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Rollover Buttons Not Working in PDF

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Hello,

I'm working with buttons in InDesign. Using Buttons and Forms, I've created a button which on the rollover state, shows a box. When you roll off of the button, the box disappears. In the Interactivity Preview box, the button functions properly. When I export the interactive PDF, nothing happens when I roll over the button in Acrobat. I have the newest versions of all apps. Any suggestions as to why this is not working? If I change the function of the button to open the box on the click, it works fine. Just the rollover function is giving me a problem. Could it be a pdf setting? Thank you.

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The only preview in InDesign is for EPUB, not PDF. That said, rollover effects are wonky at best and will not work on mobile devices or many third party PDF readers. 

 

That said, how exactly did you set up the rollover.

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Rollover Buttons Not Working in PDF

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Hello,

I'm working with buttons in InDesign. Using Buttons and Forms, I've created a button which on the rollover state, shows a box. When you roll off of the button, the box disappears. In the Interactivity Preview box, the button functions properly. When I export the interactive PDF, nothing happens when I roll over the button in Acrobat. I have the newest versions of all apps. Any suggestions as to why this is not working? If I change the function of the button to open the box on the click, it works fine. Just the rollover function is giving me a problem. Could it be a pdf setting? Thank you.

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The only preview in InDesign is for EPUB, not PDF. That said, rollover effects are wonky at best and will not work on mobile devices or many third party PDF readers. 

 

That said, how exactly did you set up the rollover.

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Multi-state buttons don't work in Interactive PDFs, use simple hypelinks (you can use words, images and button shapes) , they can be internal links to other pages and external to URLs.

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Thank you for your response. So are you saying that rollovers (images appearing on hover) are not supported in interactive pdfs? Just not sure exactly what multi-state refers to.

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the OP did not say they were doing MOS they said a button with roll overs, that can be done from the buttons panel.

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The only preview in InDesign is for EPUB, not PDF. That said, rollover effects are wonky at best and will not work on mobile devices or many third party PDF readers. 

 

That said, how exactly did you set up the rollover.

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Using Buttons and Forms, I created two buttons. I set one to turn on the other "On Rollover" and to turn it off "On Roll Off".  Will this setting only work for an eBook and not a pdf?

 

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It should work, but again, it's wonky at best and I would never personally use it. I couldn't possibly tell you what's wrong. Could be Acrobat, could be something specific to your computer. Have you tried it on a different machine?

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Yes. It doesn't seem to work anywhere. I must be missing something, but not sure what. I feel like it might be a setting in the pdf export since it works perfectly in the EPUB preview.

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It will work perfectly with HTML, so use FXL ePub, Publish Online or in5 if you want those features. PDF with bells and whistle won't work since Flash has been dropped by Apple. 

Let's hope PDF2 will be implemented by vendors one day.

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Ok. Thank you.

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I use File > Export > and select PDF (interactive) as the file type. The PDF presets don't work for interactive PDFs. 

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