How to achieve Page Transitions within InDesign to export to Interactive PDF?

Community Beginner ,
Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022

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Hi, Adobe community. Does anyone know how you can achieve a simple page transition within Indesign to then export to an Interactive PDF to work? I have the latest software installed and when I go through the Interactive / Page Transitions function within Indesign and then export it as a PDF the function does not work. My Indesign file does have other 'go to' buttons, 'reveal' buttons and hyperlinks, etc but all I want is a simple fade or push page transition. Any advice and help would be much appreciated. I am Mac opposed to PC.

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022
Those transitions will only work if the PDF is exported as and iPDF and displayed in only Acrobat and in Acrobat full screen mode. So all these conditions have to be met. And remember: Old Flash transitions like the infamous 'page curl' are not supported.

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Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022

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You have to export to PDF Interactive or to Publish Online to make it work.

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Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022

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Those transitions will only work if the PDF is exported as and iPDF and displayed in only Acrobat and in Acrobat full screen mode. So all these conditions have to be met. And remember: Old Flash transitions like the infamous 'page curl' are not supported.

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Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022

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Hi Willi and Frans, thanks for your response. When you say iPDF do you mean an interactive PDF or is that a specific suffix you are referring to. I am currently saving as an Interavtive PDF (.pdf).

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Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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Yes, they do mean Interactive PDF.

Alternatively, have a look at InDesign's Publish Online facility or possibly in5 an InDesign plug-in (at extra cost). https://ajarproductions.com

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Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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Thank you Derek. So I seem to be following the right instructions i.e Save an Interactive PDF and viewing in full screen in Acrobat but it’s not working. I’ve also checked the Acrobat full screen preferences. Thanks for in5 information which I will look into. I can’t believe in 2022 Adobe don’t have this built in and working seamlessly across Indesign and Acrobat!

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Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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I wouldn't bother with PDF for this – you can't control which PDF Viewer users might use and how they will use them, any more than Adobe can as they don't own the specification anymore. 

Publish Online and in5 employ HTML5 and so any such documents produced will be viewable on any device that has a compatible browser: PC, Mac, Smart Phone and Tablet.

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Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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Thank you for your advice Derek, I will be making my client aware of this and will look into the other 2 options if they require such functionality. Have a good day, Cheers Jonathan

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May 15, 2022 May 15, 2022

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After applying the page transtitions, you can export the document to .epub instead of PDF to have the page transition effects.

– Kishore (Creative Designer)

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