4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 11, 2013 8:01 AM by BobLevine

    objects states in an object state

    hooplife Level 1

      I am finding it impossible to insert an object state into a state of another object state...

       

      So that in object state 1 there is another series of object states (B) that would disappear once object state 1 goes to the next state...

       

      the end result I am trying to achieve is to have a question in an object state that the user can touch to show the answer...

       

      example: state 1 appears a question...when you touch it the answer appears, in state 2 a different question/answer etc...

        • 1. Re: objects states in an object state
          BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          This can be done but not directly.

           

          Take the MSO that you'd like to put into another MSO and anchor it to an

          empty text frame. Then add the text frame to the MSO.

           

          Bob

          • 2. Re: objects states in an object state
            hooplife Level 1

            I have been trying to do this with no luck...what are the steps to follow to anchor the mso to the empty text frame?

            • 3. Re: objects states in an object state
              Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              @hooplife – there are two solutions:

               

              1. InDesign CS5: copy or cut the MSO to the clipboard, paste after selecting the one and only insertion point in the empty text frame with your text tool (= double click the text frame with the selection tool). You can change position of the inserted MSO by using the anchored object options.

               

              2. InDesign CS5.5 and above:

               

              if you select an object you may have noticed that there is a new control on every object: the small blue square. Hover your mouse pointer over the square and just follow the instructions of the tool tip.

               

              In case you have disabled the tool tips function:

               

              Simply drag the little blue square to the one and only insertion point in the empty text frame.
              Use shift + drag to get the same result like pasting the MSO to the insertion point or:
              use alt + drag to immediately getting the options for anchored objects.

               

              Uwe

              • 4. Re: objects states in an object state
                BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                You do need to have frames visible in order to do this.

                 

                Bob