6 Replies Latest reply on Nov 21, 2012 7:58 PM by Steve Werner

    Pdf page transition

    Kaiserkez Level 1

      Hello,

      I want to use the swipe left page transition in the interactive pdf function via indesign. I would like the two pages i am animating between to be seamlessly connected (no background colour in between). Is this possible?

       

      Would appreciate hearing asap.

      Thanks,

      Tom

        • 1. Re: Pdf page transition
          Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          I'm really not sure what you're trying to accomplish. (By the way, the Transition is called Wipe, not Swipe.)

           

          You can't get rid of the background color around the page in Full Screen mode in Acrobat/Reader. However, you can set the background color in Acrobat/Reader > Preferences > Full Screen.

          • 2. Re: Pdf page transition
            Kaiserkez Level 1

            So for example I have a 2 page pdf. I want to animate from page 1 to page 2.

            I want to us the Push left transition that i have set up in indesign to animate between the two pages.

            I can do this fine, but as the page size isn't the same as my screen size I have a black strip (the pdf background colour in full screen mode) inbetween to the two pages so the push left transition is not seamless, there is a break in my graphics.

             

            Is there any way around this?

             

            I need to be able to use on many different computers so can't chance the page size

            I had one idea to set the background in full screen mode to match my background colour of my design, but i think this a computer by computer setting, is there a way to assign the full screen background colour to the document itself?

             

            Thanks,

            Tom

            • 3. Re: Pdf page transition
              Rik Ramsay Level 4

              I need to be able to use on many different computers so can't chance the page size

              No, but you can change the proportion for the majority of screens. Try using a widescreen 1920x1080 size and see if it's any better. If the screen is smaller but the same ratio, you will not see the black areas.

               

              I don't see any perfect way around your issue using PDF. I can see you being able to achieve this as either a web page or a mix of html and flash.

              • 4. Re: Pdf page transition
                Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                I agree with Rik. I think you should be moving toward using HTML. (Flash is going away, for the most part.)

                • 5. Re: Pdf page transition
                  Kaiserkez Level 1

                  Ok, so you don't know of a way to change the background colour on a full screen pdf to be assigned to a file rather than just a computer?

                   

                  Thanks

                  • 6. Re: Pdf page transition
                    Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    Full Screen Preferences (including Background Color) are an application preference (not a document preference). Even worse, there's no way to control the preference for someone else's copy of Acrobat or Reader.