Authoring - In a drop down

The invocation option 'In a drop down' lets you expand and collapse the embedded chunk in the topic.

Invocation option 'In a drop down'

In this example we have created a few 'sections-of-interest' in a bulleted list by means of embedded chunks that the reader can open and read. When the topic is shown in the browser, the embedded chunks are by default hidden.

Embedded chunks in a bulleted list

When you click the hotspot, the embedded chunk is shown. When you click the hotspot again, the embedded chunk becomes hidden once more. A drop down typically pushes the paragraphs after the hotspot downwards in the topic as indicated in the next image.

Embedded chunk shown in a drop down


 About HelpServer
 Starting up and logging on
 The basic working principles
 Using the content in help and documentation systems
 Formatting the content
 Searching and replacing text
 Reusing content with shares
 Navigating with hyperlinks
 Navigating with pointerpaths
 Using bookmarks and jumps
 Duplicating content with clones
 Using tables
 Including media files
 Navigating to web pages
 Using embedded chunks
 Creating an embedded chunk
 In a drop down
 In a drop down
 The manual invocation
 The automatic invocation
 The dimension
 The position
 The background and border
 The margins and paddings
 In a popup
 Inline with the paragraph
 Including html code
 Navigating with menus
 Using snippets
 Spelling checking
 Using the view mode
 Creating an index
 Creating a FAQ
 Creating a glossary
 Team authoring
 Working with projects
 Setting up structured authoring
 Generating file based output
 Creating printed output
 Importing files and folders
 Loading files in the project gallery
 Converting legacy content
 Including legacy content in real time
 Transferring objects between installations
 Customizing the look and feel
 User accounts
 Working with templates
 Working with metadata
 Workflow management
 Using event exits
 Appendix A: The URL parameters
 Appendix B: The object indicators
 Appendix C: Play Javascript