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Once you define tree properties, access this dialog by clicking the edit icon for an individual tree in Manage Trees or by choosing Edit Tree from the Tree Element menu at the page level to view or update a tree structure (see the Elements Reference for details). This dialog also displays from Referring Trees to update links for deleted pages.
Tree hierarchy is represented by standard outline indenting and nesting. CommonSpot includes several options for quickly and conveniently creating trees and tree links, including adding the current page as a root node, selecting a page as a root node, or "quick-adding" root nodes.
For new trees, the left panel is blank. Click Add Node to create a hierarchical structure. CommonSpot displays these options:
Once you establish a tree outline you can easily change tree properties or tree type : add, remove, or reposition nodes: and change node properties and relationships.
Select a tree node to display options. Your current selection is highlighted and the node name displays in the right panel Title field, with other available options in the Properties right panel.
Adds a new node. Choose from the following options:
Activate or Deactivate (grayed out). Active nodes display on publication, inactive nodes do not.
Click to remove nodes.
Moves this node and its children one level lower in the hierarchy.
Moves this node and its children one level higher in the hierarchy.
You can also click and drag to reposition nodes.
Note the instructions in the dialog header:
CTRL-click-and-drag reverses this logic: dropping a node in the first child position makes a sibling, dropping it anywhere else makes a child.
Tree and node properties are a function of the Tree Properties Definition XML and Node Properties Definition XML defined for the Tree Type, with display controlled by the layout selected for the tree type, the styles assigned to the specific tree and the layout (typically a render handler) selected for the tree at the page level.
Create or select a node in the left column and assign attributes in the right. You must separately save each set of node attributes by clicking the Save button at the bottom of the right panel after you make changes. Click Cancel to exit without saving.
You can assign the following standard options to each node:
NOTE: Settings in Tree Navigation Layout Properties define which items render on a page or template for all fields. For example, if Image is deselected in Layout Properties for this tree, any image chosen here or elsewhere in the tree will not display. Make sure to enable all elements you want displayed. See Tree Navigation Layout Properties in the Elements Reference for details.
Parameters: You can also add custom tree and node metadata to request additional fields. For examples, review the files in commonspot/samples/trees and the demo site.
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