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Creating an Imagemap

To use MapEdit to create a client-side imagemap, you first create your page (in Composer or another tool) and insert in the page the image you will use for the imagemap. You then open the page in MapEdit to turn the image into an imagemap, as described in the following example.

In general, you should finish all other aspects of the page (in Composer or in another Web authoring program) before using MapEdit to make one or more images in the page into imagemaps.

Why? Well, if you change the size or shape or any other aspects of an image in the page after you create the imagemap, the imagemap might not work properly anymore. In practice, you can probably do some manipulation of the page safely after adding the imagemap, but it's hard to predict which kinds of changes will create problems later and which won't. You should leave MapEdit for the final step.

If, after creating an imagemap, you decide that you must make major changes to the page (or if you've already made such changes and discover that your imagemap no longer works properly), the best solution is to reopen the page and image in MapEdit (as described in steps 2 through 5 of the example) and adjust the regions as needed.



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