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Linking to PDFs in FrameMaker and Word

Linking to PDFs in FrameMaker and Word

Last Modified: September 29, 2006

ePublisher Pro

The purpose of this article is to explain how to properly link to PDFs in FrameMaker and Word documents and have them open in a new window.

This article will go over the proper way to link to PDFs in ePublisher. In addition, this article will also go over how to modify content.xsl to have your PDFs open in a new window.

In FrameMaker

In order to create a link to a PDF file from WebWorks Help, you will need to first create a link to a PDF in your FrameMaker document. To achieve this, create a hypertext marker within your selected text area (where you would like to create your link).

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In the FrameMaker menu, go to Special > Hypertext (This will open the Hypertext box.)

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In the Syntax text box, type message openfile relative_path.

Example:

message openfile Testing/Sample.pdf

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Before generating your project in ePublisher, you can test your link in FrameMaker by using the shortcut Ctrl + Alt and click your link. If your links in FrameMaker are done correctly, they should generate properly in WebWorks ePublisher.

In Word

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In the Word menu, go to Insert > Hyperlink.

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Before generating your project in ePublisher, you can test your link in Word by using the shortcut selecting Ctrl + click to follow your link. If your links in Word are done cor­rectly, they should generate properly in WebWorks ePublisher.

Setting PDFs to Open in a New Window

New to ePublisher Pro 9.2, you can now specify in the UI how your external links will be launched. By default, PDF links will open in a separate browser window. In the Format Settings dialog, you can also choose to open external/baggage files in the current topic frame