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A friendly way of pointing things out
A Hint appears when the user hovers over a particular part of the page, as defined in your Context. Hints are normally applied to part of a page and this part is highlighted by an orange dotted line.
Here are some scenarios for which this message type would be useful:
Follow the steps below to create and save your Hint message.
TIP! If you are including voting in your message, it’s handy to make the message box taller so the voting option doesn’t overlap your message text.
You can change the dimensions of your Hint box by changing the width and height values.
To do this, go to Insert, Insert Template or use the icon on the Toolbar.
If you want to use the Template type of External content, you will need to know some information about its source. You can find this information by using your browser’s Inspect function on the External content you wish to display.
To find out more about the terminology used here and how to find the items you need, please refer to our Guide to Recognition Rules and Context Parameters.
You can check your message using the Preview option in the View menu.
A new window will open containing your message content and formatting for review.
Now click on ‘Ok’ to save.
You will see that your Hint message has now appeared in the Help Item Overview list. When selected, you can view and edit the Hint message properties on the right.
Now you need to set some properties for your message.
Assignment: The message must be assigned to the relevant users. To do this, highlight your message in the Help Item Overview to see the message settings displayed on the right. In the Targeting section, you can use the drop-down or start typing to find a User Group, Role Category, Filter or Campaign for your audience.
Proactive Voting: If you want to see feedback from your users on whether your message was helpful, you can switch this ‘On’. The results can be found in the Proactive Support Report.
Validity: If your message is only relevant for a certain period of time, you can set a first and last active day for your message.
Translations: If you wish to enter your message in more than one language, additional translations can be added here.