Commands in the Level Menu section

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Commands in the Level Menu section

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You can use the commands in this section to give some general settings for the level menu.

You first have to indicate the Menu Type that you want, which may be:

Arrange in one column: all the items on the level menu appear in a single column, one after the other.

Arrange in multiple columns: the items in the level menu appear in several adjacent columns. A new column is added automatically when:

the number of items in the menu reaches or is greater than the value of Max Items per Column;
the page list has a separator in it (see Sitemap Creation).

As well as the Menu Type, the View box also includes the following items:

Max Items per Column: this is only available for Arrange in multiple columns menus: it indicates the maximum number of items that each column in the pop-up menu can have.
Opening: this indicates on which side of the main menu the level menu is to be shown.
Effect: this indicates the display effect for the menu.

When you have selected the Menu Type, you can work on the options in the Button style section:

Width: you can set the width in pixels of the buttons for the menu items.
Margin: you can specify the horizontal and vertical margins in pixels (the space between the button border and the text in the button).
Spacing: this sets the value (in pixels) of the outer margin, which is the space between one button and the next.

The width of the buttons must take into consideration the total space available for the menu: this parameter can be changed if you are not using a default graphic template (see Template Structure).

The options in the Button text  section are:

Text font: specifies the font, style and size to use for the text.
Alignment: you can specify how you want the text to be aligned in the button: to the Left, in the Center or to the Right.

You can define the appearance of the single elements in the level menu. First of all, you have to select the Menu item you want to work on: Background, Menu Item, Item on mouseover, Item for Current Page, Separator or Separation line.

Depending on which elemtn you have selected, the following option may be available in the Style section:

Background color / Text color: these define the color for the background, the text of the various items in differeing states, the menu separator and the Separation line item.
Opacity: this sets the level of transparency of the background color. Values closer to 0 increase transparency, letting the page's background show through.
Border: use this option to indicate the color, thickness, corner bevel and shadow of the background's borders. Remember that you can define each element individually.
Button text: this applies text styles (Normal, Bold, Italics, Underlined) to the Item on mouseover or Separator. This style is in addition to the parameters given in the Button text box.
Background image: this is only available for the Menu Item, Item on mouseover and Separator items, and you can specify the image to use as a background for the button. Click on the to browse through the available files (in .JPG, .GIF or .PNG format) to select an image. Or click on the arrow next to the field to open the button library and select the image you want to use from there.
Use the same settings as the Mouseover state: only available for the Item for Current Page element, allows the use of the same options defined for the Item on mouseover; otherwise the two states can have different settings.
Width: this is only available for the Separation line item, and it sets its width as a percentage of the width of the pop-up menu.
Style: this is only available for the Separation line item. and it sets the line as Full, Dashed, Dotted, Grooved, or Ridged.