tooltip is a short bit of explanatory text that appears when a reader hovers the mouse over a link. The explanatory text disappears automatically after a time, or when the mouse is moved away. To create a tooltip:

  • Select the text or graphic over which the tooltip is to appear;
  • Click the Link button in the Editor Toolbar;
  • In the URL box, just type the character #;
  • Type the tooltip text you wish to appear in the box named Title;
  • Click the OK button.


A "lightbox" is an image displayed in a secondary window which pops up over the page being viewed when a link is clicked, part-obscuring the page until the lightbox is dismissed. To create a lightbox:

  • Select the text or graphic that is to be clickable to reveal the lightbox;
  • Click the Document button in the Editor Toolbar;
  • In the File Browser, find and click on the image that is to be displayed (as in the instructions for inserting pictures);
  • Optionally, add text to the Title box - this will appear as a tooltip when the user hovers over the link, and also as a title at the top of the shadowbox;
  • In the Rel box, type the word "shadowbox";
  • Click the Insert button.

You can display a library of images in a lightbox, with forward and backward arrows that allow you to scan through the image library. To do this, create a number of lightbox links on a webpage, exactly as described above, but give the shadowboxes a library name by typing "shadowbox"[libraryname]" in the Rel box, where libraryname is whatever name you choose for the image library. You can make up whatever library name you like - all you need to do is to give each shadowbox the same library name in order to link the images. A webpage can even have more than one image library, by using multiple sets of lightbox links, each set with its own distinctive library name.


The tooltip and lightbox features can be very useful, but should not be over-used.