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Is there a way to have the content in a box change every time the page is opened?

Last Updated: Jul 08, 2013  |  2604 Views
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Yes! There are two ways you can do this:

Click on one of the links above - the instructions will appear here!

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  1. Yay! Your read my mind!
    by Kathy on Jan 16, 2013.
  2. Hi, quick question about this ... obviously this is a pretty new feature, but is there/will there be a way to include navigational arrows in the box so users could manually scroll through the rotating information?

    Thanks. :)
    by Kerry on Jan 18, 2013.
  3. Excellent question, Kerry. There is not a way to do this at the moment, but I will run the idea by our team and see if that might be possible.
    by Ken Liss on Jan 18, 2013.
  4. Is there a way to rotate this automatically (similar to the rotate an image script?)
    http://guidefaq.com/a.php?qid=83238
    by Carrie on Feb 05, 2013.
  5. Hi Carrie - We have now added the capability to have the box change at an interval that you set, without having to reload the page. Thanks for the great idea! - Ken
    by Ken Liss on Feb 05, 2013.
  6. Fantastic new feature and easy to follow instructions. Many thanks.
    by Lisa on Apr 03, 2013.
  7. Question: I used the code to create my rotating box but the content spill out of the box on my libguide welcome page. Is there a way to align the texts within the rotating box to the left?
    by Sam on Apr 10, 2013.
  8. Hi, Sam!
    I'll get in touch with you via email and we can see what the issue is.

    Best,
    -Cindi
    by Cindi Trainor on Apr 11, 2013.
  9. This works! The only thing is that the code seems to strip out some of the styling set by my institution as a default and reverts it back to LibGuides defaults - the boxes rotating within the box are fine, just the outer box reverts to Librguides defaults - any suggestions?
    Thanks!
    by Rebecca on Apr 19, 2013.
  10. Hi, Rebecca!
    I'm going to email you to ask for the link where this is happening so I can take a look. :)

    Best,
    -Cindi
    by Cindi Trainor on Apr 19, 2013.
  11. Sigh... I am not a coder. I thought I followed the directions, but when I try it, it is giving a message for all the content boxes that the api call box id is not found. Could you please look at the page - http://libguides.gatech.edu/aecontent.php?pid=408188&sid=3896897, and tell me what I've done wrong?
    by Mary Axford on Jun 13, 2013.
  12. Hi Mary!
    I am happy to help. Can you specify which box I need to look at? If it's the subject menu, it seems to be working fine, but maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.
    Could you clarify what page/box you are having trouble with, and the box IDs that you're attempting to use in the rotator code?
    by Valentina Mayz on Jun 13, 2013.
  13. Hi Mary -
    Thanks for emailing me the code. I will take a look and get back to you via email :-)
    by Valentina Mayz on Jun 13, 2013.
  14. We have set up rotating boxes with "Books from the Catalog" type boxes as the source. Our default is to have the links open in a new window, but in the rotating boxes, the links are opening in the same window. Is there some way we can change this?
    by Karen on Jun 19, 2013.
  15. Hi Karen,
    I think I'll have to take a look at the guide, to see what's going on.
    I'll email you off this post :).
    by Zinthia Briceno on Jun 19, 2013.
  16. Is it possible to somehow stabilize the box so that it stays the same size, no matter what size the images are inside the box?
    by Beryl Pagan on Aug 22, 2013.
  17. Hi Beryl,
    Could you send me the URL of the page you're using this in? if there's a resizing issue, it'll be easier to help if I can take a look.
    by Valentina Mayz on Aug 22, 2013.

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