ReadMore.fwactionb.zip (2014-05-28) (Downloaded 390 times)
Compatible: Pro 4, Pro 5, Pro 5.5, and Pro 6
Author: Walter Davis
This Action creates a little ‘more…’ link in an overflowed HTML box, and shifts the overflow content into a lightbox-style overlay.
To use, insert the Action inline at the end of the last paragraph of text that you want to be normally visible. All the remaining text in the parent container will be hidden from normal view, and a new P tag containing the desired link text will be inserted to replace it.
You may set the following options: Text, Include all content, and Popup Width. The defaults are ‘more…’, no, and 400px.
The Action does not create any styles for the more… link, you will need to do this by hand using the Styles palette. Create a Tag-only Styles with the Tag set to
.more. At a minimum, you will want to set the following Extended attributes:
These will help the user discover your fake link. If you have set a body style for your page, then you won’t need to set a font or font-size for these links. But if not, you will want to do that, otherwise you will get Times 16px by default in most browsers. If you have a desired link color, set that as well.
You don’t have to set Overflow: Hidden on your HTML box (because the Action sets it automatically) but if you do, your layout will look a lot cleaner while you’re working and you won’t have to do so much squinting as you design.