Shlomo, Art - thank you for your suggestions. The problem is that I'm linking to destinations in the same file - so unchecking "Open cross-document links in same window" doesn't work. I've had a quick look at TimeSavers, and it seems the same applies (only for cross-document links, not same-document links).
Thanks, Jo -----Original Message----- From: Shlomo Perets [mailto:shlo...@microtype.com] Sent: 28 June 2008 16:55 To: Jo Watkiss Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: Opening same-document links in a new window Jo, You wrote: >Each of our product manuals is published as a single PDF file. Within >them there are frequent cross-references to destinations in the same >file. We have received a request for these links to open in a new >window. We insert these links as normal cross-references in FrameMaker. > >Is it possible to achieve this without manually changing the links >after the PDF file is generated? >I know the user can do this with right-click > open link in new window, >but it seems this is too difficult for them. There is a local viewing preference in Acrobat or Reader that controls whether a linked PDF opens in a new window. In Acrobat 8: Edit > Preferences > Documents -- turn off "Open cross-document links in same window" (it is turned on by default); in previous Acrobat/Reader versions this preference is in the General category. Preferences apply to the Acrobat/Reader in the computer where the PDF is viewed, but not to the PDF file itself. [My FrameMaker-to-Acrobat add-on has a function that controls the "new window" property globally or individually to FM cross-references/hypertext links, so that no additional actions are necessary after the PDF is created. This can also be optionally be applied to PDFs displayed in a browser, so that web-based links will display in a new browser window. See http://www.microtype.com/ImprovePDF10.html for more information and sample files.] Shlomo Perets MicroType, http://www.microtype.com * ToolbarPlus Express for FrameMaker FrameMaker/Acrobat training & consulting * FrameMaker-to-Acrobat TimeSavers/Assistants _________________________________________________________ Disclaimer http://www.watkiss.com/terms.htm This email is confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed. Any views or opinions presented are solely that of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Watkiss Automation Ltd. If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this email in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this email is strictly prohibited. If you received this email in error please notify Watkiss Automation Ltd on telephone +44 1767 685700.