GCC Media: How to create and format hotspots, in: Notes RNext beta 4 Help, Lotus Sorftware 2001.

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Creating and formatting hotspots

You can create and customize link hotspots or action hotspots.

You must be in Read mode to test a hotspot.

Click any of the following:

  • To create link hotspots
  • To create an action hotspot
  • To format hotspots

To create link hotspots

A link hotspot links to another document, view, folder, database, or URL. You must be in a rich text field (a field that allows text, objects, file attachments, and pictures) to create a link hotspot. A link hotspot has blue underlined text.

1. Put the document in Edit mode.

2. Select text to act as a link.

3. Choose Create - Hotspot - Link Hotspot.

4. Click the Hotspot Info tab in the "Hotspot Resource Link" properties box (first tab from left).

5. Follow the procedures in the sections below for specific links.

URL link to a Web site

1. In the Content section, choose URL in the Type box.

2. Enter in the full URL address in the Value box.

3. If the link is pointed to a certain frame, specify it in Frame (for example, Right, Left, Center).

Notes

  • If you don't want specific text to act as a link, enter the URL right in your document. By default, Notes turns URLs into hotspots on your machine. To turn off this feature, choose File - Preferences - User Preferences - Basics - Additional Options, and deselect "Make Internet URLs into hotspots."
  • You can specify a formula by clicking the formula (@) button, or paste a named element from your clipboard by clicking the paste button. For more information, see Formula Language if you have installed Domino Designer Help. Or, go to http://www.notes.net/doc to download or view Domino Designer Help.

Link to anchor, document, view, or database

1. Click the item to link to and choose Edit - Copy as Link - Anchor, Document, View or Database; go back to the document with the hotspot.

2. In the "Hotspot Resource Link" properties box, in the Content section, choose Link in the Type box.

3. Click the paste button in the Contents section (this defaults to the link pasted on your clipboard).

4. If the link is pointed to a certain frame, specify it in Frame (for example, Right, Left, Center).

Named element link

A named element link jumps to a specific design element in a database (for example, a view or folder).

1. In the Content section, choose "Named Element" in the Type box.

2. Choose the kind of Named Element to create in the box next to Type (for example, View).

3. Click the folder button.

4. Specify the database in the Database box; specify the type of the named element in the box below Database; click OK. For example, if you chose to create a View-Named Element, the box below Database would be called View. In that box you would choose which view the link would point to, for example, ($Calendar).

5. If the link is pointed to a certain frame, specify it in Frame (for example, Right, Left, Center).

Note You can specify a formula by clicking the formula (@) button, or paste a named element from your clipboard by clicking the paste button. For more information, see Formula Language if you have installed Domino Designer Help. Or, go to http://www.notes.net/doc to download or view Domino Designer Help.

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To create action hotspots

An action hotspot launches an action. It works like a button but it looks like a link. For example, you can add an action hotspot in an e-mail message that will send an auto-reply back to you. You must be in a rich text field (a field that allows text, objects, file attachments, and pictures) to create an action hotspot. An action hotspot has blue underlined text.

1. Put the document in Edit mode.

2. Select the text to act as an action hotspot.

3. Choose Create - Hotspot - Action Hotspot.

4. Click the Hotspot Info tab in the "Action Hotspot" properties box (first tab from left).

5. If the link is pointed to a certain frame, specify it in Frame (for example, Right, Left, Center).

6. Select whether your action hotspot needs to run on a client or on the Web in the Run list (in Programmer's pane at bottom of window).

7. Click "Add Action" (in Programmer's pane at bottom of window) to choose which action the hotspot should perform; specify your preferences accordingly.

8. Click outside the Programmer's pane to save the hotspot's properties.

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To format hotspots

1. Put the document in Edit mode.

2. Click the hotspot.

3. Follow the procedures in this table to format the hotspot.
What do you want to do?Procedure
Show a hotspot's border
    1. Choose Hotspot - Hotspot Properties.
    2. Click the Hotspot Info tab (first tab from left).
    3. Select "Show border around hotspot."
Change a hotspot's action
    1. Choose Hotspot - Edit Hotspot.
    2. Go through same steps as creating a hotspot.
Change text color of hotspot
    1. Choose Hotspot - Hotspot Properties.
    2. Click the Font tab (second tab from left).
    3. Choose a color from the Color box.
Note You can customize colors by using the color wheel button in the top right corner of the Color box.

Move a hotspot
    1. Select the hotspot.
    2. Choose Edit - Cut.
    3. Click where you want to place the hotspot.
    4. Choose Edit - Paste.
Delete a hotspot but keep its contentsChoose Hotspot - Remove Hotspot.
Delete a hotspot and its contents
    1. Select the hotspot.
    2. Choose Edit - Delete.
Change type or destination of link hotspot
    1. Choose Hotspot - Hotspot Properties.
    2. Click the Hotspot Info tab (first tab from left).
    3. Adjust type or destination to your preference.
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See Also

    Editing documents
    Viewing links, buttons, hotspots, and sections
    Working with links, hotspots, buttons, and pop-ups
    Adding graphics to a document
    To turn URLs into hotspots