Create an image map

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.

Automobile image map

To create an image map, do the following:

  1. In Page view, at the bottom of the document window, click Design Button image.
  2. Click the picture to which you want to add hot spots.
  3. If the Pictures toolbar is hidden, right-click the picture, and then click Show Pictures Toolbar on the shortcut menu.
  4. On the Pictures toolbar, click Rectangular Hotspot Button image, Circular Hotspot Button image, or Polygonal Hotspot Button image.
  5. 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.

  1. Locate and select the file that you want the hot spot to link to, and then click OK.
Applies to:
FrontPage 2003