Map This Version 1.31
Important Note: MapThis is a 32-bit program, for use with Windows
It can also run in Windows 3.1, provided you already have a
recent verison of Win32s installed.
However, Win32s is an extremely large
application (see http://www.microsoft.com/kb/articles/q122/2/35.htm
Windows 3.1 users are therefore advised to use the Mapedit
imagemap creating program instead.
About MapThis: MapThis is a freeware program which allows you
to create both client-side and server-side imagemaps, using either GIF
or JPG image files. It offers the following advanced features (which are
not present in the simpler Mapedit
- ability to "zoom in" on the image for high-resolution work
- ability to overlay a grid and guide-lines for precise alignment of
- facility for previewing the appearance of the finished imagemap
- ability to open and work on several different image maps at once
- if you accidentally create hot-spots that are "hidden" behind
other hot-spots, and which therefore cannot be selected by the user, MapThis
will detect and warn you about them
- the order of precedence of overlapping hot-spots can be amended
- ability to "click and drag" hypertext links from Netscape
directly into the imagemap areas (this saves typing in URLs)
- very comprehensive help-files.
See a picture of MapThis in use (68Kb)
The author of MapThis has a homepage at http://www.liveimage.com/
Installing MapThis in Windows 95:
- Download and save the executable program mpths131.exe
(891Kb) to a suitable directory on your PC.
- Start the Windows 95 Explorer, and open the file mpths131.exe
- Follow the setup program's instructions. You will be prompted for a directory into which to install the MapThis program.
- Once the program is successfully installed, you can delete the original
source file mpths131.exe , if you wish.
- Run the MapThis program from the Start button menu.
- Read the program's built-in help files for details of how to make client-side
and server-side imagemaps.
For further information on imagemaps, consult the following documentation:
- the Computing Centre's tutorial workbook HTML7: Creating Active
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