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I am taking the Interactive Documents Class in LinkedIn with Mike Rankin. I am trying desperately to drag a caption via the Layers Panel into the normal state of a graphic that has been converted into a button.. it just does not work. Could it be that I do not have nested layers? If that is why it is not working (the tutorial has all the buttons nested within a layer called buttons) is there a tutorial somewhere about how to next buttons? Thank you for your help.

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Hi Elizabeth,

One can do what you want. Unfortunately the Button Panel has no function to add a selection to states.

Using the Layers panel seems to be the only chance to do that.

 

To do that successfully select the item you want to add in the Layers panel and drag it to the bottom of the [Normal] state.

That's very important. You first have to use the bottom of the [Normal] as target. If you successfully dragged it in you can change the stacking order by dragging it upward.

 

From my German InDesign:

 

DragObjectToNormalStateOfButton-1.PNG

 

While dragging the target is indicated by a thick line:

 

DragObjectToNormalStateOfButton-2.png

 

Now the object is at the bottom of the [Normal] state:

 

DragObjectToNormalStateOfButton-3.png

 

Dragging it up inside that state is no problem:

 

DragObjectToNormalStateOfButton-4.png

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

 

 

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Including a Caption into a Button’s Normal State Problems

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I am taking the Interactive Documents Class in LinkedIn with Mike Rankin. I am trying desperately to drag a caption via the Layers Panel into the normal state of a graphic that has been converted into a button.. it just does not work. Could it be that I do not have nested layers? If that is why it is not working (the tutorial has all the buttons nested within a layer called buttons) is there a tutorial somewhere about how to next buttons? Thank you for your help.

Elizabeth

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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi Elizabeth,

One can do what you want. Unfortunately the Button Panel has no function to add a selection to states.

Using the Layers panel seems to be the only chance to do that.

 

To do that successfully select the item you want to add in the Layers panel and drag it to the bottom of the [Normal] state.

That's very important. You first have to use the bottom of the [Normal] as target. If you successfully dragged it in you can change the stacking order by dragging it upward.

 

From my German InDesign:

 

DragObjectToNormalStateOfButton-1.PNG

 

While dragging the target is indicated by a thick line:

 

DragObjectToNormalStateOfButton-2.png

 

Now the object is at the bottom of the [Normal] state:

 

DragObjectToNormalStateOfButton-3.png

 

Dragging it up inside that state is no problem:

 

DragObjectToNormalStateOfButton-4.png

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

 

 

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For interactive PDFs don't use Flash based features as they are now obsolete. For linking pages and external websites use simple hyperlinks.

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Please reread the question. but thank you for your efforts.

 

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If you're trying to produce a roll-over button, they will not work in many devices.

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Could you post a screen capture of your layers panel. If you do could you expand all of the contents of the button like I have in this graphic.

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Have you locked any layers?

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If I understand what you're trying to do... in order to put something in the Normal state of a button (or any state), select the state, click the object frame to make sure just that state is selected, and use the Edit > Paste Into (assuming your caption is in your clipboard). 

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Hi Elizabeth,

One can do what you want. Unfortunately the Button Panel has no function to add a selection to states.

Using the Layers panel seems to be the only chance to do that.

 

To do that successfully select the item you want to add in the Layers panel and drag it to the bottom of the [Normal] state.

That's very important. You first have to use the bottom of the [Normal] as target. If you successfully dragged it in you can change the stacking order by dragging it upward.

 

From my German InDesign:

 

DragObjectToNormalStateOfButton-1.PNG

 

While dragging the target is indicated by a thick line:

 

DragObjectToNormalStateOfButton-2.png

 

Now the object is at the bottom of the [Normal] state:

 

DragObjectToNormalStateOfButton-3.png

 

Dragging it up inside that state is no problem:

 

DragObjectToNormalStateOfButton-4.png

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

 

 

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thanks so much I was having a hard time getting it to indent but I guess dragging it one layer too low and than dragging it up is the answer. I will try that. Thank you very much.

Elizabeth

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