In a previous article, I showed you how to use Twisties (images) with RoboHelp drop-down menus. The Twisties indicate to a user if a drop-down menu is open or closed.
By default, all drop-downs will use the Twisties you defined for the style Drop-down hotspot. With Adobe RoboHelp 10, you can use multiple styles for your drop-downs and thus use different Twisties for different drop-downs.
To use multiple Twisties, you must create a new style in your style sheet and apply the new style to the drop-downs.
- Open a RoboHelp project.
- Go to the Project Manager pod (View > Pods > Project Manager).
- Double-click your project's style sheet to open it for editing.
- In the Styles dialog box, click the New button and choose Hyperlink Style.
- Give the new style a name. In this example I named the new style Twisty.
- Click the Set Twisties button to define the look of the Twisty.
- In the Select Twisties Images dialog box, select the images you want to use as the Twisty.
- Click OK to close each of the open dialog boxes.
Your alternative twisties are now set. You can now proceed to applying the twisty to a drop-down menu within a topic.
- Open the topic containing a drop-down menu.
- Click within the drop-down text.
- Go to the Styles and Formatting pod (View > Pods > Styles and Formatting).
- Find the alternative hyperlink style you created.
- Right click the style and choose Apply.
- Save your project.
The alternative twisty style is now applied to the drop-down. Repeat these steps for every drop down menu where you want to set an alternative Twisty.