Adobe PDF with embedded Gifs?

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Jan 13, 2021 Jan 13, 2021

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Hi there,

I am in the process of putting together a presentation PDF that requires two gifs to be embedded on some pages.

I'm wondering if this is something that can be created with an interactive PDF?

I have embedded MP4s and MP3s in the past but can't seem to apply animated Gifs.

Is anyone here able to help me?

 

Thank you!

Patti

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Jan 13, 2021 Jan 13, 2021

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Take a look at this example file. If it does what you want, I'll share the technique.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mgo4u7s2xlqgzlz/PDF_GIF.pdf?dl=1

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 18, 2021 Feb 18, 2021

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Hi Joel,

 

thanks for sharing the example – I’m also looking for a way to integrate a small animation (animated GIF style) into a PDF. Can you please share the technique?

 

Best regards,

Till.

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Feb 18, 2021 Feb 18, 2021

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One additional question: could you also make the animation auto-run when opening the file (not having to click to start it)?

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Feb 19, 2021 Feb 19, 2021

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PDF files do not support animated gifs. They do support videos in mp4 format, or you can display the animation one frame at a time as the icon of a button field, like in @Joel_Geraci 's neat sample file from above. The latter is a nice solution if you have a limited amount of frames, and it can be set to run automatically when the file is opened. It does require more work setting up, though.

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Feb 19, 2021 Feb 19, 2021

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Thanks for the information!

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