Document Properties: Targets
The Targets properties page allows you to specify options
that allow the document to be the target of a link from an
external document. This type of linking is known as
external document linking.
The settings here determine which anchors can be targets
of links from other documents and their stored format
within the document.
Which targets to export
- No targets: Do not export any targets.
- All targets: Export all anchors as targets.
- Only targets of hyperlinks in this HTML file:
Export any anchors that are targets of hyperlinks in the
HTML file whose path is given in the edit field.
Select an option here to determine the stored format
of exported targets and thus what method other documents
must use to externally link to the document:
- Name: The URL of an anchor relative
to the first source is stored as
the target name of the anchor.
- ID: A numeric value, also known as the
target ID, that uniquely identifies each exported target is stored
and used to identify the target location within the document.
A map file for the linking external document
is needed to lookup the target ID values of the document
- Offset: Using this option presumes that
external documents that link to this document specify a numeric value,
also known as the target offset, that represents the location of the
desired target in the document, when jumping to the given target in the
document. The document does not need to store any additional
exported target information in this case. However,
a map file for the linking external document
is needed to lookup the target offset values of the document
The stored format of exported targets of a document determines the method
that other documents must use to link externally to the document.
See the Lookup option
in the section on the
dialog for more information on how a target lookup occurs when
a jump occurs to an external document.
Check the Generate map file and save to this file option
to generate a map file. A map file contains the
information about the exported targets of the document that is
needed for converting other documents that externally link to the
document. In the edit field, specify the full
path name to which to write the map file.
In a document that links to this document, you would normally specify
the path of the generated map file using the
Map file field of the
External Documents dialog.