Preparing Adobe FrameMaker Source Documents : Implementing Online Features in FrameMaker : Understanding Paragraph and Character Formats in FrameMaker
 
Understanding Paragraph and Character Formats in FrameMaker
ePublisher projects use the paragraph formats and character formats defined by the Stationery designer to implement online features when generating output. Before you begin using paragraph formats and character formats to implement online features, talk to the Stationery designer and verify which online features your Stationery supports. Your Stationery only recognizes the paragraph formats and character formats defined by the Stationery designer in your Stationery. If you try to implement online features using paragraph formats and character formats not supported in your Stationery, ePublisher does not recognize these items when generating output.
When the Stationery designer creates the Stationery, the Stationery designer specifies the names of paragraph format and character formats used to implement an online feature. Consult with the Stationery designer to obtain the names of the paragraph formats and character formats defined by the Stationery designer to support each online feature you want to implement.
The following table lists the default names of paragraph formats and character formats used to implement online features. Always verify with the Stationery designer the names of the paragraph formats and character formats you should use when implementing online features before you use these items in your source documents.
Format
Description
AbbreviationTitle character format
Specifies abbreviation alternate text for browsers to display for abbreviations such as SS# when a user hovers over the abbreviation in output. Screen readers also can read the abbreviation alternate text. Used in combination with the AbbreviationTitle marker type. For more information, see “Assigning Alternate Text to Abbreviations in FrameMaker”.
AcronymTitle character format
Specifies acronym alternate text for browsers to display for acronyms such as HTML when a user hovers over the acronym in output. Screen readers can also read the acronym alternate text. Used in combination with the AcronymTitle marker type. For more information, see “Assigning Alternate Text to Acronyms in FrameMaker”.
Citation character format
Specifies the source of a quote using a fully qualified Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) when a user hovers over the quote in output. Screen readers can also read the URI for the quote. Used in combination with the Citation marker type. For more information, see “Providing Citations for Quotes in FrameMaker”.
Expand/Collapse paragraph format
Specifies the content you want to include in an expand/collapse section. Used in conjunction with a DropDownEnd marker type. For more information, see “Creating Expand/Collapse Sections (Drop-Down Hotspots) in FrameMaker”.
Popup paragraph format
Specifies the popup content to display in both a popup window and in a standard help topic. Applied to the first paragraph of popup content. For more information, see “Using Paragraph Formats to Create Popup Windows in FrameMaker”.
Popup Append paragraph format
Specifies the popup content to display in a popup window and in a standard help topic. Applied to additional popup paragraphs when you have more than one paragraph of popup content. For more information, see “Using Paragraph Formats to Create Popup Windows in FrameMaker”.
Popup Only paragraph format
Specifies the popup content to display in only a popup window. Applied to the first paragraph of popup content. For more information, see “Using Paragraph Formats to Create Popup Windows in FrameMaker”.
Popup Only Append paragraph format
Specifies the popup content to display in only a popup window. Applied to additional popup paragraphs when you have more than one paragraph of popup content. For more information, see “Using Paragraph Formats to Create Popup Windows in FrameMaker”.
Related Topic paragraph format
Specifies related topics links. For more information, see “Creating Related Topics in FrameMaker”.
See Also character format
Specifies the text you want to include in a See Also button. For more information, see “Creating See Also Links in FrameMaker”.
See Also paragraph format
Specifies the text you want to include in a See Also inline text link. For more information, see “Creating See Also Links in FrameMaker”.