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That sounds almost useful. :)
I use Dropdown text sometimes. I use Expanding text a lot, so I can keep instructions concise, but still have the reasons or options right there if desired.
Probably not too many occasions where the toggler would be an advantage.
But I'll start paying more attention while I'm composing/writing.
If anybody else has a different circumstance where they'd favor a Toggler, by all means contribute to my education.
From: reshma pendse [mailto:reshma_pendse -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- in]
Sent: March-14-12 10:36 AM
To: McLauchlan, Kevin; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: MadCap Flare users - using "Togglers" ?
As far as I understand, togglers are useful when the text you want to show/hide is not placed immediately after the hotspot. for example, you have a set of bullets, each of which has a more in-depth explanation. Now, you want all the bullets to always be together, and the expanding text to show below the last bullet. That would be a good case for togglers. Not that I've used them much, but did try them once.
Flare is pretty much my major authoring/editing tool. I get a lot of use out of Expanding Text and Dropdown Text. I can't say I've done much, if anything, with Togglers.
Can anybody provide their rationale for choosing one hide-me/show-me option over another? Any particular advantages that serve in certain circumstances, and less-so in others?
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