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PDF Scroll: Smooth horizontal? / Clean Vertical as one long page?

May 11, 2013 2:20 AM

Tags: #horizontal #pdf #indesign #scroll #fullscreen #vertical #dashed_black_lines

Hi Adobe Reader Experts,


1) Is it possible to create a PDF that could be smoothly scrolled through horizontally on a laptop (mac)?


2) I know that in Adobe Reader it's possible to scroll vertically and display pages as one continuous page. However, the pages have black dashed lines where they meet. Is it possible to get rid of those black lines, so that the document appears as one long page you can scroll through?


Your help would be much appreciated.

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    May 11, 2013 2:23 AM   in reply to bad egg

    I should say that PDF files are inherently a collection of pages, and it would never occur to Adobe to try to present it in any other way. You can make a single long page up to 200 inches in length.

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    May 11, 2013 3:03 AM   in reply to bad egg

    A long page (or even a wide page) can be good for presentations but remember

    - users doing their own navigation are likely to find themselves a bit lost - and their normal habits (like "fit whole page on screen" or "keyboard shortcut to move down a page") will let them down

    - it's a nightmare for printing.

    - to consider what it will do in the many other widespread PDF viewers (e.g. Chrome, Safari, Preview, FireFox, Windows 8 Reader...)


    It's imporant to remember that your intended purpose of the PDF isn't always the user's intended purpose, and consider whether you want to make things harder for them. Sometimes it may be just what you want, sometimes not.

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