3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 24, 2012 3:02 AM by Peter Grainge

    Mouse over in text

    us3f Level 1

      Is it somehow possible to create mouse over in a topic text instead of using the Drop-down in the DHTML menu?

        • 1. Re: Mouse over in text
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Hi there

           

          Many things are possible. It depends on your comfort level of JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Certainly RoboHelp by itself doesn't offer anything that will help. That means that whatever you want to accomplish will require you stepping outside the box and hand crafting something. As you mention mousing over, you might want to check out something called OverLib.

           

          Click here to visit the OverLib site

           

          Cheers... Rick

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          • 2. Re: Mouse over in text
            Willam van Weelden Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            JavaScript is a good solution, but if you want to show only a little text for a word, you can use the tag. Browsers will show a tooltip when you hover an abbr tag.

             

            See www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_abbr.asp for more details.

             

            Note that this may be a rather obscure way of hiding additional information and the text may not show up in the RoboHelp search. (Apart from being an abuse of the abbr tag

             

            Greet,

             

            Willam

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            • 3. Re: Mouse over in text
              Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

              Hi Ulrik

               

              You may also want to take a look at Item 6 at http://www.grainge.org/pages/snippets/snippets.htm#content which covers the use of the acronym tag. That is no longer supported in HTML5 and has been replaced by the abbr tag to which Willam has referred. I have pointed you there as it may be you are not concerned by those niceties and there is an example.

               

              It also contains a link to another method strongly recommended by another user.

               

               


              See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

               

               

              @petergrainge

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