Reusing interactive buttons that operate frame visibility

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May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021

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I have a page with 5 different sets of interactive buttons that open and close frames on that page. I want to copy and reuse that page with modification for the other pages. 

 

Will the modified pages be indpendent of the source pages? For example, when I click Button 1 on Page 1 will Button 1 on Page 22 also be activated. On their own these buttons look fine. I am not able to tell what is happening on the other pages. 

 

I also have another similar document that was successfully created using DataMerge but I am not sure how the corresponding buttons on different pages will behave. 

 

I want to avoid managing and creating interactions for hundreds of buttons if possible. 

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Adobe Community Professional , May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021
Buttons only function on the spread they are located on.

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Adobe Community Professional , May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021
Yes, as Bob says, button actions only work on the current page/spread.  But I may be misunderstanding something. You want the buttons on Page 1 to be independent of Page 22, don't you? One other thing to mention: if you have interactivity that involves the Timing panel, that will often get re-ordered when copying/pasting to a new page.

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Buttons only function on the spread they are located on.

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Yes, as Bob says, button actions only work on the current page/spread. 

But I may be misunderstanding something. You want the buttons on Page 1 to be independent of Page 22, don't you?

One other thing to mention: if you have interactivity that involves the Timing panel, that will often get re-ordered when copying/pasting to a new page.

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Diane and Bob: Thanks for responding. I am set because I want the buttons on the spreads to be independent. I saw the posts on timing issues but I don't use timing. Just clicks to operate Buttons and visibility changes.

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You can put button shapes (not multi-state) on a Master Page (for a single page continuous PDF) that indicates Previous Page / Next page and (say go to) Contents and these will appear on all pages throughout the document (apart from those pages you don't want them to appear on).

 

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