How to Create Blinds

Examples Below

A blind is a box that has a title, if you click on the box more information will open up below it.

1. Click to insert new element and choose Blinds from Miscellaneous in the Template Gallery.

Blinds Choose Blinds Element

2. Click the round gear to show this screen:

Blinds New Data

3. Enter the Title. This is what will appear as a link with a plus sign next to it. Clicking the red link will open the blind to display more information.

4. Enter a Group (optional) - if you want blinds to close automatically when a different blind is clicked. Use the same Group name for each blind. Feature unavailable.

Blinds Enter Title and Group

Note that inside the container, the top gear is for the blind. Inside the blind is a new container where you can add a text element. Make sure you click the top "insert new element" to insert information for your first blind, Which is below the blind title. (The bottom "insert" would be what you click for the next blind.)

Blinds Click to Insert Element

5. Choose the Formatted Text Block from the Element Gallery and define it to enter your hidden information.

Blinds Choose Text Element

Blinds Define Text Block

6. Add additional blinds by clicking the bottom element to add the next blind.

Blinds Add New Blind

You can change the information in the blind by editing the data for the element.

Blinds Edit Data

This is the information that will appear when the user clicks the blind. It can be any format and include images but should not contain another blind.

Add a second blind in the bottom "click to insert new element" link in this container.

This the information that will appear under my second blind. I gave it the same group name as the first blind which will cause the first blind to close when I click this one and vice versa.

Blinds are very useful for FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).

A nice example of a lot information being included in blinds is the Stabling Facilities information in the Animal and Food Science department.  Check it out at:

Open Blinds for Authoring

Blinds should appear opened when you are in author mode and will not show up as blinds until you press the Submit button.

If a blind is closed in authoring mode, you can open it by clicking it. You can also use "Actions" in the dark blue menu bar and click "Clear & Update Page Cache" (at the bottom of that list) to open all the blinds.

Move a Blind

Blinds cannot be copied and pasted in their entirety - but they can be moved. Click the round gear for the blind, click More, choose Move Up, Move Down, Move to Top, or Move to Bottom.

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