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Taken From The Forum: Archived Topics for the old Version 3.0 JavaScript Menu
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Last Updated: Saturday July 14 2012 - 06:07:44

Alternative to vertical separator line?

Poster: kretch
Dated: Thursday September 5 2002 - 10:59:26 BST

When used as a horizintal menu layout, the program can be set to insert a separator bar between each main menu title like this :

choice 1 | choice 2 | choice 3 | choice 4

Any chance for some code tweaking so that that line can be replaced with a couple of colons like this:

:: choice 1 :: choice 2 :: choice 3 :: choice 4 ::

I've had a bit of a rummage throught the code for signs of the "|" character being added but well, my script abilities are still in beginners class ;)


Poster: Hergio
Dated: Friday September 6 2002 - 16:47:04 BST

I don't think there is a way to do this. When you are referring to the separator bar, I am thinking you are meaning that at the end of a line where you input a URL into a menu, the very last option you can set to 1 and that will put a bar inbetween the menus. That bar isn't the character "|", its actually part of the border of the layer that the menu item exists in. That tag just turns it on.

But here is a nice little workaround for you.
In your menu style, make sure the padding for the items is zero. Then in the text for each menu item that is displayed put ":" on either side and it will look the way you want.
":: Item 1 :","show-menu=first","#",......,0
": Item 2 :","show-menu=second","#",.....,0
": Item 3 :","show-menu=third","#",.....,0
": Item 4 ::","show-menu=fourth","#",.....,0

This will produce the following if your menu padding is 0....:
:: Item 1 :: Item 2 :: Item 3 :: Item 4 ::

Give it a shot! :idea:

Poster: kretch
Dated: Saturday September 7 2002 - 2:50:23 BST

Thanks Hergio,
I had thought about that option which is indeed the look I was after. Unfortunately, the mouseover state will cause the ":" characters to be highlighted as well and this makes the menu look "wrong".

It's a damn fine script anyway but there are always those of us who desire more :)

Poster: menufurfer
Dated: Sunday September 8 2002 - 2:13:05 BST

Hergio and Dennis:

Through experimentation I have found that what Herg calls a switch (to turn on the separator) is actually a setting to specify the thickness of the separator, so it can take values above 0,1. I use 4 but for the rightmost menu option zero is better. The menu's right border will then default to the Border Width set up higher (in my case, 2) and look better.

I don't know of a way to change the separator (could be suggested in the suggestion section). Up in the properties array there are settings for 3D Border & Separator it says. But I can only get it for the outside border; I can't get any effect on the separator bar. /mfurf