5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 20, 2015 12:45 PM by Steve Werner

    pdf interactive

    saeedcg

      why PDF not support go to page button action?!!!!!

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        • 1. Re: pdf interactive
          matchstickgroup2014

          Can't someone answer this? We're having the same issue!

          • 2. Re: pdf interactive
            Jeffrey_Smith Most Valuable Participant

            As the warning message describes, go to page is not supported in PDF... that's just the way it is.

             

            But, for PDF, you can accomplish the same navigation of "go to page" by having the action of your button go to either a destination, text anchor, or bookmark. Each of these would be the individual pages of document.

            • 3. Re: pdf interactive
              matchstickgroup2014 Level 1

              we tried that too - created objects with states, etc... that interactivity isn't working either

              • 4. Re: pdf interactive
                Jeffrey_Smith Most Valuable Participant

                Multi-state objects are for html5 and swf export, not for PDF.

                 

                The first issue of having a button go to a page will definitely work, albeit that you will need to create a destination, text anchor or bookmark first, then set the action of button to go to appropriate destination.

                 

                Depending on the effect you are trying to accomplish with the multi-state object, you may be able to create a similar effect with show/hide buttons to be used with PDF export.

                • 5. Re: pdf interactive
                  Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  When you choose an action, look carefully at the list of possible actions (shown below):

                   

                  ActionsList.png

                  The top group (Go to Destination thru Video) work with Interactive PDF, EPUB, and SWF.

                   

                  The second group (headed SWF/EPUB Only) DON'T work with interactive PDF

                   

                  The third group (headed PDF Only) do work with Interactive PDF but not with SWF and EPUB.

                   

                  As to why that is, you need to learn more about the different paths to interactivity. Not all routes work with all kinds of interactivity. I highly recommend Sandee Cohen and Diane Burns' book Digital Publishing with InDesign CC which explains it all.