Add actions to objects
How to create buttons?
Action buttons can be created via the Window -> Interactive -> Buttons and Forms.
When you convert an object to a button, an action can be attached to it. The event type for the iPad should be On Release or Tap.
The actions that can be attched to a button are shown in the screenshot below:
Only a specific number of options in the Action menu are supported by Twixl Publisher, i.e.:
- Go To First Page
- Go To Last Page
- Go To Next Page
- Go To Previous Page
- Go To URL
- Play a Sound
- Play a Video
- Go To Page
- Go To State (of a multi-state object - slide show)
- Go To Next State
- Go To Previous State
Buttons appearances are supported in Twixl Publisher if you use the “button appearances” in the “buttons and forms” panel.
The Twixl Publisher plug-in will look at the Normal and Click states. If you have defined these two button states, you will see that in the Twixl reader software, they work as a “toggle” button. Everytime you tap the button, it toggles from the "Normal" to the "Click" state and back.
It is recommended to always add a Click State, even if they have the same look. Buttons without a Click State defined, can result in problems with unresponsive Actions.
Web overlay button
We allow you to create a special type of button, called "Web Overlay Button", that will trigger a modal web viewer to be displayed on top of your page.