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What is hot text?
How do I decide whether to use hot text?
How do I show the user which text is hot?
How do I make hot text that pops up a new window?
How do I make hot text perform an action?
How do I make pictures and non-text objects hot?
Why can't the compiler find my hot text?
Why doesn't my hot text formatting appear in the guide?
Why doesn't hot text work when the user clicks it?

What is hot text?

Hot text is clickable text the user can click to perform some action. Typically, clicking hot text brings up additional information pertaining to the text, although it can also execute a script, play a sound, or perform some other action.

The concept of hot text is used in numerous applications, including web browsers. You use the <hot text> command to add hot text capabilities to your guide.

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Jeanne A. E. DeVoto
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