If you are currently creating your layers for the show-hide layer by
drawing a graphic box as a layer, try drawing an HTML box first,
drawing a graphics box as a child to that box, and then adding
another HTML box as a second child to the main parent box.
Draw an HTML box that is large enough to contain your graphic and
your text. While that box is still selected, choose the Graphic Box
tool, and draw a box for your photo entirely within that first HTML
box. Your cursor will appear with a box around it as you draw,
indicating that you are making a child element. Import your picture
and set the scale and crop as you like. Now select your base HTML box
again, then draw a second HTML box under the picture. Type your
caption in there.
Finally, select the base HTML box and apply the show-hide layer
action to it. What will happen now is that the entire layer and its
children (the graphic box and the caption) will appear and disappear
as a unit.
On Apr 7, 2008, at 2:51 PM, shybuckstudio wrote:
I’m using target show/hide layer with the sequence timer for a
fading slideshow. It’s great but I’m wondering how I can add text
for each of the slides?
Hi Shybuckstudio, it sounds like you’ve found a solution. For future reference, you may want to consider Slideshow Pro (www.slideshowpro.net)
It’s a fantastic piece of software which creates a flash based slide show very simply. It also has an endless number of features which can be added or removed to visually integrate the slide show into the look of your site. An iPhoto plugin is available which generates all captions, code and .xml files you need. It costs $20.
Take a look at www.pichaphoto.com and visit any of the photographic sections for an example of how it works. This site was designed in Freeway 4 Pro. I’ve recently posted a reply in the Tutorials section of Freeway Talk regarding some issues I’ve come across and how to get around them.