3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 20, 2012 5:03 AM by Laubender

    Hide toolbars, etc.

    J-Fonz

      When exporting to PDF, How can I hide all Acrobat toolbars, navigation, forms, etc. in the final document?
      I have a main PDF that link several other PDF documents.

        • 1. Re: Hide toolbars, etc.
          Muppet Mark Level 5

          It sounds like you want to set a PDF's inital view options… but as far as I know there are no pdf options in indesign to control these states… You must do this in Acrobat after creation… ( Im only CS5 thou )

          • 2. Re: Hide toolbars, etc.
            Mead324

            I agree. If you want to do it in Acrobat after the fact, open the file in Acrobat and go to File->Properties. Then look under the "Intial View" tab and change the settings accordingly. Save. The file should open as you wish.

            • 3. Re: Hide toolbars, etc.
              Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              @J-Fonz – you could do something like this, if you do not go the export route for creating your PDF, but the Print-To-PostScript/Distiller route.

               

              1. Create a EPS file with an text editor, save it text only with the suffix "*.eps"

              2. Place the EPS on the first page you want to output, so that it is computed when output

              3. Print to a PostScript file

              4. Distill the PostScript file to PDF

               

              The code for the EPS is a "PDFmarks" annotation that triggers Distiller to set the right view settings.

               

              Here a small code example for "Full Screen View" for the EPS.
              Do not forget to hit a "return" after "%%EOF".

               

              %!PS-Adobe-3.0 EPSF-3.0
              %%BoundingBox: 0 0 144 144
              %%EndProlog
              
              [ /PageMode /FullScreen /DOCVIEW pdfmark
              
              %%EOF
              

               

              If this  workflow is something for you, depends on other factors…

              Hope, that helps.

               

              For nearly all about "pdfmark" code read the appropriate chapters in:

               

              http://www.pdflib.com/en/developer/technical-documentation/books/postscript-pdf-bibel/

               

              Hm, there must be an English version somewhere to download as well…

              Uwe