Question about Expanding Text

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Question about Expanding Text

Postby DavidSkoglund on Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:33 pm

I'm new to MadCap Flare and I'm experimenting with some of the features. I want to make use of the expanding text feature and have a H2 expand to show a procedure. I haven't quite got it to do what I want it to do/think it should do.

I've got these two implementations. In the first the text isn't showing as H2, but the expand icon shows inline with the text. In the second one, the heading shows as H2 but the expand icon is not inline with the text.

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Wondering what I'm doing wrong. Here's the XML code behind the two.

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        <MadCap:expanding>
            <h2>
                <MadCap:expandingHead>Order for an Existing Customer</MadCap:expandingHead>
            </h2>
            <MadCap:expandingBody>

              [CONTENT]

            </MadCap:expandingBody>
        </MadCap:expanding>




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       <MadCap:expanding>
            <MadCap:expandingHead>
                <h2>Order for a New Customer</h2>
            </MadCap:expandingHead>
            <MadCap:expandingBody>
             
              [CONTENT]

            </MadCap:expandingBody>
        </MadCap:expanding>
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Re: Question about Expanding Text

Postby Dave Lee on Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:51 am

Expanding text is intended for displaying sections of inline text inside a paragraph, so it isn't appropriate for what you want to do.

Instead, use either a toggler or a drop down. A toggler is probably best, if you want to use headings (h2) as the link.
Toggler: https://help.madcapsoftware.com/flare20 ... gglers.htm
Drop down: https://help.madcapsoftware.com/flare20 ... n-Text.htm
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Re: Question about Expanding Text

Postby DavidSkoglund on Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:32 am

Thanks for the clarification. Like I said, I'm just starting to learn the product.
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