Hello, I've looked through many postings related to hyperlinks, without luck. I have a couple questions related to inserting hyperlinks to open a directory and to open a PDF file.
My system: FrameMaker 8.0p277 Windows XP, SP2 1. I don't well follow the FrameMaker help information on which hypertext command to use for opening a PDF or a Windows Explorer directory. I've tried two: Go to URL (message URL \\shared\techpubs2\Graphics\Conversion) -- works well for most directories, but not all--see 3. Open document (openlink [many variations on the network location]) -- doesn't work, apparently 2. The use of forward slash and backslash has a bearing, I know. But I don't observe a consistent response to one or the other. I guess that it's also related to the hypertext command I use, or the one I should use. The \ works well for most of the Go to URL uses. 3. One use of Go to URL includes parameters that are changed to another value when I select Edit Hypertext Marker. Original: message URL \\shared\techpubs2\processes\graphic_naming Changed to: message URL \\shared\techpubs2\processes?raphic_naming 4. I have yet to find the right command and parameter set for opening a PDF at a known location. 5. The FrameMaker help is woefully inadequate. I infer that FM supports only a small portion of the possible hypertext command set. (Correct?) I infer that the translation from FrameMaker to PDF also limits the functionality of hypertext. (Correct?) But does anyone have a better resource for understanding what hypertext is available and how it can be exploited? Thanks, Tom Thomas G (Tom) Kohn | Technical Editor | GCG WW Versamark Engineering Services | Eastman Kodak Company | 3000 Research Blvd | Dayton, OH 45420-4003 | tom.kohn at kodak.com | +01 937-259-3210 Office | +01 937-271-1484 Mobile | +01 937-259-3784 Fax | www.graphics.kodak.com