Join Bob Levine for an in-depth discussion in this video Challenge: Adding navigation and editing objects, part of InDesign: Multistate Objects.
- Now that we've gone over the various methods of working with Multistate Objects, it's time to put your knowledge to the test. I invite you to open the exercise file for this movie. This file contains the familiar exploring California MSO that we've been working on throughout this course. Your challenge is to complete that MSO. There are three parts to this challenge. Add buttons for navigating to each state. Edit the location pins' appearance to indicate each city.
Finally, test the functionality, using either the EPUB interactivity preview panel of the Adobe content theor. Here's our Multistate Object. You be adding buttons for each of these citites to navigate from one state to the other. In case you are as geographically challenged as I am, I've actually added a layer here for you to turn on to give you the key to which city is which. I'll turn that off right now. Let's take a look at what I mean by changing the color of the pin, all right.
I'm going to go to our Object States panel, and go to San Francisco, where I've all ready changed that highlight. Finally, we've been testing the functionality using the EPUB interactivity preview panel, (mumbles) Adobe content viewer throughout this course. That's how you'll be testing your work. Now, you don't have to do things exactly the way I did, but proof will be in the pudding. If it works, you've done it correctly. This challenge should take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
When you're done, be sure to join me in solutions video to see how I tackled this task.
- Working with the Object States panel
- Creating content for basic multistate objects (MSOs)
- Using layers and pages to create MSOs
- Adding and removing states
- Adding content
- Adding objects as states
- Controlling MSOs with buttons
- Using MSOs for interactive content
- Nesting MSOs