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Problem with interactive PDF hidden buttons

Nov 23, 2012 12:30 PM



I've got what I see as really simple problem with button in an interactive PDF.


I'm simply wanting to hide and reveal buttons as they're clicked - bringing each to the front.


I've managed this many times before but trying this in CS6 gives me a huge issue - I've been going at it for 3 hours changing lots of things and it's finally a head hitting the desk moment.


I've done this very simple test file >> << showing three coloured circles overlaying each other. I simply want whichever is clicked to come to the front.


In the preview it works fine, however exporting to interactive PDF makes the buttons not operate correctly.


Any ideas?


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    Nov 23, 2012 5:10 PM   in reply to soulglowdeej

    Two things you may not be aware of: (1) In interactive PDF, buttons are always on top of the layout (think of a separate layer) so it generally doesn't work to expect the layering you're expecting. (2) The preview you're probably talking about is how called the SWF Preview panel. It's using a totally different kind of output—SWF (Flash) to create the preview. But SWF files handle many things in a totally different way then interactive PDF.

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