Preparing Adobe FrameMaker Source Documents : Working with Images in FrameMaker : Creating Image Links in FrameMaker
 
Creating Image Links in FrameMaker
You can create image links that allow users who click the image to link to content in another location. For example, if you include your company logo in a source document, you can define a link for the logo so that when users click the logo, they link to your company home page.
The following procedure provides an example of how to create an image link in Adobe FrameMaker source documents using Adobe FrameMaker 7.2. Steps for creating an image link in Adobe FrameMaker may be different in other versions of Adobe FrameMaker.
To create an image link in an Adobe FrameMaker source document
1. In your Adobe FrameMaker source document, insert the image for which you want to create an image link. For more information, see “Inserting Images in FrameMaker”.
2. If you want to link to content in a different location in your source document, create a named destination for the link by completing the following steps:
Note: You do not need to perform these steps if you want to link to content on a Web site.
a. Locate the link target in your source document.
b. On the Special menu, click Marker.
c. In the Marker Type field, click Hypertext.
d. In the Marker Text field, newlink linkname or newlink filename:linkname, where linkname is the name of the named destination for the link, and filename is the name of the file that contains the link, if the link is in a different Adobe FrameMaker source document.
Note: To make maintenance easy, create short link names that use alphanumeric, lowercase characters.
e. Click New Marker.
3. In the anchored frame that contains the image for which you want to create a link, draw a text frame that covers the entire clickable region by completing the following steps:
a. On the Graphics menu, click Tools to display the graphic tools palette.
b. Click the Text Frame icon.
c. Drag the cursor across the image to draw a text frame over the image.
d. In the Create New Text Frame window, in the Number field, type 1, and then click Set.
e. Click outside of the image, and then insert your cursor in the text frame.
4. In the text frame, insert a Hypertext marker that specifies the destination of the link by completing the following steps:
a. On the Special menu, click Marker.
b. In the Marker Type field, select Hypertext from the list.
c. If you want link to content in a different location in your source document, use the named destination link you created in step 2. In the Marker Text field, type gotolink linkname or gotolink filename:linkname, where linkname is the name of a link target you created previously, and filename is the name of the file that contains the link, if the link is in a different Adobe FrameMaker source document.
d. If you want to link to a page on a Web site, in the Marker Field, type message URL web address, where web address is the URL of the web page you want to open when users click the image.
Note: For more information about using the gotolink and message URL commands, see the Adobe FrameMaker documentation.
e. Click New Marker.
5. Save your Adobe FrameMaker source document.
6. Generate output for your project. For more information, see “Generating Output”.
7. In Output Explorer, verify ePublisher created the image link using the link information you specified on the page by clicking on the image. For more information about viewing output files in Output Explorer, see “Viewing Output in Output Explorer”.