3. Multi-State Objects
InDesign CS5 introduces a new kind of page item designed for creating slide shows in a SWF file. A multi-state object changes its content when a button is clicked in a SWF file. To create a multi-state object, place a bunch of images in your document and align them in a stack. Select them all, and then click the New button in the Object States panel to create a multi-state object. Then use the Buttons panel—which has been enhanced in InDesign CS5—to create navigate arrows that jump to the next or previous state in the multi-state object.
Figure 3 In the exported SWF file, clicking the navigation arrows shows the next/previous image.
To view an example of an interactive SWF file that includes animation and multi-state objects, see the City Guide SWF file. Click the "Live" button to view the multi-state object.