Tutorial Trouble, need help

I am on the 3rd tutorial in the freeway pro free trail that i downloaded. I followed the instructions in making the rollover button 1x and it worked then i completely messed one of the following steps up so i started over. Now when i go to select both buttons in the stack the Actions in Items is faded gray an unselectable. What gives. I’ve tried and retried to get it to work following the instructions as closely as possible, trying different approaches, new document ect. When 1 of the buttons is selected i can see and use Actions, but when they are both selected it fades gray. Any help would be great. Its baffling because i got it to work some how the first time. thanks much


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Hi Waylen,

You may find this is because you’ve accidentally created these items as CSS layout items. This can happen if you’ve turned on the big round CSS button in the toolbar.

To see if this is the case, select one of the items and look in the General tab of the Inspector palette. There will be a checkbox there called Layer. If this is on, then the item is set to be output as a CSS layout item, and rollovers work slightly differently in this case.

The easiest thing to do to get the behavior expected in the tutorials is to turn the Layer checkbox off for both items. Now when you select them both, the Action menu should be active again.

Hope this helps,

Stewart


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Sometime around 12/2/08 (at 11:33 -0500) waylen brucker said:

Now when i go to select both buttons in the stack the Actions in
Items is faded gray an unselectable.

That’s because you have more than one item selected. Actions can only
be put onto one thing at a time - but as long as the graphics are
either (a) not layered, or (b) grouped together into a ‘parent’
object, you can apply the Rollover action to the top-most one and
control which items are hidden and shown for each rollover state
using the Actions palette.

k


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Help what gives? I have a html text box with a graphic gif side by side. I have made another pair directly below the first. I have aligned them but the actions is grayed out. Knowing only one item can be given an action I have grouped them all together into a parent object. But the actions pallet only shows one image.

None of these elements are layered.


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