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Microsoft FrontPage 2003

Image Maps: Editing Hotspots

An image map is an image containing one or more clickable sections (i.e., hotspots), which are assigned hyperlinks. FrontPage gives you a variety of ways to manipulate hotspots.

NOTE: This document assumes you have already created an image map with one or more hotspots. To create hotspots, refer to Creating Hotspots. For additional information regarding the toolbar buttons, refer to Overview of Clip Art: Common Toolbar Buttons.

return to topSelecting a Hotspot

Selecting hotspots is the first step in editing them.

  1. Click the image containing the hotspot you want to select
    The hotspot(s) becomes visible.

  2. To select a hotspot, click it once
    Sizing handles appear on the sides and corners of the hotspot.
    HINTS:
    To select more than one hotspot, while pressing [Shift], click the hotspots.
    To move between hotspots, press [Shift] + [Tab].

return to topHighlighting a Hotspot

If hotspots are difficult to distinguish from their image, highlighting them is useful.

  1. Select the hotspot you want to highlight
    Sizing handles appear on the sides and corners of the hotspot.
    The Pictures toolbar appears.

  2. To view an outline of the hotspot, on the Pictures toolbar, click HIGHLIGHT HOTSPOTSHighlight Hotspots button
    The hotspot is highlighted.
    NOTES:
    The HIGHLIGHT HOTSPOTS button toggles between the image and the hotspot.
    To remove the highlight(s), click anywhere outside of the image.

return to topMoving a Hotspot

It is easy to move hotspots to new locations within an image.

  1. Select the hotspot you want to move
    Sizing handles appear on the sides and corners of the hotspot.
    The Pictures toolbar appears.

  2. To move the selected hotspot, click and drag the hotspot to the new location
    The hotspot is moved.
    HINT: To return the hotspot to its original position, while holding down the mouse button and dragging the hotspot, press [Esc].
    WARNING: Once you release the mouse button, the [Esc] option is no longer available. To move the hotspot to its original location, you will need to repeat steps 1-2.

return to topDeleting a Hotspot

If you have an image with a hotspot you no longer want or need, you can delete it.

  1. Select the hotspot you want to delete
    Sizing handles appear on the sides and corners of the hotspot.

  2. Press [Delete]
    The hotspot is deleted.
    HINT: If you happen to delete a hotspot accidentally and want to restore it, from the Edit menu, select Undo Edit Properties
    The hotspot reappears on the image.

return to topChanging a Hotspot's Hyperlink

It may become necessary to change the hyperlink for an existing hotspot. To do this, use the following instructions:

  1. Select the hotspot containing the URL you want to change
    Sizing handles appear on the sides and corners of the hotspot.

  2. Double click the hotspot
    OR
    On the Standard toolbar, click INSERT HYPERLINKInsert Hyperlink button
    The Edit Hyperlink dialog box appears.
    Edit Hyperlink dialog box

  3. To assign a new URL to the hotspot, in the Address text box, type the desired URL of the new hyperlink

  4. Click OK
    The new hyperlink is applied to the hotspot.

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