I'm desperately in need of a scroll bar in my interactive PDFs so that I don't have use another page for content that won't fit on a page. I downloaded the trial version of CS6 including the download for the overlay function so that I can use the Scrollable Frame feature only to find out that it only work for DPS, not interactive PDFs that are viewed on a computer. Is there anyway to incorporate a scroll bar feature into an interactive PDF?
Bruin \'80 wrote:
I'm desperately in need of a scroll bar in my interactive PDFs so that I don't have use another page for content that won't fit on a page.
I've never seen a PDF with a scrollbar. (One inside the PDF, to be exact. )
But you can make a single page as large as you want and have the PDF viewer of the user provide a scrollbar.
Thanks. It seems that's going to be only way I will be able to fit the content on a single, large page. I was hoping to avoid that so that my interface including the navigation buttons will be the same, only the content inside the interface would change. But since a scroll bar will be required, it doesn't really matter where the scroll bar is.
My final thought on this is why isn't the scrollable frame feature offered with ordinary PDFs just as it's offered for DPS?
PDF (Portable Document Format) used to be a proprietary standard developed by Adobe Systems. A few years ago, they decided to make it an international standard, no longer proprietary: ISO 32000.
International standards are managed by standards organizations which meet with a committee structure. As such, they are slower to adapt to new techologies.
By contrast, Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, it an active, rapidly-changing, PROPRIETARY set of applications and cloud-based services.
Both models have their advantages and disadvantages.
Thanks Steve for your explanation. Since at this point I'm stuck having to expand the size of my pages to fit the content, can I use different page sizes within the same PDF using CS5 or will I need CS6. I downloaded a trial version of CS6, so for now, I would like to avoid having to purchase it in order to have different page sizes, unless CS5 can't create different page sizes.