Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Desktop versus mobile readers, part of InDesign: Interactive PDFs (2013).
I don't want to be a downer, but it's time to get real for a minute.…And that means talking about the unfortunate truth that not all PDFs look…or behave the same everywhere. Remember that the original goal of PDF 20…years ago was a ubiquitous file format. You could send it anywhere, open it on any…computer and it would just work. But corporate politics and technology got…in the way. So, here's where we stand today.…The best program to view PDFs is not surprisingly Adobe Acrobat or the free…Acrobat Reader on a desktop or laptop computer.…
That means a Mac or Windows machine or even Linux.…However, there are bunch of PDF clones out there programs that read pdf files but are…held at same standard at dolby is, so they cut corners.…The most common one is the preview App on the Mac.…In fact every PDF publisher I know has says the same thing, they don't get a lot…of text support questions but the answer to almost all of them is are you using preview.…If so, please use acrobat. Preview is usually okay with print PDFs or…
- Creating a new interactive document
- Linking to URLs and mail addresses
- Creating bookmarks
- Adding buttons with rollover states
- Adding text, list, and submit fields to forms
- Embedding audio and video
- Adding page transitions
- Best practices for exporting high-quality interactive PDF files
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: I am trying to turn objects in a layered InDesign document into buttons, following the lessons in Chapter 3, but they don't show up when I export to PDF. What's wrong?
A: This is a known issue with InDesign, stacked layers, and buttons. The final stacking order in your PDF is actually determined by the order the buttons are created, not the stacking order of the layers in your document. David Blatner has researched and proposed a solution to this issue on his InDesign Secrets blog. Read more about it here.
Q: This course was updated on 01/17/2014. What changed?
A: The author updated three movies in the "Links and Bookmarks" chapter, since the behavior of hyperlinks has recently changed in InDesign CC.