Join Bob Levine for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Folio Overlays panel (DPS only), part of InDesign: Multistate Objects.
- If you're working on a Digital Publishing Suite project, in addition to using buttons, you've got a few extra choices for your multi-state object. Let's take a quick look here. I'm going to select my MSO here, ad I'm going to open up the Folio Overlays panel. That's going to automatically bring me to the Slideshow pane of that panel. I've got some choices here to make. And let's say I want this slideshow to play automatically so that people can just sit and watch it.
I can click on Auto Play, and that's going to give me the options for timing. I always like to set a short delay to give things time to load when the page comes up. We'll leave this at, say, about a second. Now, that's not really going to be enough time to read all of this, but it will be enough time to demo this for you. Let's turn off Loop, and let's stop at the last image. So it's just going to stop playing. I could take a quick look at how this is going to work.
I'll just click on the Preview, and then Preview on Desktop. That is going to launch the Adobe Content Viewer. Sure enough, that is running all by itself. See if it stops at the end. It does. Let's close this up and take a look at a couple of other choices that are in here. I'm going to turn off Auto Play, and let's choose Swipe to Change Image. And again we'll go with the Stop at First and Last Image.
So we can only go one way. It's not going to loop through. Let's click on Preview and Preview on Desktop. The content viewer will launch, and now we've got our MSO. Now, I'm going to use the cursor to sort of copy the effect of swiping with my finger. And let's see, sure enough, that is changing the slides. Let's see what happens when we get to the end. And, nope, can't get past that. I can go the other way though. If I go back to the beginning, that's going to stop me.
So let me close this back up. That's a pretty quick view of the Folio Overlays Slideshow panel. Remember, this is for DPS only. If you need a self-running slideshow for an ePub, we'll check a few workarounds for that later on in this course.
- 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