Scrollable text frame is a popular interactive feature, we can find almost in every digital magazine, but scrollable image frames are not so common. I’ll show how to create a simple scrollable frame. It’s useful feature, because it helps create interesting things, for example,
I can convert these car images into buttons and crate a gallery with scrollable buttons.
I’ll use photo of VW Kombi. This is the content which readers can scroll (It can be an image or a text frame or a group. In this case it is a group).
We’ll create 2 frames: the first is a content frame (text, image, group), the second is a container frame.
Step 1. Create an icon to show the direction.
Step 2. Select the frame and the icon (Selection Tool, V ) and
Group them ( + G).
Step 3. Move the frame to the right bottom corner. We hide the frame and make visible only the icon .
Step 4. Create a container frame (red) on top of the first one. The size of the container frame = to the size of scrollable area, from the bottom to the top (768 px).
Tip: I usually create a layer for every interactive feature. We have only 1 interactive element (Scrollable frame) and we have 2 layers (Scrollable frame and background).
Step 5. Select the content frame with cars and cut it ( +X) or Edit > Cut.
Step 6. Select the container (red) frame and open Edit > Paste Into or ( + Shift + V). Now we have the frame with the content inside the red frame.
Step 7. Open Window > Folio Overlays > Scrollable Frame.
Step 8. Select the frame (Selection Tool, V ) and select the scrollable direction: Vertical.
Step 9. Select “Use Document Position” otherwise the group with cars will appear in upper corner.
Select Export format: Raster. Raster is used for image-based scrollable frames and Vector for text-intensive scrollable frames.
Step 10. Preview.