Marian Petrides mpetrides at
Sat Jan 8 13:15:24 EST 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 
background group.

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:

> Arie
> 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"
> HTH.
> Marian
> On Jan 8, 2005, at 5:32 AM, arie van der ent wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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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