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Working with Button States

A button consists of a group of individual objects. When you view a button, an object appears. When you point to or click on a button, another object appears. Each object represents a button state. Each button can have up to three states: Normal, Rollover, and Click. The button is in Normal state when you don’t point to or click on the button, Rollover occurs when you point to the button, and Click occurs when you click the button. You can work with button states for a selected button in the Buttons panel. When you activate a state in the Buttons panel, the Normal state (default) is copied to it. After it’s copied, you can change the appearance of the button using InDesign color, text, and image tools.

Work with Button States

  • blue1-circle.jpg Use the Selection tool to select a button or use the Direct Selection tool to select a button as an individual object (state).
  • blue2-circle.jpg Select the Buttons panel.
    • Click the Window menu, point to Interactive, and then click Buttons.
  • blue3-circle.jpg Click the [Rollover] or [Click] state to activate it.
  • blue4-circle.jpg Use any of the following to change the state appearance in the layout view.
    • Change Color. Use the Color and Swatches panel to select a color.

    • Add Text. Select the Type tool, click a button, and then type.

    • Insert Graphic. Click the File menu, click Place, and then double-click a graphic file.

  • blue5-circle.jpg To disable/enable a state, click the Eye icon next to the state. Disabled states (no Eye icon) are not exported to the SWF or PDF.
  • blue6-circle.jpg To delete a state, select the [Rollover] or [Click] state, and then click the Delete button on the panel (you can’t delete Normal).
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