4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 2, 2008 7:18 AM by bigbrook

    DHTML Hotspot within a Snippet

    bigbrook Level 1
      Can a DHTML drop-down hotspot be created within a hotspot? When I try, the options is grayed out.
        • 1. Re: DHTML Hotspot within a Snippet
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Hi Brook

          I'm not sure what you are asking. To me, a hotspot is a hyperlink. You click the link and off you go visiting a different topic or opening a popup.

          Can you clarify what you mean by hotspot? Do you mean maybe an Image Map hotspot? If so, I'm thinking it would be possible to trigger a DHTML drop-down via an Image Map area, but would require a bit of code futzing to do.

          Cheers... Rick
          • 2. DHTML Hotspot within a Snippet
            bigbrook Level 1
            Hi Rick. Sorry I wasn't clear.

            I have a list of courses offered in a snippet. I want to put a short description of each course that will display as a drop-down, but only if they click on the word description. On regular pages I am able to use DHTML to create this affect. However, I cannot seem to get the DHTML to work within the snippet. The options are grayed out.

            I can launch a popup within the snippet, just not a drop-down.
            • 3. Re: DHTML Hotspot within a Snippet
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Hi again

              Ahhh, yes I see now. Here's the deal. When you create DHTML effects such as drop-downs, the code is created near the top of the document. I suspect that because of this, the Snippet doesn't allow the DHTML effects because it would add to the overhead of what it has to manage. Also, to allow this, it probably would have required a total re-write of the section of RoboHelp that handles the basic DHTML effects.

              I'd suggest you complete a Wish Form asking for this functionality to be added to snippets.

              Click here to view the WishForm/Bug Reporting Form

              Cheers... Rick
              • 4. DHTML Hotspot within a Snippet
                bigbrook Level 1
                Thanks Rick. The Wish has been made. For now I'll just have to make due with pop-ups.