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How to enable drop-down menus on tab-bar (am I blind?)

  Asked By: Madeline    Date: Mar 07    Category: MOSS    Views: 6766

I know you can enable drop-down menus on the top tab bar to provide
drop-down menu access to sub-sites. I just can't seem to find where the
option to do so is located within MOSS.

I finally found this page:


Which shows a screen shot of a page that you apparently find via:

"a variety of navigation options that can be manipulated at the
Navigation Settings page, accessible through the Site Actions menu."

I'm going crazy searcing for this 'Navigation Settings' page. I do not
see this listed anywhere on the Site Settings page. Is my eyesight



9 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Shayla Mcbride     Answered On: Mar 07

It says to go to site  ACTIONS > SITE SETTINGS > LOOK AND FEEL >

I don't have a 'NAVIGATION' option. My Look and Feel menu  looks like


Look and Feel
Title, description, and icon
Tree view
Site theme
Top link bar
Quick Launch
Save site as template
Reset to site definition


What would have cuased me to not see the NAVIGATION option on any of my

Answer #2    Answered By: Jarvis Rowe     Answered On: Mar 07

The navigation  option will only exist on Publishing Sites. If you have
MOSS installed, you can go to site  Settings, Site Admin, Site Features
and turn on Publishing in WSS team sites. Otherwise, you are stuck with
the WSS Top Link Bar and Quick Launch Nav settings.

Answer #3    Answered By: Christian Waters     Answered On: Mar 07

If you are stuck with WSS, it's not terribly difficult to customize the
tab navigation  using a custom master page  and code. I think I have an
example I wrote somewhere I could dig up if you're interested.

Answer #4    Answered By: Virendar Bahudur     Answered On: Mar 07

We are looking into options  for a drop-down  menu in a Server 2007
setup where Publishing is not turned on. Does anyone have a code
snippet they could share or any suggestions for implementing this?

Answer #5    Answered By: Sierra Beck     Answered On: Mar 07

If you mean drop downs and flyouts on the Top navigation  Bar and the
QuickLaunch Bar then this can be achieved even in Windows SharePoint
Services 3.0 simply by modifying the properties of the SitemapProviders
and ASPMENU controls. When Publishing is turned on you have a UI
interface to make these changes programmatically, but you can do the
same thing by editing the attributes of the controls on the Master Page.
Here's what to look for:

Search for ASPMENU. You will find  two controls. One is the Top Nav Bar
and the other is the Quicklaunch. You can tell which is which by
checking the ID attribute. If you modify the values for the
StaticDisplayLevels and MaximumDynamicDisplayLevels attributes you can
have SharePoint display dropdown and Flyout menus.

You might want to take a look at the following blog to find out more
about some of the attributes that can be used in the master page.

blogs.msdn.com/.../moss-navigation-deep-dive-p" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">blogs.msdn.com/.../moss-navigation-deep-dive-p

I know the page  is about a publishing site, but these controls are used
in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 as well.

Answer #6    Answered By: Elisabeth Walsh     Answered On: Mar 07

One quick addition. You won't be able to turn on publishing in Site
Features until you've turned on Publishing Infrastructure in Site Collection
Features. For publishing to work you need both.

Answer #7    Answered By: Bhavesh Doshi     Answered On: Mar 07

Are you using MOSS or WSS? The menu  item should appear from
the following menus:

Site Actions > site  Settings > Modify Navigation

Also this navigation  option appears from the portal level. You need to be at
this level to use it. If you are further down the hierarchy then you will
not get this option. You can modify the navigation at a site level, but that
is not the page  you require.

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