About Skins

A skin is a file that contains information about the appearance of an online output window, including navigation elements. Depending on the type of output, a skin can help to determine the following:

  • Pane position
  • Slide-out menu style
  • Main menu position
  • Top menu depth levels
  • User interface text
  • How big the output window should be and where it should be positioned on the user's screen
  • Which online elements (e.g., TOC, index, search) are included in the output and which one should be the default element (the one that is active when users first access the output)
  • And other settings…