Re. Callouts on graphics in HTML?

Subject: Re. Callouts on graphics in HTML?
From: Geoff Hart <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "Techwr-L (E-mail)" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2000 09:43:17 -0500

Chris Fitzgerald is <<...writing an instruction ... in HTML and am capturing
the graphics with SnagIt; the problem is that I would like to have callouts
to the diagram. I tried to create the same in Word, added callouts, but they
weren't transferred when I added the <img src=".."> to notepad.>>

Repeat after me: "Word is not a graphics tool." (Repeat until you believe
this; it may take some time.) <g>

Depending on what you mean by "callout", there are two possible ways to do
this. If you mean that you want to insert a hyperlink so that when the user
clicks on part of the graphic, they go to another page or see a popup
definition, then you need to create an imagemap from the graphic; any good
web authoring tool will let you do this (and many graphics tools, such as
Fireworks, will make it easy). If all you want to do is add a text label
permanently to the graphic (e.g., "this is the OK button"), then you need to
add the text within a graphics program and save it along with the graphic in
an appropriate file format (e.g., GIF, PNG).

--Geoff Hart, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
"The paperless office will arrive when the paperless toilet
arrives."--Matthew Stevens

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