I'm creating an interactive PDF for my thesis. I've just completed a sort of overview page which is essentially a giant multistate object activated by buttons (that have a roll-over state). Certain states include links to video, audio etc. I exported as SWF, imported into a fresh InDesign doc and exported as interactive PDF. As expected it works fine in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. So far, so good. The problem is I have to accommodate a certain individual who will not go to the bother of downloading Adobe Reader (*shakes fist).
But, I was delighted to see this interactive portfolio created in InDesign, made available through Dropbox and all the interactivity works when viewed within Dropbox. Hallelujah! You can view it here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/107572406/Portfolio.pdf
Unfortunately, when I did a little test with my work in progress - nothing! Very boring, non-interactive PDF viewable here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/38750917/exhibition.pdf
I've searched and can't find the answer. I'm obviously missing a step somewhere. Any light anyone can throw on this would be deeply appreciated.
PS. I'm working on an ancient MacBook with OS10.7.5, and CS6.
Thanks in advance.
interactivity works only in Adobe Acrobat on desktop computers.
Thanks for such a prompt response. That's what I had heard and found after many marathon Google sessions, but this PDF does seem to be functional (with buttons and roll-overs) when viewed within DropBox: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/107572406/Portfolio.pdf
I downloaded that PDF and looked at its properties in Acrobat, and it seems to be created with same version of InDesign that I'm using. Was just wondering if there was a secret tip or trick I wasn't aware of.
Thanks for your help anyway.