6.8.2 Defining a pop-up hotspot
To define a hotspot, in FrameMaker apply a dedicated
paragraph or character format to either of the following:
text of a cross reference
that contains a hypertext link.
If you want content (or an autonumber, or a page
reference) from the pop-up material to appear as a hotspot, use a cross
reference; if not, use a hypertext link.
If you use a cross reference for a hotspot, make
sure the hotspot character format is applied to the reference string
(<$paratext>) in the cross-reference
definition. If another character format intervenes (for example, if your
cross-reference format is defined as <HotspotFmt><Bold><$paratext>),
the intended hotspot format is turned off before it can be used.
Entire paragraph (by accident)
If you do not apply a character format to hotspot
text for a hypertext link, the entire
paragraph becomes a hotspot.
Entire paragraph (on purpose)
If you use a paragraph format (such as the text
of a generated-file reference) for a hotspot, and some of the text in
the paragraph has a character format applied, you must assign property
ParaLink to the paragraph format.
See §4.12 Creating hotspots for
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