The HTML box will expand to show all of the menu items when you click inside it for editing, but when it is closed, it really doesn’t matter how tall it is. It will always “shrink-wrap” around the contents, using the padding defined on the a tags (links) inside of its menu list.
On Jan 31, 2014, at 12:07 AM, John Cooper wrote:
How tall should a HTML box be that contains a CSS menu.
Thing is it’s impossible to edit the menu unless the box is as tall as the text contents. But you don’t want the menu overlapping the page.
I have the box 50px high, and when I click inside, yes, all the contents are visible.
But the point is that it’s not possible to select text (for copying or deleting) because the cursor won’t do what I want. Only when I manually make the box bigger than the text can I satisfactorily manipulate text.
This has been going years and it’s now getting tiresome as I have a menu I frequently update.
Have you tried navigating your selection using the arrow keys? Arrow to the spot where you want your selection to begin, then hold down the shift key while you arrow to the end of the word. Not as easy as click-n-drag, I’ll warrant, but definitely do-able. Another shortcut that Freeway provides for editing something that’s overflowed is the Return key trick. Clcik once on the menu box, so that the handles appear at the corners, and then press the Return key on your keyboard. The item will become text-editable (expanding as necessary, and vaulting above all other layers if it isn’t the top-most element on the page). You may then be able to use the mouse to select text.
On Jan 31, 2014, at 10:37 AM, John Cooper wrote:
Joris, the problem isn’t seeing the text. I can see it and begin to select it. But I am not able to fully select it, and other woes associated with editing.
As the menu text is almost always going to be longer than the box of a horizontal menu, you’d think Freeway would have fixed this inability to edit overflowed text. In box model I could actually leave the box 2500px high and the menu still looks fine in Preview, but the body of the page is pushed down in edit mode.
Any other ideas? For instance is it possible to have the text off to the side in an editable box and the menu box reads that?
What compounds this is that I sometimes have to have more than one Master page (because of Freeway’s lack of sub master pages) so the menu has to be changed separately on all Masters.