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Menu Writer 2 target

Thread began 3/04/2010 6:52 pm by psconsulting346635 | Last modified 4/24/2010 7:44 pm by rick405729 | 740 views | 3 replies |


Menu Writer 2 target

When I create a drop down menu I am linking items on my menu to PDF documents and I want them to open in a new window, not replace the current window. The only way I can do this at the moment is to actually go into the code an insert a 'target="_blank" .

Example - Menuwriter creates this line of code

<a href="">MY PDF Document</a>

I have to insert target="_blank" as below

<a href="" target="_blank">My PDF document</a>

I have quite a few documents I'm linking to and it's a pain to search through the code and add this to every link. Is there a way Menuwriter handles this? If not, it should.


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Hi Peter,

MenuWriter can't accomodate this at the moment [see this post], I agree it should be an existing feature.

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Thanks for the link to the post.

This is a huge problem because I am adding and updating pages all the time. Right now I have to go through the code and insert target="_blank" into every link.

Really disappointing news, I can't believe this wasn't taken care of in the development of this extension.

I guess I have to give up on the idea of a nice drop down menu and go back to using an ugly table with plain text links.

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I had the same question. If you RIGHT click inside one of the menu tabs on your newly created menu then you can simply choose the Target frame. You must be in Design mode.

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