Sorted! As it turns out, in CS6 a few things aren't possible that worked in CS4. In CS4 I had multiple buttons on top of panel that itself was a button too, in order to be able to show/hide it. In other words, I had a panel with 3 nav buttons on it (i.e. overlapping the panel) that I could show/hide. In CS6 this is not possible anymore as I did a few tests. Now I have a panel with only a close icon, grouped that as 1 button and gave only the close icon a rollover state. Not ideal – as this limits the navigation options – but it works for the project I'm working on.
Can anyone confirm if my findings are correct? Thanks!
Not yet Uwe. I'm waiting for some feedback from others, to make sure I'm not the only one.
I am having a similar problem with CS6 and show/hide buttons in an interactive PDF. I am having the German CS6 version of InDesign (just as info).
What my problem is: I have made some sort of „gallery“, where there are small versions of all pictures on the page, and a big version of everyone are on a pile over each other.
When you click the small „preview“ image I made a show/hide action that it should show the big version of the picture. This worked fine on the first page where I tried this!
But on the second page with other images it wasn’t working at all. When I opened the PDF in my Acrobat Pro (Version 10.1.7) the buttons did not show up the pictures when I
clicked them. The first image stayed there.
I for sure checked my setting several times, everything is fine and correct in the actions and buttons area. In the SWF preview I checked it too, everything should work fine.
Yes, I know that this preview is just for SWF, but it is a fast checking tool for actions.
Afterwards I also tried opening the file with the PDF viewer. The problem still was there.
What „solved“ my problem for now was to make an idml and open the file in CS5. Making an interactive PDF out of the CS5 – and it worked!
Though I am just at the very beginning of my document, so lets see if CS5 will be my solution until I am finished with it.
To summ it up, it seems this is really a bug in CS6. I also read here http://forums.adobe.com/message/4482056 that this seems to be a bug. But one in the forum mentioned
this bug should be fixed with the new release. But this was back in 2012! I have the newest update. But I still have the problem.
Maybe it will take some time until it is fixed in the German version? I am not sure. It is really annoying.
I think writing a bug report should be done in this case!
Thanks Magdalena, it's good to hear that there's more to it. I will certainly look into your fix later on as I have another project coming up that involves buttons as well. Thanks!
I hope that you can work with CS5 or CS4 and it works for you – and also for me, as I really need those buttons working.
I wish you good luck!
@Magdalena – it's possible, but I do not know for sure, that InDesign CS6 will get a new bug fix round (8.0.2) in the next weeks.
At least Adobe has to make sure that CS6 will be adjusted to the IDML format of the upcomming InDesign CC. So a 8.0.2 version is likely. Let's see, if that bug will be fixed in that.
Thanks for the info. I will keep my eyes open until a new release and than check, if the bug is fixed. Lets hope for it.