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Menu item types

Menu items are buttons that can perform tasks.

There are five different menu types available:

  • Submenu
  • Publication link
  • Web link URL
  • Jump to a page
  • JavaScript Command

Submenu

submenus.jpgFurther menu items can be placed in a submenu, which can help you sort or categorise your menu. Only one further submenu can be placed within a top-level submenu.

Submenus reveal their content when the reader hovers their mouse over it or taps it on their touchscreen device. If there is no content within the submenu, it will not display.

Submenu items themselves cannot perform any other task, they can only reveal more menu items.

Publication Link

When selected this menu type will open another publication within your account. If no issues are published within the publication, the menu item will not display. You can also specify whether the publication should be opened in a new tab or the current tab.

If your publications are a part of a suite of related documents, you will need to apply the menu to all of these related publications in their publication settings.

Web Link URL

When selected this menu type will open a web link, either in the current browser tab or a new tab. The link must include http:// or https://. The web link can be to any website.

You can use the Web Link URL item type to navigate to specific issue or a publication. There is no item type for issues.

Jump To Page

Specify a page number that the menu type should navigate to. Note that this page number will be the same for every publication that uses the menu, so it’s important to consider whether the menu item will behave as expected across publications.

You can also select the riffle to page option. This will navigate the user page-by-page as opposed to turning directly to the specified page.

JavaScript Command

For advanced users that have an understanding of PageTiger’s JavaScript API, this menu item type can be used to perform advanced interactive tasks like loading an interactive module.

Example

  • Open the interactivity section for your issue. Add a More Information module and position it off-page. Edit the module and copy the Module JavaScript Command.
  • Add a Javascript Command to your menu and paste the Module JavaScript Command into the Javascript Command menu.
  • When this option is selected from the menu, the More Information module will open.
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