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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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In online documents, you can refer readers to another location in the same document, another document, or a Web page URL. The first step of creating a hypertext link in text is deciding on a clickable text area.

A clickable text area can be a word or a series of words. 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.

This also tells FrameMaker and Acrobat what area to highlight after the link is activated. If you do not identify text that includes a hypertext command, the entire paragraph is activated as a link.


With that in mind, creating links to URLs cramemaker a two-step process. First, I show you how to make text visually different, and then I take you inside hypertext command central to create the link.

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You can easily identify hypertext areas using Character Formats in FrameMaker. It’s a good idea to create a new Character Format that you can assign to hypertext links in text. Be consistent with colors and styles. For instance, although hypertext links in 12 different colors hylerlink make for a colorful online presentation, this method may be confusing for a user.

Try to stick with one color and style, such as blue and underline. After hyperlinm have a Character Format you like, just select the text you plan to use as a hypertext link, and apply the Character Format to selected text.

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If you forget to apply a Character Format before you insert the hypertext link, you can always apply the Character format to text afterward. For example, if you want to link framemxker www. If you want to spot-test the new hypertext command, click the Make View-Only button in the Hypertext Window. When you have finished, click Make Editable in the Hypertext Window to switch back to an editable FrameMaker document.


To find out how to edit the hypertext link once in Acrobat, see “Edit Hypertext Links in Acrobat 5” later in this article. See All Related Store Items.

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