Glitch with button overlay - on click show/hide

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Feb 22, 2022 Feb 22, 2022

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I have successfully created an interactive resume page with buttons to where you click on the image and my team resume shows up. The resume is a button, when you click on the popup it hides (with the hidden untill triggered checked). However, when I save as an interactive PDF the first item shows up properly see below.

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If I move around too quickly the images will cover the resume. What have I done wrong, is this just a glitch in the code? 

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Feb 23, 2022 Feb 23, 2022

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It's hard to tell what you have going on there, especially without first-hand, investigative access to the button settings. But really, that's beside the point I'll make...

 

I understand the temptation to do something slick when you discover the show/hide button features in InDesign, but as you're just as quickly discovering, the results aren't reliable; surely not reliable enough for something as important as your resumé. You'll have no control over how that PDF is viewed by recipients, and if, by default on a recipient's device, it opens in a browser plugin, Apple Preview, or worse, some 3rd party, mobile-platform PDF reader, who knows what they'll see? Your show/hide stuff could work erratically, backwards, or not at all.

 

The only truly reliable way to make show/hide work is to execute it with Javascript in Acrobat Pro, with code that shores up all the possibilities of wrong-order user input, and, then somehow ensure it will only be viewed in (the desktop version of) Adobe Reader.

 

It's unfortunate, but "interactive PDF,"—especially when composed using only InDesign's features—is avery limited platform that isn't suited to a broadcast or send-to-anyone deployment plan. In format, a resumé should be universal and so plain that it's machine-readable. Making it dependent on recipient input is potentially a fatal mistake. HTML would be a much better choice for this project.

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Feb 23, 2022 Feb 23, 2022

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tl;dr, You have not successfully done anything. If you want to send a resume, do it Word.

 

The longer answer is that interactive PDF is nothing but a crapshoot at this point. Using it for resume makes zero sense and has no upside at all. You are going to miss out on more opportunities than you will get with it, especially when it fails. This is a fool's errand. If you want to show off your work, Adobe provides free Adobe Portfolio websites. I suggest looking into that and stop trying to impress anyone with bells and whistles. Adobe Portfolio | Build your own personalized website

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