperlinnk file does not exist.

A link on a Web page is essentially the same thing as a hypertext link. Framejaker try an all-Fm7. The name of the resulting file should be filename. After the files are converted to PDF, the cross-reference automatically looks for filename. With that in mind, creating links to URLs is a two-step process.

If you want to spot-test the new hypertext command, click the Make View-Only button in the Hypertext Window. If you have used an online help system of any kind or surfed around on fraemmaker World Wide Web, you’re already familiar with hypertext links. You don’t have JavaScript enabled.


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.

Create FrameMaker Clickable Hyperlinks that Work in Acrobat | Cross-References | Peachpit

One of the fastest and easiest methods to create hypertext links in FrameMaker that works in Frakemaker is to use cross-references. When a user clicks on the hyperlink created belowthis is the content that will be displayed to gyperlink users.

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. That is one of the many advantages framemakfr creating source documents in FrameMaker.

If I carry on, the pdf does not generate a hyperlinks. He has shown in a number of samples with a couple of throusand links, that some are broken by FM when this setting is turned off. It’s a good idea to create a new Character Format that you can assign to hypertext links in text.

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Esc F l k toggles between View-Only and Editable. Email required Address never made public.

The Hypertext dialog opens. Make a View-Only document by pressing in sequence, Esc F l k; then click the cross-reference link.

This content has been marked as final. If you always regenerate PDF files after adding new links, turn this setting off.


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You can easily identify hypertext areas using Character Formats in FrameMaker. Farmemaker are commenting using your Twitter account. Hypertext links are helpful to link information in online documents and get you to that information quickly.

Hy;erlink supports FrameMaker 7. Alert — I have used my voice to describe the procedure. Thanks for the background, Arnis. See All Related Store Items. In a PDF file, place the insertion cursor over a cross-reference text area. A clickable text area can be a word or a series of words.

Random checking can miss the broken ones. If you forget hyperink apply a Character Format before you insert the hypertext link, you can always apply the Character format to text afterward.

For instance, although hypertext links in 12 different colors may make for a colorful online presentation, this method may be confusing for a user. 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.

I don’t need either and haven’t explored them. For example, if a cross-reference links to external source document filename.