What output filetype will you export to? Flash? PDF? or what?
I would like to output to a PDF, thanks!
Animations are unsupported in PDF
How so? Are there restrictions that would be the cause of my problem?
So far, I've been able to create a PDF that performs all the animations and transitions that I've thrown at it. My problem is that these animations and transitions will only perform their 'trick' once.
Here's the website that gave the instructions that I used to make my animated PDF: http://indesignsecrets.com/create-an-interactive-pdf-with-animations-in-1-step.php
So far, the PDF has worked perfectly (except for my problem of unrepeatable buttons/actions). Its small enough to email to anyone, and the recipients can open it and watch the animations. They just aren't able to press the buttons more than once.
Additional help would be great!
Thanks to those who have contributed and thanks in advance to anyone writing a response!
If you decide to use swf instead of pdf, here is a way to accomplish this.
"Information 1" comes in screen. Instead of having a close box to make it disappear, make "Information 1" a button. Set the action for this newly created button: Event [On Click] Action [Animation] Animation [the name of button] Options [Reverse] . This will allow the user to make "Information 1" go off screen and should be able to activate the original animation more than once. If you need a sample file to see what I am talking about, I can send you one.
Jeffrey, you are my freaking HERO. I cannot thank you enough! That was exactly what I was looking for! Huge props, man! Thanks again!