Instead of greeting your users with a wall of text on the page, welcome them with concise, interactive headers and let a More Information pop-up box box do the talking. Your content will be easier for your readers to digest and great for your reporting, as you can see who has engaged with it. It’s the perfect solution for providing additional content without cluttering a page.
How to add a More Information pop-up box
Navigate to a Document.
Select ‘Interactivity’ for the Version of the Document that you want to work on.
The Version will then open in Interactivity mode and the Interactivity palette can be found to the right of your page.
Select the ‘More Information’ module type from the ‘Add Interactivity' palette.
Select the ‘More Information’ option.
Click and drag out the area to add to your page - this is the clickable area that the visitor will select to view the More Information pop-up box.
The Content Editor will then open ready for you to begin adding your content, such as text, images or a table.
Various options are available in the content editor; with the most important ones highlighted below.
Text formatting (bold, italic, underline).
Text alignment (left, centre, right, justified).
Font formatting, family and size (for example, Paragraph, Arial, 30).
Cut, Copy & Paste.
Add bullet points or number list.
View/edit source code (html).
Text and text background colour.
Insert horizontal line (can be useful to add after a heading).
Content area (add any text, images - includes spellchecker).
'Cancel' and 'Save' buttons.
How to add an Image
The simplest way to add an image into a More Information pop-up is to drag and drop.
Edit the More Information pop-up box.
Drag an image from a folder on your computer directly into the Content Editor.
The image will be added to the area and can be resized if needed.
How to add a Table
A table can be added into a More Information pop-up by using the 'Table' feature.
Edit the More Information pop-up box.
Select the table icon, followed by 'Table', then choose the required number of rows/columns.
Enter your content into the table.
Right-click on the table followed by Cell/Row/Column to add/delete, and control formatting settings, such as border width, style and colour and cell padding in 'Properties'.
The Settings palette will activate when any module on a page is selected. You can then apply settings, such as border colour and size.
The 'Title' field is set by default, but it's important to update it to something unique that reflects the interactivity - for example, 'More Information - Personal Devices'. Descriptive names make it easier to identify the interactivity in your document, which is particularly helpful if you're using lots of the same module type.
A tooltip is a short piece of text which appears when a cursor is positioned over a module. It can be used to provide a brief description or explanation of the module - for example 'More Information about personal devices'.
Focus Outline Colour
If Accessibility has been enabled for your document, this option can be used to choose the colour of the Focus Outline Colour. Focus Outline Colour is the colour of the outline that displays around the piece of Interactivity being viewed when a visitor uses the Tab key to navigate around a document.
3. Popup Style
A border adds a keyline around the More Information pop-up box, and can be used as a way to draw attention to your content. Use this field to specify the colour of the border.
Use the 'Border Size' field to specify the width of the border around the More Information pop-up box. Enter a numerical value to set the border width - the higher the value, the thicker the border.
The 'Back Colour' field allows you to set a background colour for the More Information pop-up box - select from the colour picker, enter a HEX code, or choose from your brand colours.
Margins create breathing space by adding a separation between the content in a More Information and the border. Enter a numerical value to set the margin size - the higher the value, the larger the margin.
Max Width & Height
Adjust the width and height of the More Information pop-up box. Aim for no larger than 900 to ensure the pop-up box is viewable on different monitor sides.
This option can be selected if you want to prevent the visitor from closing the pop-up box. Be mindful when using this option, to ensure they don't get stuck or unable to progress in your document.
4. Clickable Area
Position X & Y
Adjust the position of the clickable area. 'X' sets the position of the left edge and 'Y' sets the top edge.
Width & Height
Adjust the width and height of the clickable area. The size is measured in pts.
Link to Panel
Link the module to a Panel in your document. Once linked, the module will move with the Panel if it is repositioned or resized.