32.1.1 Using character formats to identify Help
You can use character-format tagging to identify
text you want to trigger help-specific actions. The character format
need not have any effect on the text in FrameMaker; the format name is what Mif2Go goes by.
For example, to identify pop-up hotspots, you
might create a FrameMaker character format called Popup,
and apply it to each text item that should act as a pop-up hotspot in
your help file. Suppose your document contains the following text:
As the fund-raising
campaign progresses you will have an opportunity to visit Northcoast
Redwoods and see for yourself the beauty of this forest.
Suppose you want "Northcoast Redwoods" to be
a pop-up hotspot when you convert the document to Help:
1. Use the FrameMaker
Character Designer Set Window to As Is
command to define character format Popup
as shown in Figure 32-1.
Figure 32-1 Defining character format Popup
2. Apply character
format Popup--which you have defined
in Character Designer to be entirely "As Is"-- to the phrase "Northcoast
Redwoods". The appearance of the text does not change in your FrameMaker
3. Add this
setting to your mif2rtf.ini configuration file:
Or, create the same setting in Conversion Designer,
as shown in Figure 32-2.
Figure 32-2 Defining a character format for pop-up hotspots
When Mif2Go converts your document, the text
in the resulting Help file looks something like Figure 32-3.
Figure 32-3 Pop-up hotspot in WinHelp
Redwoods pops up whatever text or graphics you define in your
Help file to be a target for this pop-up.
§7.8.9 Using the same content
for both normal topics and pop-ups
§18.104.22.168 Assigning properties
to alternative jumps and pop-ups
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