Getting started

To begin, navigate to:

  • Documents

  • Settings

  • Menus

  • Select Add.

Step 1: Adding a new menu

  • Enter a name for your menu in the Details section.

  • Click on the Save button at the bottom of the page. 

  • A 'Menu Structure' section will then display.

Step 2: Setting the colours and style

The menu will default to black but this can be changed in the 'Menu Colour and Styling' sections.

  • Background Colour
    Set the main colour of the menu. If no colour is selected, the toolbar colour from the document's style/appearance settings will be used.

  • Hover/Selected Colour
    Select a hover colour for menu items. This colour will show when the reader hovers over or touches the menu item.

  • Text Colour
    Specify the colour of the text in the menu. This colour is the same for static and hovered/selected menu items.

Top tip!
Ensure your chosen text colour is legible over the background and hover colour of all your menu items.

  • Submenu Arrows
    If ticked the drop-down/fly-out submenu items will include graphical arrows to indicated that the menu item contains a submenu.

  • Submenu Colouring
    This option can be used to subtlety change the background colour of the drop-down/fly-out submenu.

  • Top Level Separators
    Tick this to add separators line between each of the top level menu items.

  • Submenu Separators
    Tick this to add separators line between each submenu item.

  • Separator Colour
    Choose the colour to be used from all menu item separators.

Step 3: Add menu items

  • Select the Add New button to begin adding menu item types to your menu. This is how you start to build up your menu.

Once selected the menu item page will open.

Configure the following settings:

  • Name
    Name the menu item, this text will be displayed on the menu.

  • Description
    Add an optional description.

  • Type
    Select the type of menu item you would like to use. This is important and more detail about the menu items available can be found here.

  • Order
    Specify the position of this item in the menu/submenu. Entering a new number in the order field will only update the order number for this menu item. Other items will not update. Having two items in a menu/submenu with the same number may yield unexpected results.

  • Background Colour
    Set the background colour for this menu item. If no colour is selected, the menu item will not override the menu background colour set.

  • Hover Colour
    Set the hover colour for this menu item. This will override the hover colour set for the whole menu.

  • Hidden
    Remove this item from the menu. This does not permanently delete the item.

  • Select Save to add the menu item to your menu.

  • A preview of your menu will load.

  • Select the Add New button again to continue adding more menu items.

Once you are happy with your menu it can be assigned to your document. Find out how to do this here.

Create from an existing menu

If you would like to create a derivative of an existing menu, select Edit for the menu you would like to duplicate and use the Save As feature at the bottom of the edit screen. Specify a unique name and select Save As.

Helpful links

Other articles in the ‘Menus’ series

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