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Adding a Full Screen button with a tool tip

From: InDesign CS5: Interactive Documents and Presentations

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Presenting in Full Screen mode let's you see your page transitions and hides distracting elements of the UI. To make it easier to enter fullscreen, we're going to add a button that lets you to enter and exit fullscreen from a PDF. To create a Full Screen button, we're going to go to the master page called A-Nav. Let's double-click. Next, we're going to place a snippet. I'm going to go to File > Place, and inside my Links folder, I have a snippets directory, and I'm going to select fullscreen_button.idms and click Open.

Adding a Full Screen button with a tool tip

Presenting in Full Screen mode let's you see your page transitions and hides distracting elements of the UI. To make it easier to enter fullscreen, we're going to add a button that lets you to enter and exit fullscreen from a PDF. To create a Full Screen button, we're going to go to the master page called A-Nav. Let's double-click. Next, we're going to place a snippet. I'm going to go to File > Place, and inside my Links folder, I have a snippets directory, and I'm going to select fullscreen_button.idms and click Open.

With my loaded cursor, I'm going to click and put this in the lower left-hand corner. I'm just going to move this down here. Next, I'm going to zoom in so we can see this closer. With this graphic selected, let's go over to our Button panel. If you don't have the Button panel showing, you can go to Window > Interactive > Buttons. Let's convert this into a button. We're going to click on Normal, and we're going to name it "Fullscreen". Now we need to add Action so when you click on it you can go into Full Screen mode.

We're going to click on Actions > PDF Only > View Zoom. The zoom level that we're going to choose is Full Screen. This action will only work inside a PDF. It will not work inside a SWF. Now let's create a rollover appearance for this button. I'm going to click on Rollover, go to the button, and double-click. With the background of this object selected, I'm going to my Fill and choose black. Then I'm going to go to my Stroke and choose black.

Next, I need to select the arrow. I'm going to deselect, select the button again and then double-click to select the arrow. With the arrow selected, I'm going to change it to fill the paper, and now I'm going to deselect. Let's select the button again and change its appearance to Normal. If we open our Preview panel, we can quickly preview to see if the Button's appearance is working. When we mouse over the button, it looks like it's working. We can close the panel. Now that we have the button finished, let's add a tooltip.

A tooltip is a little pop-up window that lets you know the purpose of the button. If you have a lot of buttons in your presentation, that can be confusing. But by adding tooltips, we know exactly what they mean. With this button selected, we're going to go to our Button panel, inside the panel menu, and choose PDF Options. I'm going to type in "Click to enter and leave full screen mode" because we can press this button to enter and leave Full Screen mode. Let's create some tooltips for the other buttons.

This is the First Page button. We'll go to the Buttons Panel menu and choose PDF Options. Let's type in "Go to first page". This is the Previous Page button. We'll go to the Button Panel menu and choose PDF Options. The next button will be "Go to next page", and finally, "Go to last page".

Now that we have all these buttons finished, let's export to an interactive PDF. File > Export > Adobe PDF (Interactive), on our Desktop. We'll click Save, we'll View it After Exporting, and click OK. Now looking at our PDF, when we mouse over one of the buttons it'll say, "Go to next page," "Go to last page," and "Click to enter and leave full screen mode." When you click the button to enter Full Screen mode, Acrobat will display a warning.

We can click Remember my choice for this document, and then we'll never have to see this warning again. Let's hit Yes. Now in Full Screen mode my tooltips still work. I could give my presentation, and I can click and leave Full Screen mode. Tooltips are a great way to convey a button's meaning, but they don't have to be used just for regular buttons. If you're giving a presentation with a lot of images, you could create a button that's invisible, and on that button add a tooltip that tells you about that image. That way, during the presentation if you forget what to say, you can always mouse over that picture, and the tooltip can give you a reminder.

