In InDesign, how do you give a word within a sentence, a text link w/ multiple states

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by macaddict23, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. macaddict23 macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2006
    MacVille, USA
    I've managed to do this when there's only single word inside a text block, simply by selecting the text block, turning it into a "button" (Object>Interactive>Convert to Button), and then giving the word multiple states using the States palette.

    But if I set an entire sentence, then select a word or two within that sentence, the "Convert to Button" option is grayed out.

    Any clues? Thanks in advance.
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    I don't have much (read: any) experience with buttons in ID, but could you create your button in a separate text box and then insert it into the text box with the sentence inline?
  3. macstudent macrumors 6502


    Feb 12, 2002
    Milwaukee, WI
    A button can only be a frame. Therefore you poster above is correct. You need to make the button 1st as its own frame (word) and then copy and paste it into the copy as an inline graphic. You could also use an anchored object as well.

    Another option is to create the button with Acrobat Professional.

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