ShlomoPerets microtype.comPopup Menus in PDFsWith FrameMaker-to-AcrobatTimeSavers + Navigation Assistant
1 Popupmenus■ Pop-up menus help avoid overloadingscreen/page with links■ Can be optimized to provide context-sensitive opt...
2 Menuentriescanpointto:■ Named destinations in current/other PDF■ Web sites, web-based PDFs(or destinations in such PDFs)...
3 Definingmenuentries■ Set up a text file with a list of popupmenu definitions, using the followingformat:■ Can also manag...
4 RepetitiveitemsBased on the “Bookends” specification:■ Items 10-19 (if defined), are placedat the beginning of the popup...
5 ItemactionspecificationIndicated by a single-letter prefix,followed by a colonAction Prefix Required Parameters■ Go to n...
6 Menuitemexamples11 (back) (j:app.goBack()) TS_SetMenuEntry12 (feedback) (u:mailto:xyz@docs.com?Subject=xyz) TS_SetMenuEn...
7 Sample~moremarkers■ alert ~more (Search for...) /0 (602–605)● – indicates a from-to range■ alert ~more /st /1 (301^801,3...
8 PopupentriesfrombookmarksBookmarks generated by FrameMakeror custom shortcuts can also be used toautomatically define a ...
9 Additionalinfoandexamples■ “36 Ways to Improve Your PDFswith TimeSavers/Assistants”microtype.com/ImprovePDF.html■ TimeSa...
10 Relatedliveonlinetraining■ Building a PDF Front-End Interface toDocument Collections■ Visually-Oriented Documentation■ ...
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Pop-Up Menus in PDF (with FrameMaker-to-Acrobat TimeSavers + Navigation Assistant)

  1. 1. ShlomoPerets microtype.comPopup Menus in PDFsWith FrameMaker-to-AcrobatTimeSavers + Navigation Assistant
  2. 2. 1 Popupmenus■ Pop-up menus help avoid overloadingscreen/page with links■ Can be optimized to provide context-sensitive options
  3. 3. 2 Menuentriescanpointto:■ Named destinations in current/other PDF■ Web sites, web-based PDFs(or destinations in such PDFs),e-mail addresses■ Acrobat Search with specific phrases■ Acrobat JavaScript functions■ Multimedia items■ Sub-menu items
  4. 4. 3 Definingmenuentries■ Set up a text file with a list of popupmenu definitions, using the followingformat:■ Can also manage entries using aspreadsheet:● Copy definitions to the Menu text file● Copy entry # to ~more hypertext markersItem ID number(31 and higher)Item Name Item Action Specification Each item definitionis ended with:123 (Goals) (item action) TS_SetMenuEntry
  5. 5. 4 RepetitiveitemsBased on the “Bookends” specification:■ Items 10-19 (if defined), are placedat the beginning of the popup menu■ Items 20-29 (if defined) are placedat the end of the popup menu
  6. 6. 5 ItemactionspecificationIndicated by a single-letter prefix,followed by a colonAction Prefix Required Parameters■ Go to named destination in current file f: ^:destination■ Go to named destination in another file f: filename#destination■ Web link u: URL■ Specific destination in a web-based PDF u: URL+PDF#Dest■ E-mail address u: e-mail address■ Acrobat Search s: search phrase■ JavaScript function j: JavaScript code■ Title t: none
  7. 7. 6 Menuitemexamples11 (back) (j:app.goBack()) TS_SetMenuEntry12 (feedback) (u:mailto:xyz@docs.com?Subject=xyz) TS_SetMenuEntry28 (Web site) (u:http://www.microtype.com) TS_SetMenuEntry29 (search: font) (s:font) TS_SetMenuEntry301 (Cross-References) (f:^#CrossRef) TS_SetMenuEntry302 (Hypertext and Online Documents) (f:^#Online) TS_SetMenuEntry701 (Back) (j:app.goBack()) TS_SetMenuEntry305 (Hypertext and Online Documents) (f:^#Online) TS_SetMenuEntry306 (Generated Lists) (f:^#GeneratedLists) TS_SetMenuEntry801 (Common) (t:) TS_SetMenuEntry901 (Indexes) (f:xyz#Indexes) TS_SetMenuEntry
  8. 8. 7 Sample~moremarkers■ alert ~more (Search for...) /0 (602–605)● – indicates a from-to range■ alert ~more /st /1 (301^801,306,302-304^701)● ^ indicates a titled subgroup■ alert ~more /nt /2 (301, 303^801)● = indicates a horizontal separator
  9. 9. 8 PopupentriesfrombookmarksBookmarks generated by FrameMakeror custom shortcuts can also be used toautomatically define a popup menu.■ Suitable with flat bookmark hierarchies(higher-level bookmarks becomesub-menu headings only)■ Initial PDF view setting should be“page only” (so that the bookmark panelis not displayed)
  10. 10. 9 Additionalinfoandexamples■ “36 Ways to Improve Your PDFswith TimeSavers/Assistants”microtype.com/ImprovePDF.html■ TimeSavers/Assistants Showcase(where all PDFs demonstrated inthis webinar are available)microtype.com/showcase.html■ TimeSavers/Assistants order formmicrotype.com/TimeSavers.html
  11. 11. 10 Relatedliveonlinetraining■ Building a PDF Front-End Interface toDocument Collections■ Visually-Oriented Documentation■ Rich Media in PDFs with FM-to-AcrobatTimeSavers+Multimedia Assistant■ FrameMaker-to-PDF Advanced Tech

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