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Displaying Many Pages of 'Book Text'

Ted Ollikkala 3 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated 3 years ago 8
My interactive Scrapbook story might have quite a few pages of text in it, set up to look like a real book (but interactive, of course) My question is: which method of displaying text would be more efficient, entering it as a text element or displaying each entire page of text as a jpeg? Thank you :-)
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Under review

Hello, I am new to Interact Builder. I am noticing a significant lag in the builder of late. When adding elements or text or anything really. It takes a long time to load, select and the builder is acting erratically. Is this due to file size?

Blacarte 2 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Inna Komarovsky (Administrator) 2 years ago 9
Elements are being selected when I simply scroll over the element without actually clicking on it as well.
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Hi there,

Does the issue continue if you restart InteractBuilder or your computer? I have sometimes had lag issues that were caused by the computer I was using.

As long as the images are at a resolution of 72 points per inch and if there aren't too many images or animation frames that are large in comparison to the app screen size, the size of the file size should not be an issue.

If you open your app in InteractBuilder, open the App Properties on the left side of the window, and then select "Info," what is the value in the "App Size" field?

Regards,
Inna Komarovsky
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Text - Add Center and Bold option, and enlarge fonts larger than 70

Charmaine Anderson 4 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Ezra Weinstein (Administrator) 4 years ago 0

It would be helpful if one could center or bold text when typing in Design mode. Also I noticed I can't make the Comic font larger than 71 pts.  I want to make a few letters large on screen, otherwise I have to add a graphic as a workaround.


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Currently you can easily make a font bold by just selecting the font and under the family drop down you can choose Bold as long as it's supported by that font.


We will be adding more text formatting features soon including text alignment and other features.


We will also add to the plan the ability to specify font size greater than 71.

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Planned

iAd Support

Pardesi Media 4 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Ezra Weinstein (Administrator) 4 years ago 0
Any plans to support incorporation of ads using iAd network?
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100% planned for version 3.5.  I don't have an exact time frame on it, but hopefully by summer.
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Add rotate graphic and text element by corner handle in design mode.

Charmaine Anderson 4 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Alin Alexandru Matei (Support) 4 years ago 0

It would be nice if you could enable one to rotate a static graphic or text element with a corner handle like one can do in illustrator.  Thanks for considering.

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That's a nice idea.

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Completed

More Apps Behavior

Pardesi Media 4 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Alin Alexandru Matei (Support) 4 years ago 1
Please add a behavior in IB that would allow us to show more apps/games from the same Publisher to the users.
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You can achieve this by using the browser behavior. So for example if you have an app icon and you want the people to see that app in the store, you will need a web element.
To that app you add a BrowseOpen behavior with target being that web element and in the link/address filed you will need to paste the URL to that app.
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Fixed

frame animation - loop animation doesn't stick

Ranco 4 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Ezra Weinstein (Administrator) 4 years ago 4

I'm trying to move (linear transition) a frame animated element (2 frames only). the element moves fine, but animates only once.

When I change "Loop Animation" to "Yes", click Ok:


When  re-opening the frame animation, it changes back to "No":



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We have the sample app and will look at resolving this issue in the next update.

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Planned

suggestion: limit interactions possible to only the ones that should be used.

Melissa Lind 4 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Ezra Weinstein (Administrator) 4 years ago 1
I tried using Tap> Draw and got this error message. I imagine it's because it's suppose to be used with Drag?

InteractBuilder Version: 3.2 Build 317
Device: MacBook Pro
Processor: Intel Core i5
Memory: 4 GB
System: 10.6.8

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An application error occurred while attempting to perform the last action.

Restarting InteractBuilder is recommended.

An application error occurred while attempting to perform the last action.

Restarting InteractBuilder is recommended.

Error: Chunk: can't find background / Chunk: error in object expression / export: no image selected, or image not open
Handler: Behavior_DrawFree_FinishedDrawing
Hint:
Location: Line 0, char 1
Object: button id 1008 of group id 1010 of card id 1002 of stack "Behaviors" of stack "/Applications/InteractBuilder.app/Contents/MacOS/Local Components/Data/InteractBuilder.livecode"

87: Line 0 at char 1: Chunk: can't find background
69: Line 4913 at char 23: Chunk: error in object expression ----> group id 8031807 of group id 8031413 of card id 1140 of stack "/Applications/InteractBuilder.app/Contents/MacOS/Local Components/Data/InteractBuilder.livecode"
191: Line 4913 at char 1: export: no image selected, or image not open
253: Line 4911 at char 1: if-then: error in statement
241: Line 4911 at char 1: Handler: error in statement ----> Behavior_DrawFree_FinishedDrawing
353: Line 0 at char 0: Object Name: ----> button id 1008 of group id 1010 of card id 1002 of stack "Behaviors" of stack "/Applications/InteractBuilder.app/Contents/MacOS/Local Components/Data/InteractBuilder.livecode"
675: Line 2538 at char 1:  ----> Behavior_DrawFree_FinishedDrawing
587: Line 2533 at char 1: switch: error in statement
587: Line 2526 at char 1: switch: error in statement
241: Line 2526 at char 1: Handler: error in statement ----> _Interaction_Done
353: Line 0 at char 0: Object Name: ----> button id 1008 of group id 1010 of card id 1002 of stack "Behaviors" of stack "/Applications/InteractBuilder.app/Contents/MacOS/Local Components/Data/InteractBuilder.livecode"
573: Line 1248 at char 1: Handler: can't find handler ----> _Interaction_Done
241: Line 1248 at char 1: Handler: error in statement ----> Element_MouseUp
353: Line 0 at char 0: Object Name: ----> button id 1008 of group id 1010 of card id 1002 of stack "Behaviors" of stack "/Applications/InteractBuilder.app/Contents/MacOS/Local Components/Data/InteractBuilder.livecode"
573: Line 58 at char 1: Handler: can't find handler ----> Element_MouseUp
253: Line 57 at char 1: if-then: error in statement
241: Line 57 at char 1: Handler: error in statement ----> mouseUp
353: Line 0 at char 0: Object Name: ----> button id 1020 of stack "IBElements" of stack "/Applications/InteractBuilder.app/Contents/MacOS/Local Components/Data/InteractBuilder.livecode"


line 150 of handler "errorDialog" of button "stsErrors_FS" of card id 1002 of stack "libSTSErrors"
line 11655 of handler "DoError" of stack "InteractBuilder" of behavior button "Stack B" of card id 1002 of stack "Behaviors"


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This is something we will definitely be implementing in a future version.
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Recommended file size for music on each page?

Charmaine Anderson 4 years ago in By Screen / Design • updated by Alin Alexandru Matei (Support) 4 years ago 1
Can you please advise what the maximum file size you recommend we use for background music on each page?  I purchased a couple of .mp3 clips that I like to use but I'm wondering if I should recompress them but I don't want to have to sacrifice quality. Also,  If you have some advice on ideal audio compression settings for audio that would be nice and I'm sure others will appreciate that info as they develop their apps. I'm using GarageBand to edit my audio.
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There is no maximum size of an mp3 file that you could attach from what I know. But the best advise would be to keep the app only with the necessary files and also have a decent size.