mpetrides at earthlink.net
Sat Jan 8 12:15:24 CST 2005
Ok. I finally got a chance to actually try this out and can confirm my
original statement, namely that having a group which is set to
background = true does not interfere with creating a standalone. I'm
not sure what the problem with your stack is, but it isn't the
Here's what I did, in case you want to try it out yourself:
Created new mainstack
On first card, added 2 buttons and a field, grouped them and set behave
as background to true (using object inspector on the group and checking
the use as background check box).
Created 2 new cards. The group, as expected, showed up on both cards.
I then chose Save As Standalone from the file menu.
The resulting standalone executes just fine in Mac OSX. HTH.
On Jan 8, 2005, at 7:04 AM, Marian Petrides wrote:
> I don't think the behavior you describe is the way it should work
> (i.e. grouping a bunch of buttons, setting them to behave like
> background = true and then trying to make a standalone should work in
> my recollection. Alas, I don't have time to create a simple test
> stack to verify this right now. Anyone else?
> However, the reason I am writing now is that I have a viable solution
> for you, one I know works because I use it all the time and have used
> it to create a very large interactive casebook.
> But what I do, that I KNOW works, is:
> Create splash stack (a hub of sorts) containing a single "title page"
> card and make into standalone. This splash stack has buttons on it
> that take you to appropriate cards in one or more OTHER stacks which
> are NOT standalone.
> For example: Splash stack has 3 buttons:
> Button 1; Instructions. Goes to Instructions Stack (not standalone)
> Button 2: Cases. Goes to Cases Stack (not standalone)
> Button 3: Quit. Simply quits.
> In reality, if your stacks are small enough you could even combine the
> two stacks into a simple "Cases" stack. Then have Button 1 go to cd 1
> of stack "Cases" and, assuming your instructions are all on one card,
> have Button 2 go to cd 2 of stack "Cases"
> On Jan 8, 2005, at 5:32 AM, arie van der ent wrote:
>> I am new to Revolution. I understand the concept of building a
>> standalone. So I made a splash screen as mainstack and put the the
>> logic in a substack. Building a standalone causes an error. I have
>> tried to track what causes the error. One of the things I found is
>> that when I am grouping the elements on a card and set the property
>> 'behave like a background' to true, it is not possible to a build a
>> standalone. This can't be true, I think. Is there a solution?
>> Arie van der Ent
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