I have a specific function I am trying to apply to my InDesign document intended for exporting to an interactive PDF and SWF/html format.
The function I am trying to create is:
I have a picture of a typical WYSIWYG tool bar. I have created highlight buttons that sit on top of each icon in the picture. When the reader rolls over (with cursor) this picture of an icon I want it to highlight, and also a piece of text further down the page to highlight as well (which is a definition and explanation of the icon). So I want the rollover action of my first button to also trigger another action, which is to highlight a piece of text elsewhere on the page. I have managed to get it so that I hover over the first button (picture of icon), it highlights, and the text further down the page appears. But this isn’t quite what i want. I want the text to exist already, then highlight. Basically, I want to the two buttons to be linked. So that every time I hover over a portion of the picture with a created button, it will highlight, and a piece of exploratory text will also highlight simultaneously elsewhere on the page. A bit like an infograph. Surely this is possible?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Generally, animations like this with the goal of exporting a SWF are better be done in Adobe Flash.
In Indesign it sort of works, too. Only for export to SWF, you can assign the action "Go to status". For a text frame, you can assign different status, where the 1st status would be "normal" and the 2nd status would be "highlighted". Highlighted applies to the object "text frame", so you can assign a stroke or fill. Better than nothing.
Example: Dropbox - test_highlight.indd
Thank you for your suggestions.