Assigning Alternate Text to Image Maps in FrameMaker
To assign alternate text to an image, your Stationery and template must have the ImageAreaAltText marker type 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”.
The following procedure provides an example of how to assign alternate text to an image map in Adobe FrameMaker source documents using unstructured Adobe FrameMaker 7.2. Steps for assigning alternate text to an image map in Adobe FrameMaker may be different in other versions of Adobe FrameMaker.
To assign alternate text for an image map in an Adobe FrameMaker source document
In your Adobe FrameMaker source document, locate the anchored frame for the image map to which you want to assign alternate text.
In the anchored frame that contains the image map to which you want to assign alternate text, complete the following steps for each area of an image map:
Insert your cursor into the text frame that defines a clickable region on the image map.
On the Special menu, click Marker.
In the Marker Type field, select ImageAreaAltText from the drop-down list.
If the ImageAreaAltText 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”.
In the Marker Text field, type the alternate text you want to assign to the image map area.
Click New Marker.
Save your Adobe FrameMaker source document.
Generate output for your project. For more information, see “Generating Output”.
Verify ePublisher assigned the alternate text you specified to each area of the image map when it generated output by completing the following steps:
On the View menu, click Output Directory.
In the TargetName folder, open the page that has the image map to which you assigned alternate text in Notepad, where TargetName is the name of your target.
Verify that the alternate text you specified is included in the alt tag for each area of the image map.