Sometime around 16/3/08 (at 15:28 +1100) Steve Cooper said:
This is driving me crazy. I have no problem making a rollover from two
layered items (or unlayered ones, for that matter) as described in the
Draw first item > duplicate > align > group > Rollover action settings.
The problem is that the end result works but is locked in position on
the Freeway document page; I can’t move it by dragging.
What happens when Freeway groups items, just as you’ve observed, is
that a new container item is created to enclose the items. This holds
things together both in the design view AND, as divs or table
structures, in the HTML code that Freeway creates.
The objects within the group are still individually selectable and
can be adjusted within their new container. They aren’t locked away
in the way that grouping locks items together in InDesign or similar
When you point at the group and click to drag it around, you’re
actually selecting one of the items inside the group. And because it
can’t move beyond the boundaries of the container, you see no effect
when you drag.
If you point at the edge of the group, so you see the hollow arrow
cursor, and grab there, you’ll have clicked on the container rather
than any inner item, and you will then be able to drag it around.
(Alternatively, click and drag across the item to select it, then use
the arrow keys to nudge it around or type in new numeric location
coordinates in the Inspector palette.)
To ungroup a group, just select the group container and choose the
Ungroup menu item command. You don’t need to select any, let alone
all, of the inner items.
Yep, selecting groups isn’t as simple as selecting items in a
group. I’d like this to be improved, but not by complicating
Freeway’s tool set. It isn’t quite as simple a UI design task as it
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