Menu button with different fonts in label and menu?

Jonathan Lynch jonathandlynch at
Wed Aug 25 17:03:20 EDT 2010

In case anyone needs to do this, I figured out how.

Create an image, with the desired label text and place it over the the
pulldown menu button. Then set the disabled of the image to true. The image
is not altered when it is disabled, so the button still appears to have a
standard font - actually it is the image made to look like the button, but
the user will not realize that. When you click on a disabled image, the
click goes through to the object below. In this case, the object below is a
button using wingdings font.



On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 9:58 AM, <jonathandlynch at> wrote:

> Sending mouseup to a pulldown menu does not make the menu appear. Using
> popup on a pulldown menu messes up the appearance of the button. This is on
> an older version or Rev that I use at work.
> If you disable a field, you can click through it - but the text in the
> disabled field will be grey.
> Thanks, though - do you have any other suggestions? I think I am going to
> have to resort to using a substack for the menuitems of that button.
> Peace,
> J
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> When you say graying out the text, have you set the blendLevel of the field
> to some number, like 50? If so, you can see the underlying object, but the
> text is grayed. Try setting the "transparent" of the field instead. Then
> the
> text remains sharp, and only the white space is removed.
> As for letting messages through, I think you will have to script this,
> sending a mouseUp to the object of interest explicitly. The lockText of the
> field should be set to "true".
> Craig Newman
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