Are you saying no buttons work at all or just certain actions don't. Not everything works with every output format.
I haven't run through every possible action but think it's a safe bet that no buttons work at all.
My test piece consisted of 2 pages. The button on page 1 should jump to page 2 and vice versa. Not even this works. During live chat with Adobe Support, the technician took remote access of my computer to make sure I wasn't doing anything wrong. The technician had the same problems. If it were just on my desktop, I'd assume a local corruption issue but as I said, I've tried this on another machine and on a number of InDesign versions.
Interestingly, if I export HTML using the in5 extension by Ajar, it works fine (though I haven't packaged any of that output into an EPUB yet - still working that out).
No buttons at all?
If that were the case for everyone, we’d be flooded with issues here.
What are you using to view the EPUB? What action do you have applied to the button and what event? I’ve found that on release or tap to be the best choice.
I know, it's crazy.
I've used Readium (on Windows 7 desktop) to view the EPUB but I suspect the issue is happening before the export stage.
Aside from not being able to see button functionality within the EPUB preview panel, buttons also don't work when InDesign exports HTML (i.e. when I open the HTML in a browser). Yet HTML exported via the in5 extension does work.
It would be good if I could upload my files to this thread somehow but don't know if that's possible. I wonder if my same files (.indd, .epub and .html) have the same problem on other people's computers. My browser and Readium have no problem with any other content. I've created a new test document with 3 different button actions - all set to On Release or Tap - with no assets to confuse things (no images, audio etc.) Screenshot below.
Although I've already tried trashing preferences, is it possible that an installed font or CC asset (like a PS brush downloaded free) could be interfering with HTML directory paths somehow? The only hint of an anomaly is that when I exported to HTML, I got a warning message about non-rectangular objects not appearing correctly when exported using CSS. Screenshot below.
Forget HTML export out of InDesign. It is not designed for interactiviy...just content.
In the EPUB interactivity preview panel is it set to the entire document or just the current page?
Entire doc. - though the button to hide content on same page should still work on just current page.
Whatever it is is very much unique to your situation. I can’t even guess what it might be.
If you want to package a file and put it on dropbox you can give us a link so we can take a look.
Maybe someone will spot something obvious.
Yeah, I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and do a clean OS install sometime soon (ugh).
My OS & anti-virus are up to date but I have had one other strange behaviour in an Adobe program (Captivate). The technician who remotely accessed my machine that time decided that it was caused by a new font to the system. Extra fonts are on both my laptop and desktop, so they do have that in common (downloaded fonts, not just TypeKit). Otherwise I don't tend to swap files between my computers much (the laptop is rarely used).
In the meantime, I've put my test InDesign and EPUB output files in Dropbox for anyone interested. Am hoping against the odds that there is something simple in there just waiting to jump out! Thanks for your time anyway BobLevine.
What build? Unless it’s CC2014.1 or later there’s no interactivity in those EPUBs
Just tested the ID file in InDesign CC2015 and everything works fine.
Whatever is going on is happening on your system.
Your epub works here, Mac 10.9.5 in iBooks.
I cracked open your epub, just to check the version of InDesign, looks like that is ok.
<meta name="generator" content="Adobe InDesign 10.2" />
Opening the XHTML in Safari works too.
I think there is some thing odd with your ePub reader.
So I've done a clean install of Windows 7 on my laptop and then put InDesign back on.
Hooray!!! Buttons work in the EPUB preview panel. This is very promising.
Unfortunately my sound isn't playing in an EPUB that I made and sent to iBooks on iPad via email - but that's for another thread .
Thanks for checking out my files and confirming that it was something with my system.