3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 4, 2013 8:06 AM by Captiv8r

    Image Map Linked to Text w/in Same Topic (RoboHelp 10)


      I would like to create an image map using certain text that resides in the same topic as the image. I do not want the user to see the text when viewing online; I only want them to see the pop-up when they click on the mapped image. I do, however, want the text to print if the user chooses to do so. I've been playing around with bookmarks and conditional flags but can't seem to get it to function properly. Can what I'm trying to do be done?

        • 1. Re: Image Map Linked to Text w/in Same Topic (RoboHelp 10)
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional

          I doubt this is achievable, certainly not within the Rh interface. You could link the image to a popup but it would have the content of another topic set up for the purpose. As such it would not be included when you print the topic with the image.


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          • 2. Re: Image Map Linked to Text w/in Same Topic (RoboHelp 10)
            LKMackey Level 1

            I had a feeling this was the case and this is how I set it up (separate topics for each image map hyperlink...these will not be included in the print output or in the TOC). I did leave the original text in the main topic with the image, though, and used a conditional tag to exclude it from online view but include it if the user wants to print the image with the text.


            Now, the only issue I am having is: When I click on the image map, I cannot get the topic to popup; it opens in a new window (even though I have auto-sizing popup selected in the hyperlink properties). Maybe this has something to do with the image map itself?

            • 3. Re: Image Map Linked to Text w/in Same Topic (RoboHelp 10)
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Hi there


              Can we break this down a bit?


              You said you have an image and on that image you have an image map. This means you want clickable areas on each part of the image that do something.


              Where it gets confusing (at least to me) is when you say you have text on the same topic that you wish to pop up from the image map but not be seen when the topic is viewed. Only when the image map is clicked. More info is needed on that.


              Cheers... Rick