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Chapter TWELVE. Controlling Documents wi... > TIP 100: Activating Menu Items

TIP 100: Activating Menu Items

Did you know that you can control a program's function through a link? It sounds complicated, and you may wonder why you would do something like that. Here's a good example, and a terrific way to make a good impression on your readers: Provide a link that automatically prints your document. This tip shows you how to use a button; you can do the same thing using some text or an image and a link.

Selecting an Object

Rather than changing among tools such as Link and Button tools, use the Select Object tool on the Advanced Editing toolbar. Double-click an object to open its Properties dialog. If the Properties bar is displayed in the toolbar well, clicking the object with the Select Object tool displays the appropriate tool options.

If you want to select multiple objects, press Control as you drag, and all objects of the same type within the marquee are selected. This feature is handy if you want to make a global change to a set of buttons or links, such as their color. However, you can't change the actions globally; you have to select each object and then change its actions in the Properties dialog.



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