IMO, you'd be better off building it in Lightroom and placing the HTML. In fact you could even just use an HTML article.
If you want to do it in ID you'd have to do it as an MSO.
Thanks. What is an MSO, by the way?
Multi State Object.
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.
like you, I have built my books with Lightroom and wants to publish them as App for Ipad...
did you succed finally to build your via Lightroom and dreamweaver ?
Please let me know
thanks for your time
Nothing's changed. If you can export an HTML based lightbox out of
Lightroom (I have LR 5 and I think that's been removed) then you can
simply link to the HTML.
thanks for your response
where am I supposing to find this option ?