I'm building a page with a MSO made out of a set of scrollable frames grouped each one with a picture (horizontal and vertical orientations). They change by means of a "go to next state" button.
So far, so good... But for the limit of the content inside scrollable frames:
The portrait page is 1024 × 768 (iPad vertical).
Main container frame is: 647 px high.
Embedded frame should reach 1426 px high to show the whole content. but it only gets to 846 px, so the content is incomplete and does not show in the iPad.
How much is too much for a scrollable frame? Is there an easy method to overcome that? Not that I want to put the Dead Sea Scrolls inside these frames but they are a bit too short for pour needs
Thanks, as usual
Gustavo Sánchez (Posting from Madrid)
OK. I found a workaround but it is something dirty and cumbersome: Make a new document or page with the needed page size (382 px × 1426), make there the frame to be embedded and then copy-paste into the scrollable frame.
Boy, isn't this kind of tricks like going back to the 90's?
My question about the limits stands there btw.
When you say it only gets to 846 px what does that mean? You can't make it any larger or that it won't display larger.
FWIW, I've found enlarging the pasteboard to be essential to working on large scrolling frames.
First of all I must admit I had no idea I could enlarge the pasteboard (just one of those thing that happens when you go almost straight from CS2 to CS6!).
I meant that the pasteboard makes no more way that 846 px for a frame that needs more space —1426 px. Now I assume that the limit for a text frame is set by the pasteboard size, Am I wrong?
Anyway I feel a bit wary of enlarging the pasteboard and damaging some other thing —perhaps a trauma from the notorious (kill) pasteboard XT from Quark).
Go into your preferences and enlarge the pasteboard’s vertical margin to somewhere around 800 px. Combined with the 768 you already have that should give you plenty of room to work with.
There’s no easy way to work with this unless you do.
And AFAIK, the pasteboard has been re-sizeable since the very first release of InDesign.