FrontPage 2003, creating a screen tip


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Guest

I want to put several screen tips on my web site. For example, I want people
to be able ot move the mouse pointer over hyperlinked text and then see a
comment in a small yellow box.

Of course I've read the instructions in Help. Everything seemed easy but it
didn't work. Here's what I did: (1) I selected the work I wanted hyperlinked,
(2) I clicked on the insert hyperlink in the Insert menu, (3) I clicked on
Screen Tip to the right of Text to Display in the dialogue box, and then (4)
I typed the comment I wanted in the Set Hyperlink Screen Tip box.

So every thing should be perfect but nothing happened. My selected word was
not hyperlinked. So what do I do? Do I kill myself?
 
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Steve Easton

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Guest

Wes,

No, I did not insert a URL because I do not know how to insert a URL for the
single word or two-word phrase I want hyperlinked. How do I do this?

I'd like my hyperlinked text a different color instead of underlined. It
this possible? Perhaps I'd have to use Behaviors or Layers. I have no
experience with these.

Here's the website I'd like mine to look like - an example of the mouse
pointer gliding over words to get a technical definition:
http://www.dermatology.co.uk/phototherapy/uvbtreatment/article/article.asp?ArticleID=1398
 
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Wes

You can achieve the same effect by highlighting the word or text, insert
hyperlink. In the tool tips write a short description. In the hyperlink
area have it point to a bookmark in a glossary you create which has more
information.
 
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Guest

Wes said:
You can achieve the same effect by highlighting the word or text, insert
hyperlink. In the tool tips write a short description. In the hyperlink
area have it point to a bookmark in a glossary you create which has more
information.

Wes,

I want to put ScreenTips on the pages of my website -
http://www.hairloss-reversible.com - without using a hyperlink. There must be
a way to do this because I've seen it done on other sites including the one
above that I used as an example.

When I looked at the page source of the example, I saw a lot of code
including "onmouseover event." It's exactly what I want: a word or phrase in
blue that one can glide the mouse pointer over and get a box with a
definition.

I have Jim Buyens 1200-page book - FrontPage 2003. There's a section about
"Behaviour" and "Layers" which might be the key, but I can't figure it out.
There must be a solution to my problem. I don't think what I want to do is
that bizarre.
 
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Stefan B Rusynko

You need to do it in html/code view using the span tag w/ the title attribute
<p>This is some <span title ="Add your short Tip Here">tipped text</span> on the page</p>

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| "Wes" wrote:
|
| > You can achieve the same effect by highlighting the word or text, insert
| > hyperlink. In the tool tips write a short description. In the hyperlink
| > area have it point to a bookmark in a glossary you create which has more
| > information.
|
| Wes,
|
| I want to put ScreenTips on the pages of my website -
| http://www.hairloss-reversible.com - without using a hyperlink. There must be
| a way to do this because I've seen it done on other sites including the one
| above that I used as an example.
|
| When I looked at the page source of the example, I saw a lot of code
| including "onmouseover event." It's exactly what I want: a word or phrase in
| blue that one can glide the mouse pointer over and get a box with a
| definition.
|
| I have Jim Buyens 1200-page book - FrontPage 2003. There's a section about
| "Behaviour" and "Layers" which might be the key, but I can't figure it out.
| There must be a solution to my problem. I don't think what I want to do is
| that bizarre.
 
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Guest

Stefan B Rusynko said:
You need to do it in html/code view using the span tag w/ the title attribute
<p>This is some <span title ="Add your short Tip Here">tipped text</span> on the page</p>

Thanks everybody for helping me. I was hoping there was a way to insert the
ScreenTip without the hyperlink in page view using a dialogue box or some
magic click. I guess I'll have to go into the code view to make the changes I
need.

I see screentips everywhere. The Encyclopedia Britanica, for example,
sprinkles them through all pages - and they are helpful. I wish FP 2003 made
inserting these little boxes with explanatory text easier.
 

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