18 Replies
Shaun Martin

Hi Patricia,

To work around this you can group your objects outside of the scrolling panel and then drag that group into the scrolling panel.

Word of warning though - when I have done this in the past the grouped objects have sometimes acted unpredictably inside the scrolling panel. For example the distance between the objects in the group randomly changes. So might be better to avoid grouping in scrolling panels if possible...

Allison Goldthorpe

Hi Keisha,

What I do if I want something to overlay a scrolling panel (i.e. not move with the panel), I click the lock icon next to the scrolling panel in the timeline. That will prevent the panel from being edited so you're free to created and move the overlaying objects around as much as you wanted without them getting dropped into the scrolling panel.

Keisha Braswell

Did you see my follow up message I posted on the discussion board? I don't think you understand my question. I have the items in the correct position. I don't know how to stop them from moving when the user uses the scroll. How do I lock the triggers in place so that when the user scrolls the triggers don't move?

Keisha Braswell

I understand the confusion. There are a list of items on the left. I placed a shape over the items and added a trigger. So for example if the user clicks on the word rectangle, the trigger states to take the user to the rectangle layer..etc. So the trigger is attached to the shape. The shapes move when I scroll down the screen. I want the shapes to not move.

Allison Goldthorpe

Hi Keisha,

Thanks for uploading the file- that was really helpful. You can't selectively make part of an image in the scrolling panel and part out of it. Since you're recreating a screenshot, you'll need to do a couple of things:

  1. Make a copy of the screenshot, then use a graphics tool to cut out the main content portion of the screenshot (you could even do this in PPT if you needed to). You should be left with a rotated "L" shape that just has the top portion of the screenshot and the left side menu.
  2. Save this as a .png (so it has a transparent background)
  3. Use the technique I showed you to lock the scrolling panel, then import the new .png into your slide and line it up with the other image. Now you'll have two versions of the screenshot on the slide- the full version which rests in the scrolling panel, and the modified version which sits on top.
  4. Unlock the scrolling panel.
  5. Preview the slide, and you should be able to scroll for the main content of the slide while always having the top and left menus stay the same.

Cheers,

Allison