A small addendum... The Validate will also do things like checking for the existence of the gotolink marker specified.
You'll get a nastygram from Frame if you put in the gotolink prior to defining the newlink marker. -Matt Matt Sullivan GRAFIX Training matt at grafixtraining.com www.grafixtraining.com office 714 960-6840 cell & txt 714 585-2335 sms message skype: mattrsullivan twitter: mattrsullivan linkedin facebook -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Les Smalley Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2009 8:17 AM To: Susan Curtzwiler Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: Help wth hyperlinks_Please Sue, If you create a new link and give it the identifier "checklist" (as in your "what I am doing" procedure) then you should use that same ID as the destination when you insert the "Jump to Named Destination" hypertext marker.? Perhaps it was inadvertent, but your example has different 'names' and I would not expect it to work, either in FM or PDF.? Also note that the names are case-sensitive, so "checklist" and "CheckList" are different destination names.? You will still see the hand pointer (as you hover over the hypertext marker), but because the names don't match, the jump can't find the target to move the insertion point. The "validate" function only really verifies that you have the syntax correct for the marker you're adding, not that the command will work as expected.? After all, you could enter the "goto" commands first, then define the destinations as the second step... You can test a link by temporarily locking the document via Save as View Only or the escape sequence Esc F l k (four separate key presses: escape, Capital-F, lowercase-L lowercase-K ; this toggles the locked or "view-only" state of the document) or just hold the control and alt keys together as you hover over the hypertext marker. I hope this helps. --- On Mon, 9/7/09, Susan Curtzwiler <SusanCu at vmc.com> wrote: I am using Frame 7.0 with Vista Enterprise Adobe Reader 9.0 Adobe Distiller 5.0 I have been reading and following the help files and the User Guide for days now.? I cannot successfully and consistently make a simple link within the same document. It looks like you need to save as "View Only" in order to activate the link.? I have done that and also saved regular and I cannot get the link to jump from point A to point B or in other words to go from the "new link" to the "specified destination". Here is what I am doing. 1.?? Select the word or phrase that is the destination 2.??; Go to Special>Hypertext 3.?? In the Command box, select "Specify Named Destination" 4.?? In the Syntax box it says "newlink"???and then next to that I type in the word to be found? "checklist"? all lower case 5.?? The checkbox for "Validate Command upon Insertion is checked 6.?? Click on "New Hypertext Marker" then I go to the starting point 1.?? Select the word or phrase that will be marked as the starting point 2.?? Go to Special>Hypertext 3.?? In the Command box, select "Jump to Named Destination" 4.?? In the Syntax box it says "gotolink" and then next to that I type in the word that was used at the destination point "server"? all lowercase 5.?? The checkbox for "Validate Command upon Insertion is checked 6.?? Click on "New Hypertext Marker" So, now from here is apparently where I get lost. If I save as "view only", I will get the hand pointer and it looks like it will work. However, if I click on it, nothing happens. If I make a PDF, nothing happens. Please, what am I missing? Thanks, Sue Curtzwiler???susancu at vmc.com ? Les _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as matt at grafixtraining.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/matt%40grafixtraining.co m Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.