Creating a dropdown menu on top of content

I've been trying to create a dropdown menu that will display on top of the current slide/layer being viewed.  I want the dropdown menu to be there on multiple or in some cases, every slide.  The way I have it now, every time you click on the tab to access the dropdown menu it takes you to a separate slide.  

Anyone have any ideas how to make this work?  Thanks

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Alexandros Anoyatis

Hello Andrew and welcome to Heroes!

The way to do this is usually by creating the menu on the slide master. However be careful if you are using layers in both the slide master and the regular slides (when one is active and the other one is fired up, the active layer hides automatically - I hope that makes sense).

I usually get around this by creating a full-screen slide master menu with some transparency set.

Hope this helps,
Alex

Andrew Probert

Thanks Alex.  

I created the menu in the slide master.  One layer has the menu hidden and another layer shows the menu.  I then choose this as the layout for a slide.  After your response, I checked, and there is only one layer on the slide.  When I click on the trigger on the hidden menu, the menu shows, but the content on the slide disappears.  So the trigger is going to the show menu layer and only displaying that layer from the slide master.

I'm not exactly sure what you mean with your work-around using the full-screen slide master menu with transparency.  I can't picture how that would solve the problem.

Thanks again

Alexandros Anoyatis

Alexandros Anoyatis said:

...(when one is active and the other one is fired up, the active layer hides automatically - I hope that makes sense).


That issue you are having with the layers is exactly what I described above, in other words.

What I proposed was more of an alternative rather than a workaround. See this demo to get an idea on how to do this.

Otherwise, the only real workaround is to use only the base layer in your master slide to host your drop-down.

Hope this helps,
Alex