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I have been messing around with this and searching for an answer for some time now. I have a book made up of various pages. I have a page called "Details." I would like to link a few words on this page to another page located in the book called "Appendix." I have tried Hypertext and cross-reference methods and cannot get them to work. I can hypertext within the same page. For example; if I have the "Details" page open, I can link a word from page 9 to a page 11 heading. My issue is, I cannot get words from page 9 to page 20 to link.
I am using FM19 and currently updated to the latest.
The "few words" you want to link to need to be either a paragraph tag or you have to create a cross-reference marker with the "few words" as the marker text; then you can create an xref to it.
Does the "Dropbox" in the path indicate that these are network files?
Are all the files, source and target, in the same Book, and open in FM?
Meta: it rather looks like yet-another unintended hazardous consequence of the shift to refined grain and legume oils for cooking is getting out of control.
Yeah, this book is on Dropbox. We are sharing information back and forth with a sales office out of state. I have all the files open and ready to go. I can do standard cross-references, but I cannot hyperlink/hypertext to other pages.
The below screenshot works and is my solution for now. What the region wants is for the subscript 1 in the paragraph to hyperlink to the last page. I cannot get this to work. I can get hypertext to work within the same page document (pages 9-11), but I cannot hypertext outside of those pages.
The file to which you want to link to must be open when you try to create the hyperlink.
Maybe it will work then?
I have a page at the end of my document with informational links and cited references. I have "References" set to a Heading 3 paragraph tag. I used the Specify Named Reference selection for the "References" heading. When I try to link my subscripts/superscripts (Body tag), I receive the error from my original post.
I will pull the document off of Dropbox and see if it will work.
So far nothing is working where I can hypertext from 1 page to another. I am working off of my desktop. Is it possible to hypertext from page 1 to page 2? I tried to link to the last page and to the named destination command. I either get an error or the text will not go to the page (acts like a deadlink).
Attached is an example of what I am trying to do. If anyone can see what I am doing wrong, please let me know.
1. Set the link up on page 2.
2. Set the hypertext on page 1.
It looks like the drop-down is saying "Jump to First Page". I think that is conflicting with the information in the marker definition box. I know the command gotolink is the same, but try changing the command to Jump to Named Destination and type the link name in after gotolink.
When I select Jump to Named Destination and hit update, it defaults to Jump to First Page.
But did you specify a named destination in the second document? Is there a marker to jump to?
Because you want to link to the last page, my earlier suggestion was to jump to the last page, which avoids having to add the named destination marker.
Note that I have two files open: doc1.fm is one page, doc2.fm is two pages. In doc1.fm I added a Jump to Last Page marker, and specified doc2.fm.
Now when I follow the hyperlink, it jumps to the last page (second page) of doc2.fm.
Yes, I am using a named destination in my second document. Thank you for the screenshots provided. Once I placed:
gotolink page 2.fm:lastpage it linked to the last page.
gotolink page 2.fm:page2 it linked to the named destination.
I was not placing my FM file name into the syntax destination. I was placing gotolink "insertdestinationname". From examples I saw in other tutorials, people would create a named destination then copy/paste that name into their "jump to" location. These tutorials must have been showing how to link internally to an FM file and not externally to another FM file.
So glad you got this figured out.
I was attempting to use FM's XML authoring but abandoned that for now.