Can anyone help with creating decent vertical menu bar?

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I need help with formatting text please. I created a website with a horizontal menu bar that is automatically formatted by a template ( I added a left text box with text and links to match the horizonal bar. My goal is to have the left vertical menu text look exactly like the horizontal menu bar. I have published a separate website with a vertical menu bar to show you what I want the vertical menu to look like in the Company A website ( Company A's website would include matching horizontal and vertical menu bars when completed. I am a novice, but I can copy and paste if you can help.
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Hello Robert

I believe the best thing for you to do is to create your own custom menu as this will probably give you the look you're wanting to achieve. If you're wanting the simplest route, then I suggest creating text links for your menu.

1. You can take your pages out of your menu (click on the "Edit Menu" button and drag the pages from "in menu" to "out menu" - this will hide your default menu).
2. Create your own page text links in a text widget and place them where you'd like this new menu to show up. This can be done by adding text, highlighting it and clicking on the link button on the text toolbar and linking to the specific page on your site. You can then edit the text links using the Edit Toolbar to appear the way you would like.

If you want to make your own buttons for a custom navigation, you will need to create the button, and then link it to the specific page on your site.

There are quite a few banner/button making programs on the Internet if you would like to create your own. I have used a few programs which worked quite nicely if you would like to give them a try: Banner Fans and Banner Maker Pro, (this is not a free program, but they do have a free trial available).

You can then link the button like this:

1. Add the button to your page, using the image widget.
2. Click on 'Properties' on the right-hand sidebar.
3. Click on 'Choose a Link' and make your selection; you will be able to choose to link to a page in your site, an outside URL, an email address or a file.
4. Click on 'Apply'

To check that your link is working, preview your page and then click on the link.

We have two tutorials that will help in explaining this process:

* Creating Subpages
* Creating Links

Please note that the menu is a feature of the style you select. If it is not working for you, you may need to consider changing styles. We have a link to your support page which has a style guide: Yola Style Guide which has a handy filter function for you to see which style you might like.

Please let me know if this does not meet your needs and we can think of other alternatives.
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Links are broken.

Check out my vertical bar.

www in front

tell me if you want something like that
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The correct link for the current site is

To clarify what I am looking for, I published using a different template that comes with a vertical menu bar that looks exactly like the horizontal menu bar used in the first website. Can I somehow simply copy the menu bar info from the Rightmenu site and paste it into the left text box of the companya site? (Changing the underlying hyperlinks of course.)

The vertical text menu that I manually created simply looks horrible.

I want to keep both menus (horizontal and vertical) in my site.

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Hello Robert,

I'm not sure why you want to keep both menus - if they're going to be exactly the same anyway. Are you able to edit the font on your manually created vertical menu? Personally, I find the text difficult to read on the textured background. If the text is clear and the navigation is logical, people will get around your site just fine. Best wishes,

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