Actually, FrameMaker has nothing to do with the conversion of URLs to links; it is done by Acrobat. It can be disabled in Acrobat's Preferences dialog box under the General pane (uncheck Create links from URLs). The best approach is to add Hypertext markers and character formatting to the URLs in FrameMaker. This gives you control over what becomes a link, etc. If you are interested in automating this, please contact me offlist. It can be done with either ExtendScript (FrameMaker 10 and above) or FrameScript. If you can provide a decent sample document, I may be able to do this as part of my upcoming FrameMaker ExtendScript webinar. Thanks. Rick Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing Inc. 585-366-4017 r...@frameexpert.com From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Harding, Dan Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2015 3:38 PM To: framers Subject: Controlling FrameMaker automatic link generation Version: FrameMaker 12, Unstructured. When generating PDFs, Frame automatically converts (SOME!) URLs to hyperlinks, which is great, but it's not an exact science, and I'd like to be able to fine tune some things globally rather than manually inserting and editing a zillion hypertext links: 1. Frame recognizes www.xxxxxxxx (without an http:// prefix) as a URL and converts it to a link. Fine. Spiffy. How do I get it to automatically recognize non-www domains, e.g. bit.ly, tinyurl.com, etc.? Where is this automatic conversion controlled? 2. Our formatting is such that we put urls in brackets, e.g., [www.fubar.com]. Problem: Frame automatically appends the closing bracket to the URL when creating the link, which of course breaks the link. Only the opening bracket, not the opening bracket. Adding a space, e.g., [ www.fubar.com ] does not fix the problem. 3. If I wanted to disable automatic link conversion in creation of the PDF (yet maintain conversion of manually created hypertext markers), where and how would I do this? Thanks, -Dan
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