Re: Hyperlinking terms to the glossary...

Subject: Re: Hyperlinking terms to the glossary...
From: eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 10:14:46 -0500

<<Manually setting the hyperlinks also means maintaining the hyperlinks -
manually. There might be good reasons for keeping it that way.>>

What on earth would the advantage of having to manually maintain the links be?
What do hyperlinks provide that crossreferences don't?

<<Still, it would be good to know whether a tool exists, that automatically sets
the hyperlinks. I'll reword and repost this question to the list.>>

While it doesn't result in hyperlinks from the document to the glossary, there
is another approach that I have found useful. Use markers with the term and
definition at each occurrence of a term. Disadvantage is that you are limited to
255 characters. Advantage is that when multiple chapters are made into a book
generating the glossary (alphabetical list of markers) shows whether all authors
used terms in the same manner.

Instead of linking to the glossary, I assume such markers could become
mouse-overs or popups in pdf or on-line. Which would be more helpful than a jump
to the glossary IMO. Working with markers, IXgen could greatly help maintain the
markers. (Could IXgen not also help maintain hyperlinks?)

Eric L. Dunn

PS: You'd be better off asking FrameMaker questions on the FrameUsers or
FreeFramers lists.


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