How to add pop-up text window when hovering over a word (i.e. Acronym - spelled out in text box)

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How could I create a pop-up in Framemaker 12 by hovering over a word, say, an acronym, and have a pop-up displayed with the acronym spelled out?  Thanks.

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Shlomo Peretz of Microtype has a product called FrameMaker to Acrobat TimeSavers ($200) and one of its add-ons, Form Assistant, can create these for you. Otherwise, I think you have to do stuff with reference pages and postscript commands. This is not a capability that Frame has built in.

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Assuming you're looking for this effect in a PDF, right?

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re: Assuming you're looking for this effect in a PDF, right?

That would be an important clarification.

Alas, I suspect most authors today would like it to work in PDF for both Xrefs and just a local pop-up of some sort,
and also
flow to HTML as a title="pop_up_text", such as via <a… or <abbr… tags.

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Hi, I would like to have the functionality in Framemaker or PDF.  Whichever one can achieve what I'm looking for.  Another option, which I'm sure is more cumbersome, would be to go to HTML5?  Thank you.

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Oct 10, 2021 Oct 10, 2021

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Hi,

 

I just looked for such a solution a few weeks ago, but did not find something.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/framemaker-discussions/hypertext-command-to-display-hover-text-in-the...

 

Best regards

 

Winfried

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Back in Fm 12 you should find the Hypertext markers for Alert and Alert with Title

 

They get close to what you're looking for.

 

In RoboHelp you can set up autoexpand glossary markers, but I don't know if you can set up Fm content to apply that effect.

 

I recommend inserting Glossary and GlossaryTerm markers for your content and then letting the HTML5 collect that content into the Glossary in the HTML5 output.

You can also use those markers to generate a glossary file for PDF purposes.

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