I've been creating an interactive pdf document for a client over the last few months.
Initially, this was going to be a 70 page document, with limited interactivity (some forwards and back buttons etc.).
Now, this has grown and is a 220 page document, with rollover buttons that reveal other buttons layered on top of each other, various menus to navigate back and forth through the document, masses of content, images, bookmarks etc! And, I'm experiencing problems with buttons/ links now working when the pdf is exported.
Some of the buttons that don't work on exporting pdf, in the inDesign file appear to be set up in the correct way, I have even rebuilt some of them still with no luck on exporting them.
Is the document now too big and too complex to work??
If anyone at Adobe could give me some of their expert advice that would be much appreciated as myself and colleagues are now out of ideas!
Hi Steve/ Alex,
Yes we always have those boxes checked in export options...
The majority of the buttons in the document work, only a few that have glitches... Some pages of the doc have 5+ buttons on them, and it is 220 pages long.
Is this bigger than what inDesign can handle for an interactive document?
I've been having experiencing a similar problem after I chose to create a digital presentation with InDesign instead of PowerPoint.
It's basically a showcase of products with several non-linear navigation buttons (for which I use buttons, bookmarks and the "Go to Destination" option).
There are several videos, so I thought that the interactive PDF container would be the best choice for a single file, since this presentation is to be distributed to many sales representatives.
Everything was fine until there were about 100 "pages" (slides). After this point, the "Go to Destination" buttons stopped working (although the mouse cursor indeed changes to a pointing hand). Only the "Go to next page" buttons do work, and I have already tried to export the PDF in several ways. I've been really thrilled by what kinds of restrictions does an interactive PDF have.
Have you found any solutions to this matter? I think I have pushed this functionality over its limits...
For us it was exactly the same issue, when the page number in the doc headed up towards the hundred mark it seemed to break the functionality.
I think ultimately, inDesign is only capable of so much & you might have to look at rebuilding your document.
We had to hand ours over to our programming team who broke the doc down and rebuilt in flash.
It's disappointing that it isn't yet capable of handling such large interactive documents.
Sorry i can't help you any more with it.
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