Menus and Translation

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Menus and Translation

The functions in this tab allow you to enable and customize the two types of menus available in the embedded eBook viewer. You can add an application menu to be displayed at the top left corner of the viewer, and a context menu to be displayed when the user right-clicks on an eBook page.



prod_tip       Zoom +/- Keys

In your finished EWriter eBook pressing the CTRL+[Plus] and CTRL+[Minus] keys will zoom the eBook display in and out


Activating and deactivating menus

Select the check boxes above the menu types includes or excludes the menus from your eBook.

Configuring and customizing menus

Existing menu items: Click in the demo menu to select an item or position in the menu. Then click on the entry type on the right and configure it with the options displayed.

New items: Click in the menu where you want to insert the item and select Add or Insert. Then define the menu type and configure it.

Moving items: Select the item and use the four move buttons to move it around. The < and > buttons are only active for items below submenu items.

Deleting and resetting: The Delete button removes the current item. The Reset button restores all menus to the default settings, deleting any custom menus.

Entry types


A number of standard commands supported by the eBook viewer. They include commands for navigating in the eBook, selecting and copying text, printing pages and closing the eBook.

Page link

A link to a page in your eBook. You can select the page from a drop-down list of all the pages in your source folder.

Web link

A link to an external web page.

Enter the full URL, including the http:// prefix.

Pages will open in the eBook viewer or the user's default browser, depending on the setting in the Visual Appearance tab.

Execute external file:

Creates an entry that runs a program or opens an external document. Enter the name and path to the file and any additional execution parameters you wish to use.

Submenus and dividers:

These entries create submenu headings and dividers to organize your menus. After creating a submenu you can move other entries into the submenu with the four move buttons (up / down / left / right).


The captions displayed in the menus. Add a an ampersand (&) character before the letter that you want to be active for the keyboard shortcut for the menu option.