Ok. Forgot InDesign Animation is for PDF export. Some of the animation I was using in my Folio was sparse... I can live without it.
HOWEVER, these interactive items work on the local/computer Preview Panel, but DON'T work
in the Content Viewer App (per the specs in my original post).
- Buttons used to change a multi-state object on the same page
- scrollable frames
Slideshow does work with the Content View app.
I can share the folio with you if you want. What's your screen name?
[Animations DO NOT work with PDF! It’s SWF only.]
You are right, I was remembering a robust presentation we did a while ago and we hosted it as an SWF file on the web. I thought it was a "PDF (Interactive)." Thanks for setting us all straight.
Much to your benefit... I spoke with another Art Director here and we figured out why my elements weren't working.
Here are the answers for everyone's benefit:
1. SCROLLABLE FRAME: I didn't include the Empty graphic box on the far right of the active viewable area. (See Bob Bringhurst's "Digital Publishing Suite Tips App")
2. All BUTTONS must be scripted "On Release" (I incorrectly had it as "On Click")
3. My second BUTTON was an info icon that I wanted to show a modal [pop-up] window and then have some way to close that new window.
I made both the info icon and the modal window as buttons and used the "Show/Hide button" actionscript. This doesn't work with "On Release."
Make the modal window into a Multi-state Object.
State 1= No Fill/empty graphic box. State 2= the complete modal window. State 1 is the default view so it appears blank when the viewer first sees the page. The info icon button "On Release" shows State 2.
To make the modal window disappear, create a separate No Fill/empty graphic box DIRECTLY OVER the modal window. (Don't to forget to add an "X" or "Close" into the design as a visual clue only). Make this empty box a button and have it script "On Release" to show State 1 of your multi-state object modal window.
Thanks to you guys! I'm sure I'll have more. And thanks a million for the App with tips Bob B., keep updating this please!
I am very new to this DPS stuff but have been creating a magazine for over seven years on indesign.
My problem...understanding content viewer? I do not have an iPad, yet, but would like to preview my work accurately before publishing our new digital magazine.
I am creating an interactive media guide for our sales team so as to get my feet wet before getting dunked.
I've created a folio by adding articles using the "add open" document function. I have three articles and the cover, with animation, is not working in the content viewr but does work in the SWF preview selection?
I made sure that all three of my articles were created as png files, NOT pdf's.
however the other two pages do not have animation but slideshow properties.
Any ideas on why my content viewer is failing?
First off... BUY AN iPAD! You're going to drive yourself nuts if you don't have one.
Secondly when I said animations are SWF only, that's it! No DPS, no PDF.
And it seems you're confusing the PDF format for folios with PDF documents. In either case it remains the same. You can't use native InDesign animations.