How To Create A Multi-Purpose Button In Indesign Cs6


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Creating a multi-purpose button

Buttons are a key tool for creating interactive documents. One of the most useful things you can do with the button is to use it to show or hide buttons, including itself. By making self-hiding buttons, you can create something that looks like a single button that changes its appearance and changes other objects in your document. Let's see how it's done. So here I have a simple document with two sets of paintings. Set 1 at the top and Set 2 beneath, and what I want to do is create a button that I can click on to show Set 1 and then when Set 1 is displayed the button changes, so it says Show Set 2.

And then if I click on it, it shows Set 2. I can't actually do this with one button, but I can create the same effect, nonetheless, just with two buttons in the same spot on the page. Each button will control the visibility of the art and itself. So to do this, we need to make buttons out of everything we want to show and hide. So I'll select the first group of art, go to my Butt...

Creating a multi-purpose button
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Creating a multi-purpose button provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign CS6: Interactive Documents

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