I would like to link to a new page from a button at the footer area only.
This would not have a main menu level link.
So where would I add the page in the site plan?
Would I add a page to a 2nd tier and hide the name?
Also how do I 'call' the hyperlink?
There doesn't seem to be a way to create a hotspot over part of an image to link from the background image. - AND any text or image/box that sits in the footer area on the master page(not in the background) moves around when there is a concertina panel that pushes it down.
You can add the page as top level page. When you're creating it in Plan mode, right-click the page thumbail and click Menu Options -> Exclude Page From Menus. This will make the page not appear in the main level menu link. You can call the hyperlink by selecting the object you want to have the hyperlink then clicking the drop down in the Control Strip where it says Enter Link. Select the page you would like to link to.
As for the footer link, I suggest using real text and applying the hyperlink to that by selecting the text frame and typing in the link. If you still want to use a hotspot, you can create a rectangle over the area you would like to link. Edit the rectangle to have no stroke and a 1% opaque (probably white) fill, then you will be able to use the link feature for that area. The biggest worry for creating a hot spot is that it may not line up correctly in all browsers as the page reflows, and depending on the rectangle's fill the link may not work properly in IE.
Dana Cooper wrote:
The biggest worry for creating a hot spot is that it may not line up correctly in all browsers as the page reflows, and depending on the rectangle's fill the link may not work properly in IE.
I found this out the hard way.