Duplicating buttons for smaller file size


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Duplicating buttons for smaller file size

In an earlier chapter I talked about making navigation buttons, buttons that you can click to jump from one place to another. While these buttons sometimes don't work in some tablet PDF readers, buttons are still a really important way to let your audience jump from one page to another. But there's a secret side to buttons. Each button that you include adds a little bit to your PDF's file size. Even if you put your buttons on a master page, InDesign creates a new button for every page. So, if you're trying to keep your file size down, that can be a problem.

Here's a quick trick that I often use on longer documents with a lot of buttons, like in InDesign magazine. Instead of putting my buttons on a master page or on every page, I only put them on the first page. Here in this interactive catalog file from the Exercise Files folder, you'll see that I've put each button right on the first page, but they do not appear on the second page or any other pages. Instead of taking t...

Duplicating buttons for smaller file size
Video duration: 2m 48s 2h 22m Intermediate Updated Jan 17, 2014

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Duplicating buttons for smaller file size provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign Insider Training: Interactive PDFs

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