Hm, maybe I have to translate this question. Sorry, didn't think about that.
I urgently need to know how to do alt text in InDesign. (You know like mouse over links in the internet, you get this yellow box with infotext). So when I export my PDF, I want to have this alt text when moving the mouse over objects, not pictures!
Is this posible???
Thanks, I also found this and tried, but it's not working I put an alternate text on my object but couldn't see it in the pdf file.
Ah. This is not my area of expertise, but have you tried exporting as PDF (Interactive) instead of PDF (Print)?
Or setting Include: Interactive Elements in the export dialog?
Yes, I did Then I made a button and for the "on klick" status I made a box with text. This is absolutely no professional way I guess, but it works. I really wonder, that nobody knows a solution for this. Maybe this technical things are too new :-) It's also not my area of expertise, just print.
Good. You found one way in designing your own "tooltip". Maybe it does not look exactly like an original Acrobat tooltip, but now it's working…
How many tooltips do you like to set? Just a couple?
Did you read the comment at the very bottom of the help page John Hawkinson recommended?
Quote Bevi Chagnon:
Alt-text and Actual Text don't seem to carry into the PDF if the graphic is vector art created in InDesign.
Therefore I see only two additional choices to get a real tooltip impression in your PDF:
1. Do it in Acrobat Pro: insert a form field (button or checkbox) with a tooltip on top of your object (you did not specify what kind of object)
2. Let Acrobat Distiller do the button generation
For that you must insert one EPS file (written with proper pdfmark instructions) for every tooltip into your InDesign pages and print to PostScript.
The downside here is you cannot use PDF export in InDesign.
And, of course, you have to write your own EPS files with an text editor.
Hi Uwe (german? )
Thanks, that's it!! I tried it with Acrobat and it works perfect with a button and the Tooltip! *puuuuh*
I have a very large PDF file (it's a big process thing) and my customer needs a description für 250 arrows and process steps ... absolutely crazy!
Thanks a lot and merry Christmas!!
Another question: do you need pdf export? Or could you consider printing to PostScript and going the Distiller route?
If printing to PostScript you will loose live transparency (but you will preserve the optical illusion through flattening) and you will loose the functionality of interactive elements like buttons, animations, bookmarks, hyperlinks etc.
Downside: I say it is not impossible, but it is extremly inconvenient and labourious to include a sort of proxy view of the tooltips in InDesign, if you use placed EPS files with pdfmark code.
Maybe you're better off working in Acrobat Pro.
That will probably depend on the number of revision cycles you have to go through…