In this movie, let's talk about Hotspots. Now Hotspots are an area of a graphic that we can link to other pages, we can link it to an email form, we can link it to another graphic, basically it's a graphic that has several graphics within it, and we can link that to anything we want. For example we can have a graphic that shows all the services we provide, and each service has a little Hotspot and it takes them to additional information about that. Now the first thing we have to do is actually get something in there, to create Hotspots on, so let's go to Image and from my computer, I have a file called Hotspot dot PNG, I'll include that with your work files so you've got something to play with if you want it. Here's my images, it's all one image, but I put several within there. This is like a calendar, I could link to a calendar of events, a calendar of activities, or a what's going on right now on the website. This could be a contact link, it could link to a page that tells them how to email us, how to call us, what our physical address is, and over here is a little newspaper, it could be current news, it could be the latest information on a certain product, the about us for your business, so you'll notice I don't have this selected, therefore the Hotspots are not up here. But if I click my image, there's my Hotspots. I can make a polygon one, I can make a circular one, or a rectangle Hotspot. I'll click that one, notice how my mouse is this crosshair, I'll select the newspaper only, and I'll type a website in there. Notice my target frame, I could have it open up in a completely new window if I want to do that, or the entire window or just default. And we'll give it some alt text, let's click OK, and let's check this out. There we go, now if I put my mouse on here, I get no hand, no link in my Status Bar, same thing, and if you go across to the little newspaper, notice that little alt text popped up for us, and down below on the Status Bar, it has the link. If I click that, opens up VTC dot com. So very easy to make that Hotspot. Let's go back to Contribute, let's make another Hotspot, let's make a circular one for this one. Notice my crosshair and I'll type in again something else. This time I'll have it open up in a completely new window, click OK, and let's preview this one. So nothing on the calendar yet, look down at your Status Bar you can see the link, and the Tool Tip there, and again the link and the Tool Tip, or the alt text, click VTC, same window. If I click this one, notice it opened it up in a completely separate tab, completely separate window which is what we set for the target frame. Let's minimize, make this one, another rectangle one, since that sits it better, the polygon we could use it, but it doesn't really fit it very well. And leave it default and we'll put in the alt text or the Tool Tip there, so we've got three Hotspots. Now in the next movie, we'll talk about actually editing those Hotspots and how to work with that in case you change your mind.
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