0 Replies Latest reply on May 3, 2013 5:37 PM by WLeonard59

    InDesign Buttons Fail to Launch

    WLeonard59

      I'm struggling with InDesign buttons.  I am attemping to hide an answer under one button, and reveal it by clicking on another following these steps.

       

      • I created the No. 1 as the button to click and reveal the response to the right of it.
      • I created a text box for the text to the right of the No. 1
      • Created the larger text box half hidden by the photo I have pulled to the left, which will be revealed when the 1 is clicked
      • Created the photo as a "cover" over the text box
      • Clicked on the single line of text, created a button with the characteristics
        • on release
        • normal
        • clicked the check box "hidden until triggered"
      • Clicked on the large text box and created a button with the following characteristics
        • on release
        • normal
        • clicked the check box "hidden until triggered"
      • Clicked on the 1 and created a button with the following characteristics:
        • on release
        • show or hide
        • single line of text
        • normal
          • on click
          • animation
          • created an animation to fly in from right
          • on click
            • on click
            • show or hide
            • large text box
            • click
      • Clicked on the photo and created a button with the following characteristics
        • on release
        • show or hide
        • large text box
        • normal
          • on click
          • animation
          • created animation for photo to fade out
          • click

      InDesign Button Picture.png

      When I preview the animation, the large text box never appears. I had the same problem to begin with, with the single line of text, and the fix was to change from flying in from the right to fade in. 

       

      I spend hours every time I start one of these "animations," and sometimes I find the choices I made changed after I left the menu; other times, I find it will work if I select a different animation; sometimes, I wait until the next day and start it all over.  It's really frustrating.  I have yet to get the "swoosh" animation to work. Has anyone encountered these same problems? 

       

      I'm a very new user, but I have watched every YouTube and read every tutorial I can find on these buttons. Nothing seems to be helping.

       

      I appreciate any help you can give me!

       

      Thanks.