More Ways to Improve Your PDFs with FrameMaker-to-Acrobat TimeSavers/Assistants

Specify consistent/custom PDF named destinations

If your PDF file is placed on a web site, you can have named destinations in it and use links (in web pages or e-mail messages) which specify the destination ("named view") in which to open the PDF.

When using FrameMaker's built-in newlink hypertext marker to define named destinations, an M8.newlink. prefix is added if it is a stand-alone FrameMaker document (M8 = marker type 8; FrameMaker has 25 marker types).

If a FrameMaker book is converted to PDF, a Mnn.8.newlink. prefix is added -- nn representing the document's position in the book (these will change as the book is updated and some chapters are added or rearranged).

With the Delete "mX.newlink." prefix of newlink markers starting with: function (Links/General tab), you can define custom named destinations in your FrameMaker files through hypertext markers. These will be present automatically upon distilling, exactly as specified. Named destinations are also used in Acrobat JavaScript functions or to specify a default opening page in a stand-alone PDF.

Custom named destinations

When using the newlink hypertext marker, FrameMaker transfers to the PS/PDF only letters/digits; any other character (including underscore) are ignored.

With TimeSavers, the alert ~dest hypertext marker can be used to define custom named destinations. For example, a hypertext marker of alert ~dest /AB-XYZ_64 will result in a AB-XYZ_64 named destination defined in the PDF.


Also see: FrameMaker hypertext markers & their conversion to Acrobat/PDF (4 pages; 130K)