I hope somebody here can help me. I have inserted a hotspot link into an image and when I export it and then open the exported file, the link doesn't work and there isn't even a clickable area. I have tried saving as a gif, animated gif, jpg, I used the export wizard and nothing works. The weird thing is that I did the very same thing a month ago and it worked just fine.
If anybody is confused about what I am talking about , see this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GxynFtfwPk
As you can see, he inserts several hotspot links and then exports the image as a gif and is able to then open the gif and click on the hotspot links. I followed every step he did exactly and the hotspot does not seem to be carried over in my export for some reason.
Anybody able to help? Please? Pretty please?
Wow, "pretty please"? You're pulling out the big guns.
The trick that you're missing is that links are a component of HTML, not image files. Instead of exporting your Fireworks PNG as a stand-alone image file, such as GIF or JPEG, you need to export it as "HTML and Images". You can choose this option in the dialog that appears after choosing File > Export. (Currently, this dialog may be set to export "Images Only".)
If you look really closely in the demonstration video—around 3:18—you'll see the "HTML and Images" option has been chosen.
Thank you! You know what? I had already been doing it that way, but for some reason the HTML file wasn't embedding in my email and so I thought I had to use the gif file. Then something clicked when I read your comment. I don't know how your comment was the one, but all of a sudden I realized that I had been trying to put the HTML file in the email as a picture instead of as a file using "insert as text." You, sir, are an indirect hero!
(Pretty please works everytime.)