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Tooltips

You can display a tooltip when a user mouses over a marker. Normally, tooltips display for hotspots on maps that use a tiled layout in a Classic tour. By default, maps that use popups do not display tooltips, but you can choose to show the tooltip for popups when hotspots do not have any content or when a hotspot's action is set to Marker is clicked. Displaying a tooltip is useful if your hotspots link to another page or execute JavaScript when users click the marker. In that case you can use the tooltip to instruct users to click the marker.

You can set the tooltip text for each hotspot individually on the Edit Hotspot Content screen. For maps that display popups, if you do not specify text for the tooltip, the hotspot's title will display instead.

You can also display a tooltip when users mouse over your tour's banner. See how.

How to add tooltip text to a hotspot
  • Choose Hotspot > Edit Hotspot Content from the Tour Builder menu
  • On the Edit Hotspot Content screen:
    • Type the tooltip text in the Tooltip field

By default tooltips only display when you are using a tiled layout in a Classic tour, and do not display when you are using popups. Normally tooltips display for hotspots only when you are using a tiled layout and not for hotspots that display popups. If you want to display a tooltip for a hotspot that uses popups check the Show Tooltip When No Hotspot Content box on the Popup Behavior screen.

How to choose a tooltip style for a map
  • Choose Map > Map Setup from the Tour Builder menu
  • On the Map Setup screen:
    • Choose a new style from the Tooltip Style dropdown

The tooltip style applies to all hotspots on the same map.

Tooltip Styles

Tooltip styles define the appearance of the tooltips that display when users mouse over markers on your map. MapsAlive comes with several built-in tooltip styles or you can define your own to match your web page or map colors. When you create your own tooltip style you can specify:

  • Text color
  • Text font
  • Border color
  • Border thickness
  • Background color or transparent
  • Padding between text and border
  • Maximum width before text wraps
How to create a new tooltip style
  • Choose New > Resource > Tooltip Style from the Tour Builder menu
How to edit a tooltip style
  • Choose Library > Tooltip Styles from the Tour Builder menu
  • On the Tooltip Style Library screen:
    • Click the name of the tooltip style you want to edit
How to duplicate a tooltip style
  • Choose Library > Tooltip Styles from the Tour Builder menu
  • On the Tooltip Style Library screen:
    • Click the name of the tooltip style you want to duplicate
    • Choose Library > Duplicate from the menu
How to delete a tooltip style
  • Choose Library > Tooltip Styles from the Tour Builder menu
  • On the Tooltip Style Library screen:
    • Click the name of the tooltip style you want to delete
    • Choose Library > Delete from the menu

You cannot delete a tooltip style that is used by a map. You can see how many maps are using a tooltip style on the Tooltip Style Library screen. Click the Usage Count number to see which maps are using the tooltip style.

How to delete all unused tooltip styles
  • Choose Library > Tooltip Styles from the Tour Builder menu
  • On the Tooltip Style Library screen:
    • Choose Library > Delete Unused Tooltip Styles

This will delete all tooltip styles that are not used by any maps in your account. You can see how many maps are using a tooltip style on the Library > Tooltip Style Library screen.