I have to create an image map over europe, I don't want to
buy any interactive maps. Now my question is; Can I create a
hotspot over a selected area using the magic wand or a path, that
only covers the outline.
When I create a path and right clicks it -> Insert hotspot
I get a rectangle that also is active outside the path.
Is there any other program that can assign a hotspot to any
sort of shape so I don't have to use the polygon hotspot tool for
every country in europe in either dreamweaver nor fireworks.
Hmm. The problem with using a magic wand selection to
generate a hotspot is that it would most likely result in a huge
set of coordinates for every country, which would make your page
bloated: slow to download and not very functional.
Unless you have outside requirements, I don't think you need
to follow the exact outlines of the countries. People tend to click
on the middle of a shape, so an approximate shape for a hotspot
should be good enough. Use a mix of rectangles, ellipses, and
polygons and just get the rough idea down. You just can't have
hotspots that overlap.
Found another way, found an outline of every country in
europe and used the trace bitmap in flash then converted every
traced outline to a symbol (then checked it as button) and fitted
it over my map. This works perfectly and only fills 22kb.