I might be wrong, but I never heard that in a PDF the layout would change according to the orientation of the tablet. A PDF page is intended to be rigid like a in magazine or newspaper, no matter if interactive or not.
Layout changing to orientation is only intended for eBook format, which can only be generated by the DPS.
Hi Doc, thanks for getting back to me. I'm thinking now that you must be right, and it was just my limited knowledge expecting too much of the format! Having seen tutorials on using alternate & liquid layout, I jumped to conclusions.
If okay, just a further quick Q: when presenting a document such as this (in my case, having a small portfolio to show to a prospective employer on an iPad/tablet), would an i-PDF still be the best way, do you reckon? I have a fair amount of interactivity in there which would be great to keep, and forfeit hopes of layout changes. Basically, is there an 'industry norm'? I.e. Behance, Adobe Reader, etc. or is it simply whatever looks best/the user is comfortable with?
Interactive PDF on a mobile device is a crapshoot. The reader apps are all
over the place as far as capability.
If you can control the app, great, but if you’re sending the PDF you’re
taking a shot that the recipient will have a reader capable of displaying
You might consider creating a DPS folio and using the Adobe Content Viewer
to either share of display it. DPS is far more capable of interactivity.
We have a forum dedicated to it: https://forums.adobe.com/community/dps