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Content linking and individual pages in Max

Apr 19 2010 | 11:59 am

Hi all,

I’m working on a university project in Max and I was wondering if someone could help me. The project is a report on a placement year that I am coming to the end of and I want to create something that can link to different areas of the report (like a contents page).

Any help is appreciated, thank you.

Apr 19 2010 | 5:15 pm

You mean like having something like a slide show within Max? Or a listing of text pages? You could use screen shots of your slides/pages with [fpic], use [jweb], make a website of the contents and just run it from the browser, lots of options.

I just tried using [textarea]: pasted in pages of text and saved a preset of each, which sort of works, but you need semicolons to preserve line breaks, so… not quite :)

If the idea is to use Max for the presentation/report, I would just make the slides in another program and save as images, stack them all on top of each other in your patch, then use a [tab] to switch between them. Or you can have your content/text right in patches/subpatches, and a main table of contents with message boxes for the sections. Click the message box, the correct subpatch opens using [pcontrol], or the correct slide/bpatcher comes to the top:

script bringtofront 1_slide
script bringtofront 2_slide

Apr 20 2010 | 8:00 am

Hey, thanks for replying.

The idea is to have the report within max (with videos and soundfiles included). I’m pretty sure the subpatcher/bpatcher method will work but I’m sure you will hear about it if it doesn’t as I’ll come back for more help haha.

Thanks alot.

Apr 20 2010 | 11:53 am

jit.web object and use HTML pages? I did this a while back as a proof of concept for work but we didn’t go ahead with it in the end. It’s pretty easy to get data in and out of jit.web, just search on this forum for info.

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