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Bookmark buttons disappearing

Jun 18, 2012 4:07 AM

Tags: #pdf #buttons #disappear #bookmarks


I've been trying to find the solution to this for days. Does anyone have a work around and is this a known bug.

I created in InDesign an index of thumbnails that are converted to buttons that go to named bookmarks (pages). There are also buttons to navigate back to page 1 and to go forward or backwards. So far so good.

When exported as 'interactive PDF' the buttons are active on page one but then disappear on most – but not all – pages.

This happens on Acrobat Pro and Reader 10.1.3 for Mac as well as on PC

Another but less serious problem is that the PDF requires the user to 'fill a form' although no forms have been created. This can be resolved by applying 'not modifiable'  security on the document.

I have made a simple document with no images that replicates the same problem. If anyone is interested I'll post a link.


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    Jun 18, 2012 9:46 AM   in reply to BibliosParis

    Yes, please post a link. When you export the InDesign file, are you including hyperlinks and the appearance of interactive elements?

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    Jun 19, 2012 9:21 AM   in reply to BibliosParis

    Can you post a link to the file? -- the forums don't allow for attachments.

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    Jun 20, 2012 7:23 AM   in reply to BibliosParis

    I just came across this discussion in the InDesign forum -- unfortunately this appears to be a bug in CS6.

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    Jun 20, 2012 7:25 AM   in reply to BibliosParis

    I corrected the URL so you can take a look at the discussion.

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