Hyperlinks and cross-references are widely used but have one drawback – when they jump users from topic A to topic B, they break the information flow of the topic. Popups and dropdowns keep user in the main topic and fetch the target information in a window that pops open or a section of the screen that stretches down. Learn the difference between popups and dropdowns and see how to easily and quickly create them.
- [Voiceover] In this video, you'll learn…how to create pop-up and drop-down links,…and see the differences between them.…A pop-up link keeps the user in the start topic…and brings the target topic to them…in a window that pops open on top of the start topic.…In other words, if you create a jump link,…a hyperlink, or a cross-reference,…so, let's say here's the link,…and here's the target topic,…when the user clicks the link,…they jump to the target topic.…
That's fine.…But, there's a couple of problems.…One, is that you may not want the user…to get out of the flow of this topic.…This might be some sort of task description, for example,…and you don't want me to jump out…of that topic to a different one…and lose my train of thought, or lose the flow.…So, what you'd like instead is,…when I click the link, to have the target topic…appear in a window that pops open…on top of my starting topic.…Very useful feature.…
The one problem with this, is that,…you don't control where the window pops open.…Number 1 and Number 2, when the window pops open,…
- Creating content using topics
- Adding and managing topics
- Importing files
- Inserting graphics
- Creating a table of contents, glossary, and cross-references
- Adding hyperlinks
- Formatting documents with stylesheets
- Creating master pages
- Single sourcing content
- Using variables and snippets
- Generating output
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Basic Concepts
2. Creating Content Using Topics
4. Add Formatting
5. Single Sourcing
6. Understanding Outputs vs. Targets
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