The Carousel Action has been cleaned up for Windows. It’s been tested on IE7/XP, but I would appreciate some more coverage if you have other browsers handy.
Known limitations: Only one carousel per page.
Here’s a quick run-down of how to use it:
Draw an HTML box the size you want your carousel area to be. If you want to have a border or other decoration, be sure to add it to this element. We’ll refer to this box as a ‘Pane’ as we go along. A carousel is made up of multiple panes, which slide horizontally to reveal one pane at a time. (Prime example would be http://panic.com/coda )
Using either Inline or Child elements, draw the content for your first pane within the HTML box.
Select the HTML box and duplicate it in place (0,0 offsets).
Change the duplicate content to create your second pane, directly on top of the first. Repeat as necessary to create all of the panes of your carousel.
Drag a selection rectangle around the corner of your stack of panes to select all of them. Group the stack. With this group still selected, apply the Carousel Action.
If you would like the panes to scroll on their own using a timer, add a number of seconds into the AutoGlide Interval field in the Actions palette.
To add previous/next controls, draw a graphic box for each control, and apply the Carousel Button action to each. You may only have one previous and one next button on a page.
To add direct navigation (to select individual panes), draw a graphic box and apply the Carousel Tab Action to it. You will be able to choose which pane each tab targets using a picker in the Actions palette. And you will probably wish you had given each pane a distinctive name at this point.
More later, and examples, once I have a few moments.
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