4.8.3 Activating hypertext links in a converted
When you convert a FrameMaker index, only the
page numbers in an entry become hypertext links, because each index entry
can have multiple links to different parts of your document.
To activate the index links, you must apply a
character format to the index-entry page numbers, in FrameMaker. Without
the character format, multiple page references for an index entry might
cause a crash.
To apply a character format to index page numbers:
1. In the FrameMaker
IX file, define a new character format; for example, IXpgnum. The character format can be
set to "As Is".
2. On the IX
Reference page of the IX file, find the line with paragraph format IndexIX, which contains the <$pagenum> element, and apply character format
IXpgnum to the entire line.
3. Save the
IX file, and generate the book. In the Body pages of the regenerated
IX file you will see that the page numbers are still links but the index-entry
text is not, just as before; so locked FrameMaker documents and PDF files
For HTML output, you can replace each page number
with a clickable image; see §220.127.116.11 Replacing page numbers with symbols or images.
See also §4.8.4 Making See and See
also index entries into useful links.
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