RE: linking PDF to Help

Subject: RE: linking PDF to Help
From: "Nolder, Kimberley" <Kimberley_Nolder -at- tvratings -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 10:56:34 -0400

This is how I got mine to work!

To link to a document on the web from FrameMaker:

Apply special formatting to the text that you are linking from (such as blue
and underlined).
Highlight the text.
>From the Special menu, select Hypertext.
On the Hypertext window, from the Command field drop-down menu, select
Message Client.
In the Syntax field, after the word message, type URL (use a space between
After you type URL, space, and paste or type the link (include http).
Click New Hypertext Marker.
When saving as a .pdf, go through the normal "Save As" process.
On the PDF Setup window, click the Links tab.
>From the drop-down menu, select Links.
Click Set.

Hope this works for you!

-----Original Message-----
From: Valerie Hazel [mailto:vhazel -at- booksys -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 10:58 AM
Subject: linking PDF to Help

Hi all, I am trying to create a link from my PDF documents (generated in
Frame 6.0) to particular topics in my online help file (generated in
RoboHelp 8.0/9.0). I can't figure it out. I tried performing calls to
WINHELP.EXE -n101 test.hlp as described at, using the
Message Client hypertext command in Frame. The result is that winhelp
doesn't recognize any help file compiled as WinHelp 4, but works fine on
WinHelp 3. All of my stuff is WinHelp 4.

Does anyone know how to make this work? Or, does anyone know where to get
more comprehensive information about the hypertext commands available in
Frame? I've tried Frame tech support - those guys know NOTHING about
creating links. They didn't even know you could create a mailto: link. And
(just my luck) the FrameUsers group is being redeveloped right now, so I
can't get any help there :-(

Anything you can offer would be greatly appreciated.


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