I'm trying to something I thought would be remarkably easy. I'm a newbie to DPS. So forgive me. AE, PSD, PPro more my strengths, but I'm pretty proficient in Indesign. I get all the publishing stuff etc. What I am struggling with is simply creating a horizontal page containg a bunch of thumbnails. Once you click on a thumbnail, it sizes up to 100% - the size of the iPad. Touch it again and you go back to where you were on the page (which I'd like to be scrolling page and once you size up, you can swipe through and go through all the images at 100%, but right now I just need it to simply size up and size down. I'm scaling back my ambitions here!)
Any suggestions? Its really just an image gallery, click on a pic and it scales up. Click again, it goes down. At this point I'm looking into building it in Lightroom, exporting the HTML and importing that into the folio. But it seems crazy that something so simple can't be done directly in InDesign...
I'll be damned, honestly, but I figured this out. Bob, you are correct, its all about multi-state objects. But also about how buttons trigger them. The real trick is creating layered files, and then within the multi-state layer, assigning a button to each active state. To do this you have to cycle through each of them in the layers stack and select the active file, then assign a button to it refering it back to an earlier state...It is actually very easy and simple. Reading through this last sentence though, it sounds complex, but its actually amazingly simple once you know how. When I get through this project, I'll post a "how to" do it.
I really wish Adobe would re-think this. It needs an interface outside of InDesign. As designers/creators, we're visual people. Apple's DVD Studio Pro's visual interface was a really simple way to grasp and arrange all these moving parts. I can see how Digital Publishing could easily be helped by a better, more intuitive way of working...
Oh, I totally forgot - I managed to turn the enlarged thumbs into a slide show as well - so if you click on a thumbnail image, it fills the screen, then if you swipe, it starts a slide show, but if you tap (click), it reverts to the thumbs...amazing no one more than myself...
I really wish Adobe would re-think this. It needs an interface outside of InDesign.
They have one...it's called Dreamweaver.
Seriously, there are a ton of extensions that make a slideshow a 2 or 3 click process. You could even do it in Muse if you so choose but it's a bit more limiting.
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