A picture with one or more clickable areas or hot spots (hot spot: An area on an object containing a hyperlink. An entire object can be a single hot spot, or an object can contain multiple hot spots. A picture with hot spots is called an image map.) is called an image map.
The automobile image map in the illustration includes three hot spots, each of which links to a separate page that provides more information about that specific feature — windshields, headlights, or wheels and tires.
To create an image map, do the following:
- In Page view, at the bottom of the document window, click Design .
- Click the picture to which you want to add hot spots.
- If the Pictures toolbar is hidden, right-click the picture, and then click Show Pictures Toolbar on the shortcut menu.
- On the Pictures toolbar, click Rectangular Hotspot , Circular Hotspot , or Polygonal Hotspot .
- On the picture, do one of the following:
- To draw a circle Click to place the center, and then drag to the size that you want.
- To draw a rectangle Click to place one corner, and then drag to the size that you want.
- To draw a polygon Click to place each corner of the polygon, and then double-click to finish the shape.
When you release the mouse button, the Insert Hyperlink dialog box opens.
- Locate and select the file that you want the hot spot to link to, and then click OK.