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Lesson 12. Creating Multimedia Presentat... > Adding a movie clip and controlling ...

Adding a movie clip and controlling it with buttons

1.
Choose View > Fit Page or click the Fit Page button ().

2.
If necessary, open the Advanced Editing toolbar by choosing View > Toolbars > Advanced Editing.

3.
Choose the Movie tool () from the Advanced Editing toolbar. Both the Sound tool () and the Movie tool are located in the same position in the toolbar. To change from the Sound tool to the Movie tool, click on the Sound tool and select the Movie tool from the menu that appears.

4.
Using the Movie tool, click and drag to create a frame in the empty space on the page, immediately to the right of the Play Multimedia and Stop Multimedia buttons. After you have created the frame, the Add Movie window appears.

Note

You may see a dialog box informing you that Acrobat is initializing the authoring system.

5.
In the Add Movie window, choose the Acrobat 6 and Later Compatible Media radio button and click the Browse button (Windows) or Choose button (Mac OS) to select the movie file. Navigate to the Lesson12 folder and choose Boston_Common.mov from the movies folder. Click the Select button, then click the OK button to close the Add Movie window. The movie is added to your page.

6.
If necessary, move the file by clicking and dragging it so that it is positioned to the right of the Play and Stop buttons, and above the navigational buttons. The movie file should not be positioned on top of any other content.

7.
Choose the Hand tool () and move the cursor over the movie. The cursor changes to a pointing finger () to indicate that the content is interactive. Click on the center of the movie file and the movie will play.

8.
Choose the Select Object tool and double-click on the Play Multimedia button positioned to the left of the movie. Click the Actions tab and from the Select Action pull-down menu, choose Play Media (Acrobat 6 and Later Compatible). Leave the Select Trigger set at Mouse Up and click the Add button. The Play Media (Acrobat 6 and Later Compatible) window opens.

9.
In the Play Media window, choose Annotation from Boston_Common.mov from the list of Associated Annotations and leave the Operation to Perform option set to Play. Click OK, then click Close to shut the Button Properties window.

You can test your first button if you wish. However, we will also be adding a stop action to the second button so users can have the option of stopping the movie.



10.
Double-click the Stop Multimedia button and choose the Actions tab in the Button Properties window that appears. Keep the default Select Trigger set to Mouse Up. From the Select Action pull-down menu, choose Play Media (Acrobat 6 and Later Compatible) and then click the Add button. The Play Media (Acrobat 6 and Later Compatible) window opens.

11.
In the Play Media (Acrobat 6 and Later Compatible) window, select Stop from the Operation to Perform options, choose Annotation from Boston_Common.mov from the list of Associated Annotations, and click OK. Click the Close button to close the Button Properties window.

12.
Choose the Hand tool () and click the Play Multimedia and Stop Multimedia buttons to start and stop the movie.


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