Navigation Panels

The Navigation panel feature has been re-written for version 6. If you are upgrading from version 5, and had enabled or modified the navigation panels, please review these strings so that you can make the appropriate changes to your settings for version 6.

String
Default Value
Description
SkipNavPanel
depricated
See NavLinks
Imagedir
depricated
See NavImagePath
TextNav
depricated
See NavImagePath
NavHeadings
0
If set to '1' will use actual headings instead of the words 'next' and 'previous'
NavLinks
AUTO
If AUTO, navigation panels will be generated when multiple HTML files are produced as a result of file splitting, or because index or table of contents files are generated.

If OFF, no navigation panels are generated.

If ON, navigation panels are always generated.

Navigation panels contain links between the current file and the next, previous, index, table of contents and the title page files. The layout of the navigation panel is controlled by the strings UNavPanel, NavHeadings and NavImagePath.
NavImagePath
Empty
If empty, navigation panels are generated using text strings. If non-empty, it is the URL of a directory which must contain images for each of the navigation buttons:
prev.gif – previous file
next.gif – next file
first.gif – the first file, usually a title page
contents.gif – the external table of contents
index.gif – the index file

There is also a link to each of the current documents ancestors, this is always textual.
UNavPanel

Manipulation of this string is beyond the scope of this guide. The default setting for this string yields a table with a single cell containing navigation links. If a link is inappropriate in a particular context, it is skipped. The order of the links is:
First file
Previous file
Next file
Table of Contents
Index
A vertical bar as a separator
The list of links to the ancestors of the current file (using the titles for the link text)