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Lesson 12. Creating Multimedia Presentat... > Adding, aligning, and duplicating na...

Adding, aligning, and duplicating navigational buttons

1.
Click the Next Page button in the lower right corner of the document. Note that the button has an action that takes you to another page. Return to page 2.

2.
Choose the Button tool () from the Advanced Editing toolbar. Click and drag a square that is approximately the same size as the other two buttons, to the left of the Next Page button.

When you finish drawing the frame for the button, the Button Properties window opens.

3.
Click the General tab, and enter the name for the button as Previous Page.

4.
In the Button Properties window, click the Appearance tab. Click the Fill color swatch and choose No Color from the available colors. This sets the fill color of the button to be transparent.

5.
Click the Options tab, and in the Layout menu choose Icon Only. This causes Acrobat to display an imported picture as the face of the button.

6.
For the Behavior option, choose Push. Three separate options appear in the State portion of the window after choosing Push for the Behavior options: Up, Down, and Rollover.

7.
If it's not already selected, click the Up state and then click the Choose Icon button to select a graphic that will be positioned on the button as it is up. In the Choose Icon window that appears, click the Browse button and navigate to the buttons folder in the Lesson12 folder and choose previous_page.pdf to use as the button, then click Select. A preview of the button appears in the Choose Icon window. Click OK to confirm the selection of this graphic.

8.
Choose the Rollover state and click the Choose Icon button to select a graphic that will appear on the button as the mouse rolls over. In the Choose Icon window that appears, click the Browse button and, if necessary, navigate to the buttons folder in the Lesson12 folder. Choose previous_page_rollover.pdf then click Select. A preview of the button appears in the Choose Icon window. Click OK to confirm the selection of this graphic.

9.
Click on the Actions tab to assign an action to this button. Choose Execute a menu item from the Select Action menu. Note that the menu choices may extend both above and below the menu selection, so you may need to scroll up in the menu to locate the Execute a menu item choice. Leave the Select Trigger option set to Mouse Up and click the Add button.

Windows: The Menu Item Selection window appears. In the Menu Item Selection window, choose View > Go To > Previous Page, then click OK. Click Close to close the Button Properties window.

Mac OS: From the menu at the top of the window choose View > Go To > Previous Page, then click OK. Click Close to close the Button Properties window.

10.
Select the Hand tool and click on the Previous Page button you created in the previous steps. After you have completed testing the button, return to page 2.

Adding a first page button

1.
Choose the Button tool () from the Advanced Editing toolbar. Click and drag a square to the left of the Previous Page button that is approximately the same size as the other buttons. When you finish drawing the frame for the button, the Button Properties window opens. Click the General tab and enter the name for the button as First Page.

2.
In the Button Properties window, click the Appearance tab. Click the Fill Color swatch and choose No Color from the available colors. This sets the background color of the button to be transparent.

3.
Click the Options tab, and in the Layout menu choose Icon Only.

4.
For the Behavior option choose Push. Note that three separate options appear in the State portion of the window after choosing Push for the Behavior options: Up, Down, and Rollover.

5.
Click the Up state and then click Choose Icon to select a graphic that will be positioned on the button by default. In the Choose Icon window that appears, click the Browse button, and navigate to the buttons folder in the Lesson12 folder, and choose first_page.pdf, then click Select. A preview of the button appears in the Choose Icon window. Click OK to confirm the selection of this graphic.

6.
Choose the Rollover state and click Choose Icon to select a graphic that will be positioned on the button as the mouse rolls over it. In the Choose Icon window that appears, click the Browse button, and navigate to the buttons folder in the Lesson12 folder, and choose first_page_rollover.pdf to use as the button and click Select. A preview of the button appears in the Choose Icon window. Click OK to confirm the selection of this graphic.

7.
Click on the Actions tab to assign an action to this button. Choose Execute a menu item from the Select Action menu. Note that the menu choices may extend both above and below the menu selection, so you may need to scroll up in the menu to locate this choice. Leave the Select Trigger option set to Mouse Up and click the Add button. The Menu Item Selection window appears.

8.
In the Menu Item Selection window, choose View > Go To > First Page (Windows) or from the menu, select View > Go To > First Page (Mac OS), then click OK.

9.
Click Close in the Buttons Property Window.

10.
Choose the Hand tool (). Click on the buttons you have created to change from one page to another.


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