We can’t tell you what you’re doing wrong if you don’t tell us what you’re doing.
Fair enough. Just a little frustrated.
• I have the frame to hold the text (just a plan content frame of picture box).
• I have the text frame with content.
• I align as i have been shown in tutorials and cut then paste into.
• I go to overlay creator panel for pan and zoom.
• The panel gives me no options. Keeps telling me to select the frame. Even though i have it selected with the text pasted into it.
This is key for me because I would like to add this functionality and also do sliding trays.
Thanks for the help.
Be careful to select the container frame, not the content.
With the container frame selected you should see the oprions in Pan Only Panel.
I have tried. Simmply is not working.
Is there a path or download that i am missing?
Do i have to already have it in the folio builder to make these?
This seems so simple on the videos...
You also need to be on the live page, not the pasteboard.
Yep. nothing. I even went to another live folio and tried it on the page.
How do i know i have the right version or does that matter?
A photo works fine for the pan and zoom.
I have no idea if this will work (or if this is the 'right' way), but I just learned this in class the other night...we were told that the text box should be in a layer called "Scrollable Content" along with your scroll box, and they should both be named the same thing. Then do the cut/paste.
It doesn't need to be on any particular layer. Are you using the Paste Into or the Paste command?
That is an old, deprecated method of doing this and if you learned that in class the other night you should demand your money back.
To Bob Levine,
Thats Irish " We can't tell you what your doing wrong if you don't tell us what your doing".
Ok i got it woking now. Funny how those updates are important ....
Thanks for taking your time to give me pointers. Hopefully i can do the same one day.
I have a similar problem. I can scroll graphics using pan and zoom in overlay creator but i can't get the text to scroll.
I have a text box and a container. I used the paste into command and pasted the text box into the container.
When i go to overlay container to choose pan and zoom, it does not work. I can't even see the pan option.
I have selected the container but still no go.
Like i said, i can get it to work with graphics but not text.
Indesign cs 5.5 ver 7.5.2
Foilio builder 12.1.3
Is the container smaller than the text frame? Can you post screenshots?
Can you select a Scrollable Frame option in the overlays panel?
What version of the tools are you using? Certainly not 19 which would show a scrollable frames option.
You are using older set of tools. In this case, you need toupdate the tools to latest set, else follow this workaround which I've been using since drop 10.
1) Create the placeholder or graphic frame.
2) Place any image or graphic in it.
3) Select the "Pan & Zoom" option in Overlay Creator.
4) Now remove the image.
5) Align the top left corner of the text frame with the place holder (graphic) frame.
(Use the Alignment" options available on the control panel to align the text frame and the graphic frame)
6) Now use the "Paste into" command to paste the text in it. The "Pan and zoom" will work just fine. We've been using this approach since long time.
Having said that, still you must go ahead and update the DPS tools to make use of all the new features and work with nested overlays.
Thank you for your help.
After installing FP 1.9.1 it worked .
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Hi Bob -- I'm trying to get a scrolling frame that has images placed in it and grouped to work when used as a State in a MSO. The scrolling worked prior to creating the MSO. I used the Pan command in the Overlay panel I have loaded to Paste Into the text and images. Do I need to update to 19 to do that using "Scrolling Frame" option instead? Also, does the May 2 "Mandatory" Folio Builder upgrade apply to everyone no matter what? We're on CS5.5. ?? Thanks, Beth
The mandatory Folio Builder panel applies to everyone. You can update the panel without updating the tools, which means you can keep creating folios that target, say, a v17 viewer.
If you're nesting scrollable frames inside an MSO, you'll want to be on v19 or v20. It will work on v18, but several bugs were fixed in v19.
It sounds like you're trying to make the state itself the scrollable frame. Create the scrollable frame and display the state in the MSO in which you want the scrollable frame to appear. Then select both the scrollable frame and the MSO and click Add to add the selected item to the state (not create a new state). Then test it. If your scrollable content includes MSO links, you'll have to hook them up again. When you're dealing with selecting nested objects, use either the Layers panel or the selection options in the Control panel.
Yes, you need v19 tools for scrolling frame options and yes, the folio builder upgrade is mandatory.
Hi Bob -- I've tried every possible way (I think!) to get a scrollable frame to
work as a state on an MSO. I have created the state with nothing but the dot you
see on the timeline and then did an "add" for the group of text and objects as
you suggested and it still doesn't work. The scrolling frame DID work prior to
adding to the MSO. The state is activated by an invisible button. Could that be
a problem? I've attached a screen grab to show you what we're doing. The frame
you see for 2012 should scroll and won't. Help much appreciated! Beth
Re scrollable frame not working in an MSO, I found the answer -- The text and images that I pasted into the container frame had the box checked that lined up at Upper Left. If I checked "Use Document Position" instead, the frame scrolls fine on the iPad. Thought you'd like to know! Beth
Interesting. What version of the tools are you using? 19 or 20?
Hi Bob -- I'm using 19 ... but did you see my final post to this question where
I discovered how to fix it? I changed the Scrollable frame setting's Initial
Content Position to "Use document position" rather than "Upper left" and the
frame scrolled fine that way.
While I have your attention, I have another open question about a sound file in
an MSO on another page that won't stop playing when you turn the page even
though "Stop on page turn" box is checked. It's on a timeline with 11 buttons
that play music clips and its the last one. They all work fine until you get to
the end and then the last file won't stop playing AND the associated text seems
to wig out, too, ... gives you the wrong text for the audio! Is there a size
limit problem? Maybe I have too many files? When you play that file by itself,
it's fine. Bounce around on the timeline too much and the app quits. Yikes! Beth