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    Default Repeated image in export

    Hi All,

    Why do I get repeated export (to disk) of the same button I use? Should there not be only 2, one for mobile and the other for Desktop? Any idea why so many?
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    Default Re: Repeated image in export

    When you create a button and use it in a navbar the button shape & text need to be made a group. In doing so each individual button is exported as a bitmap with both the MouseOff and MouseOver button states. And as each menu button will have different text, then there will also be different MouseOff and MouseOver images for each of these too.

    Acorn champions css buttons and I can't fault him on this
    Egg

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    Default Re: Repeated image in export

    Fair Egg, but this blue button is one I made and it is not part of the top navigation buttons. It is used on all the pages in the website.

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    Default Re: Repeated image in export

    Xara rattles through each page and when it finds an image (NavBar button group), it creates a newly minted filename for it even it is a clone used on the last four hundred pages and ninety nine on your site.

    Egg is right, it is one of my pet hates of Xara's overberaing approach to forcing a NavBar to be a Shape grouped with Text.
    It is possible to isolate each button, (off, rollover, visited) and add a Name, filename="nBarButton<Text><Layer>"; a thing Xara should be doing so that when you do have a 500-page website you don't get 1,500 images that a visitor has to download.

    CSS3 NavBars are cleaner.

    For your blue button, you can easily Name it (filename="blueButton") and then Repeat on all pages so you will get a MouseOff, MouseOver and do the same for the Variant unless it is the self-same image.
    Oh and soft-group the Text on the Shape so the same Named Shape could be used for different button labels.

    Acorn
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    Default Re: Repeated image in export

    Thank you Acorn, your amazing. I know I copy pasted it for each page. Like you said I should soft group and repeat on all pages.

 

 

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