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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Hypertext links are helpful to link information in online documents and get you to that information quickly. Instant hypertext links will not be activated using PDFWriter.

The Hypertext dialog opens. I’ll try an all-Fm7. At least that’s my recollection.

Create FrameMaker Clickable Hyperlinks that Work in Acrobat

This site uses cookies. Try to stick with one color and style, such as blue and underline. Unless you’re using a third-party link checker with Acrobat, you won’t know which links are broken.

Publishers of technology books, eBooks, and videos for creative people. Following are steps for creating these hyperlinks in Adobe FrameMaker. You can click a Web page link that takes you to a new URL.

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This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled. First, I show you how to make text visually different, and then I take you inside hypertext command central to create the link. When creating online documents, keep filenames and paths the same.


Close the Hypertext dialog. 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.

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This article explores some practical hypertext techniques that save you development time when creating helpful online documents. It was just an experiment.

To learn more about cross-references, see Chapter 5 of FrameMaker 6: Locate the area that you want to serve as the hyperlink.

Creating Hyperlinks in FrameMaker Source Documents

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Cross-references in a document would be hyperlijk effective if it is used sparingly as a handy information related to a task and should not be essential to complete a task. Go to original post. You can easily identify hypertext areas using Character Formats in FrameMaker.

Hyperrlink you create a PDF either using the print stream with Generate Acrobat 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!


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: From the Command field, select Specify Named Destination. The text “newlink” is added to the area below.

A clickable text area can be a word or a series of words. This content has been marked as final. Apologies, if someone find it irritating. The first step of creating a hypertext link in text is deciding on a clickable text area.

I always select it. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here For example, if a cross-reference links to external source document filename. 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 hypsrlink work. Notify me of new comments via email.