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this might be a silly question, but what is the best way to use DW drop-down menus througout your site for navigation? Is there a way to put the java script in a seperate file that each page links to? Right now the page links are listed on each page so if I need to make a change to a link or add a link I would need to open 30+ pages and revise the drop-down menu, and DW will not allow you to make this kind of navigation a library item... any comments or tutorials would be much appreciated, ...

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    Default Drop-Down Menus?

    this might be a silly question, but what is the best way to use DW drop-down
    menus througout your site for navigation? Is there a way to put the java script
    in a seperate file that each page links to? Right now the page links are listed
    on each page so if I need to make a change to a link or add a link I would need
    to open 30+ pages and revise the drop-down menu, and DW will not allow you to
    make this kind of navigation a library item... any comments or tutorials would
    be much appreciated, thanks!

    trentc Guest

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    Default Re: Drop-Down Menus?

    The best way to use them is to not use them at all. There are much better
    methods.

    But, yes, you can externalize the js that defines the menus, and link to it
    with all the pages. This is a help. However, you are correct that once you
    create the library item or template, you cannot edit it.

    Just go learn how to do it manually -

    [url]http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/navigation/snapmenus/index.htm[/url]

    or

    [url]http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/navigation/auto_hide/index.htm[/url]

    and here's an example you can yze -

    [url]http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/autolayers/[/url]


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    "trentc" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
    news:deftdc$pg9$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > this might be a silly question, but what is the best way to use DW
    > drop-down
    > menus througout your site for navigation? Is there a way to put the java
    > script
    > in a seperate file that each page links to? Right now the page links are
    > listed
    > on each page so if I need to make a change to a link or add a link I would
    > need
    > to open 30+ pages and revise the drop-down menu, and DW will not allow you
    > to
    > make this kind of navigation a library item... any comments or tutorials
    > would
    > be much appreciated, thanks!
    >

    Murray *TMM* Guest

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    Default Re: Drop-Down Menus?

    Using the Simple PVII pop-up menus, can you make the links external so you can update the site and links without having to open and modify 30+ pages?
    tcd3100 Guest

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    Default Re: Drop-Down Menus?

    Yes. Put the whole menu into a server-side include.

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    "tcd3100" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
    news:deu2d8$di6$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > Using the Simple PVII pop-up menus, can you make the links external so you
    > can update the site and links without having to open and modify 30+ pages?

    Murray *TMM* Guest

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