Create A Quick Image Map
When designing web pages or web sites, you may want to map to parts of an image. This does not mean doing a one time link to an image, but taking parts of the image and mapping to multiple html documents on a web site. Front Page 2000 allows you to map links to an image. You can map in three different ways, follow these steps to get you started:
- First click on the image to select it.
- Then look for the Picture Toolbar at the bottom of your screen.
- On the far right of the Picture Toolbar, you'll see three icons that are each the outline of a different shape--a rectangle, a circle, and a polygon. These three choices will provide the different ways an object can be selected within an image.
- For example: Click on the rectangle and you'll notice that your cursor turns into a
- When you click and drag that pencil on your image, you'll draw a rectangle. What you are doing at this point in selecting the area of the image that you want your link or html document to be associated with or recognized. So a user pointing his mouse to that area will have his pointer change indicating a valid http or website link.
- As soon as you release your cursor, the Create Hyperlink dialog box will appear.
- Type the address of the URL that you'd like to link to from this hotspot on your image. Then, click OK.
Continue to add hotspots to your image using the Rectangular Hotspot, Circular Hotspot, or Polygonal Hotspot icon. When you're done, take your image map for a test-drive by viewing it in your browser and jumping to all the different sites to which your image has links. Experiment with each type of Hotspot. If you are working with an irregular shape within the image, using Polygon will allow you to cut your desired area around the object within the selected image.
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Date of last revision: 2 January 2002.