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Interactive PDF Button functionality

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Hello, I am creating an interactive PDF. I am creating a background taht will cover up content, so ai have made the background a button, taht will "show" when triggered. On this background, I have another button that will reveal more content. However, if the user, after revealing the first background, misclicks trying to click the second reveal button, it deactivates. I suspect, this is because the background is a null button, but still "triggers". Is there a way around this?

Hi Jonathan,

I have made them with a mix of clear frames and making the items buttons. I was able to eliminate the complete reset by making one action on the background button reset, and the other an X to leave the revealed art (button) stay up if it had been clicked. It seems to work on the devices/machines I have tried it on.....so far.... 🙂

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Interactive PDF Button functionality

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Hello, I am creating an interactive PDF. I am creating a background taht will cover up content, so ai have made the background a button, taht will "show" when triggered. On this background, I have another button that will reveal more content. However, if the user, after revealing the first background, misclicks trying to click the second reveal button, it deactivates. I suspect, this is because the background is a null button, but still "triggers". Is there a way around this?

Hi Jonathan,

I have made them with a mix of clear frames and making the items buttons. I was able to eliminate the complete reset by making one action on the background button reset, and the other an X to leave the revealed art (button) stay up if it had been clicked. It seems to work on the devices/machines I have tried it on.....so far.... 🙂

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You can have a word or words or an image (such as a button shape) as a document hyperlink to say another page in the document, or to an external website. Some devices, for example, iPads, don't have rollover capability – only click – you should avoid multi-action buttons like On Click, On Roll Over, etc. Multi-state object (MSO) don’t work at all in an Interactive PDFs.

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Have a look alternatively, at FXL ePub and InDesign's Publish Online.

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Publishing to these formarts has nothing to do with making an interactive popup that will work in  acrobat

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Hey Derek, 

 

that is not how pop ups are made. Please watch this video so you can see the process for making popup from indesign using show and hide:

http://carijansen.com/creating-pop-window-pdf-adobe-indesign/

 

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jonathan

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Never have overlapping buttons that are visible at the same time. It is unpredictable which one will get clicks, and it is unpredictable which one is on top. Just because it's consistent for you today doesn't mean it will be in the future, or for other people.

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You need to create illusions.

 

make the first pop up do two things when clicked. Make itself disappear and make the new pop up appear. The new popup should visually look like first popup under the secon, get it?

 

smoke and mirrors 

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Thanks, I tried something similar. I made the blank background (button) actually do something: it both clears and and repopulates the reveal buttons. So, when I have 3 reveal buttons on the background button, each one reveals something new if clicked properly. Now, if the user misclicks and hits the background instead, rather than freezing, it simply clears the reveals and you get another chance at it. It isn't perfect. but seems to work better than everything freezing up.

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Are you buttons independent clear frames? I find that works better versus making items in your layout buttons. 

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Hi Jonathan,

I have made them with a mix of clear frames and making the items buttons. I was able to eliminate the complete reset by making one action on the background button reset, and the other an X to leave the revealed art (button) stay up if it had been clicked. It seems to work on the devices/machines I have tried it on.....so far.... 🙂

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Glad you figured it out. This line of work requires a lot of troubleshooting sometimes.

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