Only a comment to the Previous/Next View buttons.
Acrobat does have them.
To show them click View | Show/Hide | Toolbar Items |
Show Page Navigation Tools. Then click Previous View and
However, I agree that almost no-one will know these buttons.
None of my colleagues has changed the configuration to Show.
From: Framers [mailto:framers-bounces+wreng=tycoint....@lists.frameusers.com]
On Behalf Of David Artman
Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2017 6:32 PM
To: An email list for people using Adobe FrameMaker software.
Subject: Re: [Framers] Embedding attachments in FM that remain attachments when
I forgot to mention that there's a pretty rough usability issue with
hotspot linking to an embedded PDF: Unless you define it so that it
opens in a new tab or Acrobat/Reader window (if a PDF) then the only
way a user can navigate 'back' is with Alt+Left Arrow. I cannot find
any way to add a "Back" and "Forward" button to the toolbar (and end
users likely wouldn't either, if such toolbar buttons are not visible
Oh, and the Alt+Left Arrow only works in Acrobat, not Reader. (Seems
Reader will open in a new tab, so not so bad...)
Of course, any attachments that open in other applications will
generate new windows, between which a user could easily navigate.
-------- Original Message --------
From: "David Artman" <da...@davidartman.com>
Date: Thu, August 03, 2017 12:08 pm
Perhaps you could make your icons where you want them in FM with the
intention of *attaching* the (non-FM, non-PDF) files to the PDF
post-distillation. If you can figure out how a PDF attachment can be
referenced with a relative path--or, perhaps, as an anchor, like one
would do to have a URL call for a specific heading in the PDF?--then
you could have the FM URL 'point' to where the PDF attachments will
eventually 'live' in the final PDF. (Extra points if you can make the
FM icons+links Reference Page elements, for consistent reuse and
Sorry I cannot offer exact steps; I offer a map not a guidebook. :^)
EDIT: OK, it was not hard to find the first steps; refer to "Link to a
file attachment" on this page:
That takes the perspective of creating the link hotspot in Acrobat; but
that's just something you'd do once, pre-production, to get the URL for
use in an FM gotolink marker. As to HOW you'd see the underlying URL
for the (testing-use) hotspot, I have no idea. There must be some tool
that 'decompiles' a PDF so you can see the 'raw code' behind a link
hotspot, surely...? Alternately, if you have a relative few 'icons' in
the FM to link, you can make one hotspot per icon-PDF attachment
pairing and copy & paste them into place. Tedious, perhaps... but then
again, so is making an active PDF Form from FM without PDF TimeSavers!
Let us know what you resolve!
-------- Original Message --------
From: John Posada <jposad...@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, August 02, 2017 10:29 am
In this case, I didn't want to do a link of any type because where
types of files are kept is in a secure location and people won't get
though these particular files are not restricted access due to
approval. I wanted them carried along in and with the PDF to not worry
about access permissions.
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