Help with tables/hot spots


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Don

I'm trying to link some words or picture to a webpage. I'm not sure this
explains it correctly.

I've inserted at picture for a background. On this picture are some words
(back, directory, etc). I'd like to link these words to some webpages. I
thought the way to do that would be to draw a "hotspot" around them.
However the hotspot option is not available.
I also thought about leaving the words off the picture and then creating
them by inserting a table over a the picture. However I can't position the
table on the picture exactly where I want the words.
Here's a link to the picture I'm working on
http://www.newindividuals.com/picture_albums.htm
I can insert the picture without the words if it's possible to then place
the words back in using a table.
I'd like for my words to be positioned inside the lens. I will at times add
other words to other lenses linked to other webpages.
I hope I'm stating my question and problem clearly. If not please let me
know and I'll try to do better.
Thanks,
Don...........
I'm using FR 2000 version 4.0.2.2717
 
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Thomas A. Rowe

When the image is used as a background image, you can not use any items in the image as links

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Thomas A. Rowe
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage

http://www.Ecom-Data.com
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R

Ronx

The page uses the image as a background image. Background images do not
support hotspots, so it will have to be made into a foreground image,
which in turn means that no other content can go on the page.

<body>
<img src="cam_background.jpg" width="760" height="450" alt="cameras">
</body>

I have guessed at the width and height here (change them to be
accurate), but with this code you can add hotspots to the image.
 
D

Don

Thanks for your help. I did finally work out something although I'm not
sure how it will display on all machines. Also I had to try and cover some
areas on the photo which didn't match perfectly. I'm hoping it will work
ok, otherwise it's back to the drawing board for another idea.
BTW is it possible to draw a table "anywhere" on a page or can it only be
inserted where the cursor lands?
Thanks again for your help,
Don.........
 
D

Don

Yes, I kind of figured that but I was hoping you guys would tell me
differently.
Also, can a table be inserted anywhere on a page or only where the cursor
lands?
Thanks,
Don......
 
R

Ronx

A table can only be drawn where the cursor lands. It can be absolutely
positioned, but you will be struggling to get each cell in the right
place, especially when (not if) the users change the text size or font
face to suit their eyesight.

You could use layers - but layers containing text can be a menace to
the website unless the text is severly limited.

For your page use something like:

<body style="margin:0;padding:0;>
<div style="position:relative;margin:0 auto;width:760px;background:blue
url(cam_background.jpg) no-repeat;">
<div style="position:absolute;top:30px;left200px;"><a
href="page1.htm">Page 1</a></div>
</div>
</body>

Add layers (absolutely positioned divs) inside the above <div> (an
eample with a link to Page1 is above); each layer should contain no more
than the text required for a link. There is a danger of the text
overlapping adjoining layers if there is too much. Remember that people
can, and will, enlarge the text so they can read it. The layers should
be positioned above each lens.

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Ron Symonds - Microsoft MVP (FrontPage)
Reply only to group - emails will be deleted unread.

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Stefan B Rusynko

All Html can only be inserted Only where the cursor (insertion point) is

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| Yes, I kind of figured that but I was hoping you guys would tell me
| differently.
| Also, can a table be inserted anywhere on a page or only where the cursor
| lands?
| Thanks,
| Don......
| | > When the image is used as a background image, you can not use any items in
| the image as links
| >
| > --
| > ==============================================
| > Thomas A. Rowe
| > Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
| >
| > http://www.Ecom-Data.com
| > ==============================================
| >
| >
| | > > I'm trying to link some words or picture to a webpage. I'm not sure
| this
| > > explains it correctly.
| > >
| > > I've inserted at picture for a background. On this picture are some
| words
| > > (back, directory, etc). I'd like to link these words to some webpages.
| I
| > > thought the way to do that would be to draw a "hotspot" around them.
| > > However the hotspot option is not available.
| > > I also thought about leaving the words off the picture and then creating
| > > them by inserting a table over a the picture. However I can't position
| the
| > > table on the picture exactly where I want the words.
| > > Here's a link to the picture I'm working on
| > > http://www.newindividuals.com/picture_albums.htm
| > > I can insert the picture without the words if it's possible to then
| place
| > > the words back in using a table.
| > > I'd like for my words to be positioned inside the lens. I will at times
| add
| > > other words to other lenses linked to other webpages.
| > > I hope I'm stating my question and problem clearly. If not please let
| me
| > > know and I'll try to do better.
| > > Thanks,
| > > Don...........
| > > I'm using FR 2000 version 4.0.2.2717
| > >
| > >
| >
| >
|
|
 

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