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    Add actions to objects

    1. 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 should be On Release or Tap

    The actions that can be attached 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

    2. Button appearances

    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.

    3. 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.

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