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Configuring Web Menus

When EMS Web App is first installed, the main menu has a layout that determines the following:

• The default parent menu options.

• The order of the parent options in the main menu.

• The child options that appear under each parent menu option.

• The order of the child options under each parent menu option.

You can add customized menu items to the existing list of system menus. These custom items can be links to EMS Web App pages or to websites outside EMS Web App.

1. On the EMS menu bar, click Configuration > Everyday User Applications > Web App Menus. The Web App Menus window opens. This window lists all the current parent menu items and child options in alphabetical order. Buttons to the right enable you to create new menus, change existing ones, delete, and print.

2. To configure a new menu, click New. The Web App Menu dialog box opens. The Web App Menu tab is the active tab.

3. Enter the information for the new web menu item.



Menu Text

The text for the item as it is to appear on the EMS Web App menu.


A number that indicates the order in which this menu option is to appear relative to other menu items that fall under the same parent menu. Items are ordered from lowest to highest sequence number, with the item with the lowest sequence number appearing first.

Note: If you leave the sequence set to the default value of zero for all menu items, then by default, the items are displayed alphabetically.


The URL or web address for the menu (for example,

Parent Menu

The primary menu under which this new menu item is found.

New Window

Select this option if this new menu item should open in a new browser window or tab (with EMS Web App remaining open behind the new window or tab.

Authenticated Users Only

Select this option if access to this new menu item is restricted to only those users who have logged in to EMS Web App.

4. If translations have been defined for web templates (see Configuring Language Translations), then open the Translations tab, and for each translation, click in the Text field, and enter the appropriate translation for the menu item.

5. Click OK. The Web App Menu dialog box closes and returns you to the Web App Menus window with the newly configured menu option displayed in the window.

Note: If you have EMS Web App open, you might have to log out and then log back in to see the new menu item.