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Using Markers to Create Popup Windows in FrameMaker

You can insert Popup markers into your Adobe FrameMaker source documents to create popup windows. To use Popup markers to create popup windows, your Stationery and FrameMaker template must have the following items configured:

Your output format must also support 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 insert Popup markers in Adobe FrameMaker source documents using unstructured Adobe FrameMaker 7.2. Steps for inserting Popup markers in Adobe FrameMaker may be different in other versions of Adobe FrameMaker.

To use popup markers to create popup windows in an Adobe FrameMaker source document

  1. In your Adobe FrameMaker source document, create a link between a word or phrase in the topic and the content you want to display in the popup window. For more information, see “Creating Popup Window Links in FrameMaker” on page 127.

  2. Insert your cursor in front of the text you want to display in the popup window.

  3. On the Special menu, click Marker.

  4. If you want the popup content to display in both a popup window and in a 'standard help topic, in the Marker Type field select Popup from the drop-down list.

  5. If you want the popup content to display only in a popup window, in the Marker Type field select PopupOnly from the drop-down list.

  6. If the Popup or PopupOnly marker type is not on the list, check with the Stationery designer to obtain the name of the marker type the Stationery designer created to support this functionality and then use the marker type specified by the Stationery designer. For more information, refer to “Implementing Online Features in FrameMaker” on page 81.

  7. In the Marker Text field, do not enter any text. You do not need to enter any text in this field when you insert a Popup or PopupOnly marker.

  8. Click New Marker.

  9. Specify where you want the popup content to end by completing the following steps:

  10. Insert your cursor at the end of the content you want to display in the popup window.

  11. On the Special menu, click Marker.

  12. In the Marker Type field, select PopupEnd from the drop-down list.

  13. If the PopupEnd marker type is not on the list, check with the Stationery designer to obtain the name of the marker type the Stationery designer created to support this functionality and then use the marker type specified by the Stationery designer. For more information, refer to “Implementing Online Features in FrameMaker” on page 81.

  14. In the Marker Text field, do not enter any text. You do not need to enter any text in this field when you insert a PopupEnd marker.

  15. Click New Marker.

  16. Save your Adobe FrameMaker source document.

  17. Generate output for your project. For more information, see “Generating Output” on page 300.

  18. In Output Explorer, go to the page where you created the popup window and verify that ePublisher created the popup window and that the popup window displays the content you specified. For more information, see “Viewing Output in Output Explorer” on page 305.

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