Knowledge Base support case for Likno Web Tabs Builder, abstracted and stripped of all user’s private info.


Initial Email From:
Wolfgang
Initial Email Subject: tabs
Support Case Month: July 2012

Hi,
I would like to try out the tabs but cannot figure out how to get scrollbars into it with a fixed height. At the moment the text spills out of the tab. In your sample no.4 there appear only scrollbars if there is an external page.
What I find great is that the text remains in the last position if the user comes back to the tab with the scrollbars.
Will this also be without an external page?
Another question would be, I am using Dreamweaver for the Mac, but your program is only running under windows. Is it possible to get the created HTML code to my Mac Dreamweaver CS6 site. I do have access from my Windows running under VMWare Fusion to my Mac files.
Thanks in advance and by the way, your product is just great, very user-friendly, carefully designed with good help files.
Wolfgang

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello,

Regarding the scrollbars, please go to the “Body CSS” field and add the following:

overflow: auto;

This should stop the “bleeding” of the body content and create the scrollbars you want.

Regarding the Mac interaction, the best way would be to manually copy-paste the Linking Code to your file(s). The Link window has two tabs. The first is for automatic linking to your pages and the second is for manual linking. Select the second tab, copy-paste the code it gives you to your page and (if required) adjust the path to where you will upload your files.

Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
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Reply From: Wolfgang

Hello Kostas,

thanks for your advice, it works.

To my surprise, the interaction with the Mac works fine. I can compile in Windows and point to the shared website on the mac drive, go to Dreamweaver on the Mac, click refresh and the changes are immediately visible. Also the automatic linking works.

It took me a while to figure out how to get the tabs onto my page, I was looking for some HTML code I can copy into my page until I found the hint in the help file to create a Div with an ID which points to the Likno tabs, and suddenly the tabs appeared in my page.

So far so good, but I ran into another problem: I need the tabs in a Template where I can change the content for the tabs every time I create a new page from the template.

To make it more simple I decided to use a link to a local file for the Tab-content. Therefore I need to change only the link name, which needs to be done in an editable region.

To compile every time new tabs for hundred of pages would be a nightmare if any changes have to be done.

I hope there is a solution, please let me know how this problem could be solved.

One more thing I would like to mention. After I changed the Page link from absolute to relative the preview in the Tabs Builder did not work anymore, but it works in the compiled page. Tab builder says he cannot find the file.

I also still struggle with the auto height, it is always about 250 pix high. I expect it going down to the end of the visible page.

Thanks in advance

Wolfgang

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear WolfGang,

If I understand correctly, you want to have a single Tab project that you will use in several pages, each with different content (but same design).

The way to achieve this is to populate your Tabs through a UL/LI or DIVs structure.

In the “Project Tabs (F2)” select either the UL/LI or DIV population method, then go to the “Sample Code (F4)” to see a sample code that would populate the Tabs according to sample content you have set in the application.

This allows each page to have a different content, it allows having the content in a separate include file, it even allows automatically generated content (e.g. using PHP and MySQL).

Finally, regarding the auto-height, this can indeed be several pages tall , but please keep in mind that it does not work (and cannot work) for “external” files (which are really iFrames).

Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
www.likno.com
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