Image Mapper Printable version Overview Features Registration System Requirements Upgrading Support Using Image Mapper Creating an Image Map Previewing an Image Map Inserting an Image Map into a webpage Importing an Image Map Interface Menu Options Buttons

Creating an Image Map

To create an image map follow these steps:
  1. Click the File menu and select New Image Map.

  2. Locate an image to use in the file browser window and click Open. Image mapper will open the image.

  3. Select a shape of the clickable region from the toolbar. The available shapes are rectangle, circle and polygon.

  4. Click the image and drag the mouse to create a clickable region. A rectangle's bottom right corner will be at the initial click point and the circle's top left area will be at the initial click point.

    To create a polygon click on the image to create points on the image. When the final point is connected to the inital point the region is complete.

  5. To resize the region click and drag any of the green squares surrounding the region. The entire region can be moved by clicking inside the region and dragging the region to the desired location.

  6. To set the URL and ALT tags for the region right click the image and select Properties or click the Properties button on the toolbar.

    Select a target for the URL from the drop down menu.

    _blank will open the URL in a new window

    _parent will open the URL in the inner frameset of the webpage. If there is no parent frameset _parent will operate like _top

    _self will open the URL in the same window

    _top will open the URL in the topmost frame

  7. To create another clickable region simply repeat the above steps. The clickable regions can be layered using the "Send Region to Back" and "Bring Region to Front" buttons