In addition to David's tip, I'd try creating the hypertext hotspot and
link in a regular text paragraph so that the table doesn't force any
line breaks.

Test that, and if it works, copy it into the table.


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On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 1:03 PM, David Spreadbury <dspreadb at> wrote:
> As a first step I would not include the end of paragraph marker. It may be
> adding something to the actual URL that is misdirecting the link.
> David Spreadbury
> Sr. Technical Writer
> From: TCS-Users at [mailto:TCS-Users at] On
> Behalf Of Joseph Lorenzini
> Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 11:57 AM
> To: TCS-Users at; framers at
> Subject: [TCS Users] Hyperlinks in FrameMaker 9
> Hi all,
> I am having a heck of a time getting hyperlinks created in FrameMaker to
> bring up the correct web page.
> 1. I place the string that represents the hyperlink in a table. The table
> causes some line breaks in the string.
> 2. I carefully highlight the string making sure i select the entire
> paragraph marker. Then, I apply a character format to the string, which
> indicates that its a hyperlink.
> 3. While the string is still highlight, I select Special > Hypertext.
> 4. In the Hypertext box, I select go to url. In the field, I enter "message
> URL [URL]".
> However, when I generate a PDF of the FrameMaker file, either the PDF fails
> to render a web page or it goes to the wrong web page. For example, if I
> wanted to go to "";,
> the PDF only goes to "";, even though in the
> hypertext box I have the URL specified as
> "";.
> Am I doing something wrong?
> Sincerely,
> Joseph Lorenzini
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