In the Tooltip widget I've placed a png image in the trigger box (the blank box, not the rounded box where type goes), but can't seem to resize it. Is there a way I can do this?
If I'm understanding this correctly, then you're trying to resize the trigger boxes within your webpage.
This is possible. Not sure how you're doing it, but we can do this by single clicking on the trigger box so that the bounding boxes appear around the trigger box of the tooltip and then we can resize it easily to any extent we want for our design.
Please let me know if this is not the case.
If you're doing a File > Place and then placing the PNG image within the trigger box, then you can single click on the image twice to select the image individually and see the bounding boxes appear around the image so that you can drag it and resize it. The trigger box will fit itself according to the PNG image after your resize operation.
Thank you shnath, My post was about resizing an image within the target/trigger boxes, not resizing the box itself. Since posting my question I did discover the Fitting options in the Fill drop down. Those options seem to be the only way to scale an image placed within a trigger or target box. I can't adjust the images I've File/Placed in either the trigger of target boxes the same way that a jpg or png placed in a plain (non trigger-target) box can be incrementally resized.
Assuming we're taking about images brought in via File:Place or by dragging and dropping a file from the Finder/Explorer, the resizing should work the same regardless of whether the image is in a trigger or not.
When a graphic is in a trigger container in a widget, and first click to select will show "Widget" in the Control Strip. The second will show "Container" for the trigger container. The third will show "Image Frame" for the bounding/cropping rectangle around the image. From there a double click will select "Image" which can then be resize or moved within the cropping rectangle.
To resize an image without changing its crop, click until the "Image Frame" is selecting, then grab a selection handle and resize. To change the crop, you can use the same approach, but hold down the Command/Control key while moving the selection handle.
Hopefully that's helpful? Perhaps I'm not understanding the question/confusion?
One nuance with objects inside a Container is that the container will resize to be large enough to fully encampass a contained object that is resized larger, but the Container will not automatically resize smaller when a contained object is made smaller.
Designish, have you tried selecting the placed image twice by clicking the placed image? I've tested the same scenario at my end and I'm able to see the bounding boxes around the placed image within the trigger box. It works and I can resize it manually.
Please check this small video that I have created to demonstrate, how you can resize the image placed in the trigger of a tool tip, http://project02.businesscatalyst.com/jing/2012-06-14_2050.swf
Let me know if this is what you are trying to accomplish.
Thank you all,
The key was using File>Place to place the image in the target box. I usually choose File>Place, but with the trigger/target thought I had to use the Fill drop down menu and select the image through that (the drop down shows a folder you can choose an image from or a trash can to delete an image). Using File>Place gives me a lot more flexibility working with an image. Thanks for clearing this up!
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