Interactive "flip/scroll" image gallery (exported as PDF) in InDesign

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Sep 08, 2021 Sep 08, 2021

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Hello, 

I am attempting to create a 3 page interactive PDF document using InDesign. I want to create an interactive, scrollable image gallery (see attached screen shot for reference) and be able to export it as a PDF while the image gallery remains functional. When I set up the buttons to scroll through the image "states", and view it in the EPUB interactivity preview, the image gallery works perfectly.  When I attempt to export as "Adobe PDF (Interactive)" the image gallery is no longer functional in Acrobat or other PDF viewers. 

 

Should I be using a different export option? Is there a different way to create an interactive image gallery and export to PDF? Am I missing a step in my process? Should I not be using InDesign?

 

Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.  All I can find on a google search is how to create this type of image gallery with a SWF export & flash player, which is obviously no longer an option.  

 

Thanks much, 

Morgan 

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You'll never get it to work in PDF. How will you distribute it? How will users view it?

This would be a piece of cake on a webpage.

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Have a look at InDesign’s Publish Online facility as another alternative format.

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You could "fake it" by having the buttons actually switch to another page with a similar design making it look like the page is scrolling.

Otherwise, as Bob mentioned, forget about PDF.

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I would suggest taking a look at the in5 plugin for InDesign: https://ajarproductions.com

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