3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 1, 2014 9:28 AM by Willam van Weelden

    Making Drop-Down Text Drop Up


      Hello, all.

      Easy question with hopefully an easy answer.

      Is there a way to make the drop-down text appear above the linked text instead of below? In other words, can I turn it into drop-up text?



        • 1. Re: Making Drop-Down Text Drop Up
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional

          Sure, flip the screen 180 degrees. Sorry but there's no way I have seen posted. On the usability front, it is not something I have seen anywhere and the usual advice is not to go against established conventions. That however is your call.


          I guess it could be done but would require editing the supplied javascript files.


          See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips




          • 2. Re: Making Drop-Down Text Drop Up
            ranthony22 Level 1


            That's the answer I suspected (but not the one I hoped for). For what it's worth, I agree with your advice about sticking with conventions but this is one of those outside cases where the other way makes sense. I have an image inside a frame that's at the bottom of a window. In this case, dropping down works but "dropping up" would probably look better.

            • 3. Re: Re: Making Drop-Down Text Drop Up
              Willam van Weelden Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              It's a bit more complicated. Rh adds the drop down text as a div below the paragraph that holds the hyperlink. It then simply shows or hides the text. You must therefore play around with css positioning to get this to work (not recommended), or you must move the location of the drop down text holder above the current paragraph either manual or with a script.


              Unless you want the drop down content to appear as an overlay or a pop-up. In that case you need to rewrite quite a bit of the underlying code of the drop-down.


              Kind regards,