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Your first step in creating a popup window is to create a link between a word or phrase in a topic and the popup content you want to display when users hover over or click the link. Use native Adobe FrameMaker functionality to create a link between the word or phrase in a topic and the content you want to display in a popup window. You can create a link in Adobe FrameMaker by using a cross-reference or by using hypertext markers.

Before you create popup window links, verify that your output format supports this feature. For more information about output formats that support this feature, see “Features Available in Each Output Format” on page 8.

The following procedure provides an example of how to create a popup window link in Adobe FrameMaker source documents using unstructured Adobe FrameMaker 7.2. Steps for creating links in Adobe FrameMaker may be different in other versions of Adobe FrameMaker.

To create a link between a word or phrase and popup content in an Adobe FrameMaker source document

  1. In you Adobe FrameMaker source document, locate the text you want to create a link to and display in the popup window.

  2. If you want to create a link that includes the link target text, create the link using a cross-reference by completing the following steps:

  3. Select the text for which you want to create a link.

  4. On the Special menu, click Cross-Reference.

  5. In the Document field, select the document that contains the content to which you want to link.

  6. In the Paragraph Tags field, select the paragraph tag used for the content to which you want to link.

  7. In the Paragraphs field, select the paragraph to which you want to link.

  8. In the Format field, select the appropriate format for the link. For example, if you are creating a link to a glossary term, select a glossary term cross-reference format.

  9. Click Replace.

  10. If you want to create a link that does not include the link target text, create the link using a hypertext marker by completing the following steps:

  11. Insert your cursor in front of the link target text.

  12. On the Special menu, click Marker.

  13. In the Marker Type field, click Hypertext.

  14. 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. To make maintenance easy, create short link names that use alphanumeric, lowercase characters.

  15. Click New Marker.

  16. Insert your cursor in front of the word or phrase for which you want to create a link.

  17. On the Special menu, click Marker.

  18. In the Marker Type field, select Hypertext from the list.

  19. In the Marker Text field, type gotolink linkname or gotolink filename:linkname, where linkname is the name of the named destination you created 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.

  20. Click New Marker.

  21. Select the word or phrase for which you want to create a link. The selected area must contain the both text and the hypertext marker you created.

  22. Apply a link character format to the word or phrase. If you do not know which character format to use for links, consult the Stationery designer.

  23. Save your Adobe FrameMaker source document.

After you create a link between a word or phrase in a topic and the popup content you want to display in the popup window, define the content you want to display in the popup window using one of the following methods:

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