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Using the Buttons Panel

The Buttons panel is a centralized place to work with interactive buttons in InDesign. The Buttons panel makes it easy to create interactive buttons that perform actions when the document is exported to Flash (SWF file) or PDF. You can use buttons on the bottom of the panel to convert an object to a button and to delete buttons. You can also use the Options menu to view sample buttons, set options to show (make visible) or hide buttons in PDFs, as well as set panel options.

Use the Buttons Panel

  • blue1-circle.jpg Select the Selection tool on the tools panel, and then select a button to view or change.
  • blue2-circle.jpg Select the Buttons panel.
    • Click the Window menu, point to Interactive, and then click Buttons.
  • blue3-circle.jpg Click the Options menu, and then select one of the following PDF options (a check mark appears next to the selected item):
    • Sample Buttons. Opens the Sample Buttons panel to access and use pre-built buttons.

    • PDF Options. Opens the PDF Options dialog box. Type a description to provide alternative text for visually impaired users. To make the button printable in the PDF, select the Button is Printable check box.

    • Reset All Buttons to Normal State. Resets all buttons back to the normal state.

    • Panel Options. Changes the thumbnail size in the Buttons panel.

Change the Buttons Panel Display

  • blue1-circle.jpg Select the Selection tool on the tools panel, and then select a button to view or change.
  • blue2-circle.jpg Select the Buttons panel.
    • Click the Window menu, point to Interactive, and then click Buttons.
  • blue3-circle.jpg Click the Options menu, and then click Panel Options.
  • blue4-circle.jpg Select a thumbnail size.
  • blue5-circle.jpg Click OK.
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