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PDF layers flatten when file is in SharePoint

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May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021

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Does anyone know why SharePoint would flatten the layers of a pdf document, or if there are settings I'm missing in the document to ensure the layers are accessible?


I have an image of a screen with many fields upon it.  I designed the layers to identify the purposes of those fields in Illustrator and exported it to a .pdf.  In the .pdf I added hover fields to change the visibility of the layers upon mouse enter and exit. During design and preview the layers appear when the user hovers their mouse over each field.


HOWEVER, when I put the document on SharePoint, ALL of the layers appear when the document is opened. So, as disgruntled as it made me feel, I put the document on a shared drive and tried to get a link to it there onto SharePoint.


1. MUST I share the document to myself to get a link to it?  It's so weird that I am having trouble figuring out how to link to the document on the shared drive!  When I open it I simply don't find a path I can copy.

2. Is there some setting in the .pdf I need to set to ensure it works on SharePoint?


I cannot attach a copy of the document due to proprietary concerns, unfortunately.



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