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    Append Popup (I think) (FP 2003)

    I want to create something on my site so that when a word is clicked on the text expands, similar to what is seen in a lot of online help and exactly the sort of thing that shows in the attachment.

    Right clicking on an example in online help and going to properties leads me to think that this is called an append popup and it is a javascript thingy. I know nothing about java script and a google search for append popup didn't help much either.

    I am able to get a popup dialog box using behaviours but this is not quite what I want.

    Any ideas?
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    Re: Append Popup (I think) (FP 2003)

    The sort of thing as in <post:=597,321>post 597,321</post:>?

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    Re: Append Popup (I think) (FP 2003)

    Yes that is the sort of thing I am looking for. Unfortunately the answer isn't quite step by step enough for me as a newbie

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    Re: Append Popup (I think) (FP 2003)

    Hi Karen

    There are tools out there to do this but the all seemed to be for advanced users. Is this particularly for a web site or an internal application?
    Jerry

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    Re: Append Popup (I think) (FP 2003)

    Hot off the press

    Have you seen this and would it work for you?

    http://www.ibe-software.com/products/software/helpndoc/
    Jerry

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    Re: Append Popup (I think) (FP 2003)

    Here's a demo of one way to do "revealed" explanations or definitions when you're hand-coding a page: http://jscher2000.home.att.net/webdev/explain.html.

    I tested it in Firefox 2.0.0.1, Internet Explorer 6 (Windows XP SP2) and Opera 9.02. Please note that an error message is likely if the explanation <div> is missing.

    I'm not sure of the best way to integrate this idea into the FrontPage environment.

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    Re: Append Popup (I think) (FP 2003)

    Thanks Jefferson, I will have a go incorporating it into front page and will let you know how it goes

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    Re: Append Popup (I think) (FP 2003)

    Thanks Jerry ... not that one is not quite what I want but it looks like jefferson has helped me out. Thank you for your response anyway.

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