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Edited by Gary W. Priester Number 80 • REVISED June 4, 2008


Guest Tutorial #80
2008 Ima Guest

Several users have asked if it is possible to create drop down menus in Xtreme 4. The answer is Yes. By a clever combination of a pop up layer or layers and mouse over, mouse down layers it is possible to create a single or a series of drop down menus.

In this tutorial, Ima Guest, this month's Guest Tutor will show you how to create a semi-transparent 3-state drop down menu.

UPDATE: When this Guest Tutorial was first published, four days ago, it did not appear to be possible to create multiple drop down menus. Since then John (covoxer) has demonstrated that it is indeed possible. You just have to get the layers in the correct order. Ima Guest and I have added a new page (Page 6) that shows how to create multiple drop down menus and even a fly out submenu.


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