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InDesign CS5: Interactive Documents and Presentations

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  1. 1m 56s
    1. Introduction
      1m 18s
    2. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 11m 45s
    1. Interactive documents: Born Magazine
      1m 49s
    2. Annual report case study: Unitus
      1m 44s
    3. Self-publishing
      1m 59s
    4. Digital books: iBooks, ePub
      2m 15s
    5. Digital newspapers: Times Reader
      1m 51s
    6. Digital magazines: Wired, iGIZMO, The New Yorker
      2m 7s
  3. 12m 32s
    1. Setting preferences for interactive documents
      2m 36s
    2. Customizing the workspace
      3m 6s
    3. Understanding intent and presets
      2m 21s
    4. Working with images
      2m 37s
    5. Installing scripts
      1m 52s
  4. 9m 40s
    1. Comparing PDF and SWF presentations
      2m 5s
    2. Presenting from InDesign: Presentation mode
      2m 2s
    3. Presenting a SWF
      1m 50s
    4. Presenting a PDF
      1m 8s
    5. Creative tip: Practice your presentation
      2m 35s
  5. 33m 42s
    1. What we're going to build
      1m 28s
    2. Previewing your layout with the Preview panel
      3m 25s
    3. Creative tip: KISS (Keep It Super Simple)
      3m 11s
    4. Setting up a presentation with layers
      5m 21s
    5. Creating a navigation system
      5m 5s
    6. Creating a title and content slides
      4m 40s
    7. Overriding master page items
      3m 21s
    8. Setting page transitions
      2m 31s
    9. Creating hyperlinks
      2m 26s
    10. Using the slug for notes
      2m 14s
  6. 23m 30s
    1. Adding a Full Screen button with a tool tip
      4m 15s
    2. Creating PDF bookmarks in InDesign
      3m 19s
    3. Using a button to go to a specific page in a PDF
      3m 11s
    4. Using animation inside a PDF presentation
      6m 15s
    5. Exporting your presentation to interactive PDF
      4m 6s
    6. Creating a PDF Portfolio presentation
      2m 24s
  7. 29m 50s
    1. Exploring the Animating Encyclopedia Script
      6m 24s
    2. Using the Animation panel
      3m 38s
    3. Animating a list
      2m 28s
    4. Designing an alternate navigation
      3m 35s
    5. Creating a multistate object
      4m 25s
    6. Creating a page number indicator
      1m 59s
    7. Animating an opening page
      1m 53s
    8. Using Page Turn vs. Page Curls
      2m 4s
    9. Exporting your presentation to SWF
      2m 21s
    10. Watching out for transitions with animations
      1m 3s
  8. 24m 3s
    1. What we're going to build
      1m 43s
    2. Creative tip: Breaking down a complex animation
      3m 2s
    3. Taming the Timing panel
      1m 43s
    4. Animating on a motion path
      3m 2s
    5. Creating a sound hot spot
      2m 34s
    6. Creating a slideshow with a multistate object
      1m 50s
    7. Creating a loaded button
      2m 43s
    8. Creating an interactive map
      4m 25s
    9. Creative tip: Have fun!
      3m 1s
  9. 15m 38s
    1. What we're going to build
      1m 19s
    2. Creating the opening transition
      4m 20s
    3. Creating a logo slideshow
      2m 34s
    4. Animating the color palette
      3m 44s
    5. Combining multistate objects and buttons
      3m 41s
  10. 28m 45s
    1. What we're going to build
      1m 26s
    2. Building an interactive table of contents
      4m 19s
    3. Building a navigation system
      2m 9s
    4. Creating PDF-only buttons
      3m 1s
    5. Using a SWF slideshow in a PDF
      4m 14s
    6. Placing a video and using the Media panel
      3m 59s
    7. Setting navigation points
      3m 24s
    8. Placing a video from a URL
      2m 2s
    9. Creating URLs from hyperlinks
      4m 11s
  11. 22m 40s
    1. Preparing your layout for Export
      5m 7s
    2. Handing off your InDesign layout to Flash
      3m 11s
    3. Opening the FLA file in Flash CS5 Professional
      2m 33s
    4. Adding a stop command and testing the movie
      2m 22s
    5. Fixing the buttons
      3m 8s
    6. Importing a video into Flash
      1m 45s
    7. Editing the animations
      2m 59s
    8. Publishing a SWF
      1m 35s
  12. 17m 0s
    1. Avoiding legacy media
      1m 11s
    2. Converting a video into FLV with Adobe Media Encoder
      1m 52s
    3. Using the JPG Pass-Through filter
      2m 32s
    4. Avoiding compatibility issues
      3m 7s
    5. Slimming down your FLA
      2m 41s
    6. Sharing motion presets
      3m 40s
    7. Testing hyperlinks in a SWF
      1m 57s
  13. 34s
    1. Further Recommendations
      34s

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