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How to make interactive pdf printable

Community Beginner ,
Aug 28, 2023 Aug 28, 2023

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Hey!
In addition to the accessible interactive pdf (contains maaaaaany links), my client wants a printable version with links to the interactive pdf. How does cmyk color management work in the same document?

Until now, I have always made two different files, the accessible online version and the printable one.

Could you please advise, is it possible? Or do we have to accept that when printing the rgb version, the colors can be whatever (and it hurts).  Are there any new tricks for that?

Thanks in advance to all the gurus in this community 🙏🏻.

 

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Community Expert , Sep 15, 2023 Sep 15, 2023

@Derek Cross said: "You can print a PDF but obviously, the lhyperinks won't work. "

 

Hi together,

even with Adobe PDF (Print) it is possible to export PDFs with working hyperlinks. There is a checkbox for hyperlinks!

What is not possible however, is to export Adobe PDF (Print) PDFs that are meant for any of the supported PDF/X standards with working hyperlinks. ( I think, the PDF/X standards do not forbid hyperlinks explicitely, but with Adobe software like InDesign, Illustrator or PhotoShop yo

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You can print a PDF but obviously, the lhyperinks won't work. The fidelity of the colour will depend on the type of desktop printer the end user has.

You might consider as an alternative, test using InDesign's Publish Online facility – you can include lots of interactivity that's not available in a PDF and the user can print a (static) PDF version of the document.

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Thank you, your kind answer.
I understand there is different kinds of printers, but it would be nice to control colors some way. I guess I think about this a bit old-fashioned, but when you take money for what you do, you have to be careful about the quality.

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Nothing's changed and for the most part in-house printing, RGB is the right choice anyway. If you're sending files out for offset printing then you have to send two files...one for printing, and one for interactive use.

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Sure, print houses are totally different thing. I will propably go with rgb. 

Thank you for your kind answer. 

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@Derek Cross said: "You can print a PDF but obviously, the lhyperinks won't work. "

 

Hi together,

even with Adobe PDF (Print) it is possible to export PDFs with working hyperlinks. There is a checkbox for hyperlinks!

What is not possible however, is to export Adobe PDF (Print) PDFs that are meant for any of the supported PDF/X standards with working hyperlinks. ( I think, the PDF/X standards do not forbid hyperlinks explicitely, but with Adobe software like InDesign, Illustrator or PhotoShop you cannot add working hyperlinks to PDF/X exported files. )

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Expert )

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Thank you! Derek! 

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