InDesign Interactive Buttons

Community Beginner ,
Dec 17, 2020 Dec 17, 2020

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I am trying to add navigation buttons to a long document to link back to the TOC or page forward and back. I assume I should put this on the master page as the buttons need to be through out the document.

 

I have tried several ways to add the buttons but nothing seems to work after I export to PDF. 

 

The TOC navigation works fine and the book marks are also working fine.

 

I need to also add links using anchored text frames but I cant get there to work either, I am using Indesign 2021. Can anyone shed some light on what I amy be doing wrong.

 

Thanks,

 

Pat

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 17, 2020 Dec 17, 2020

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What does several ways mean? What exact action are you using on the buttons? How are you viewing the PDF?

Anything other than Acrobat or Reader on a desktop is going to be a crapshoot. Mobile and browsers are particularly troublesome.

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Feb 25, 2021 Feb 25, 2021

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Hi Bob,

Is there a way for me to send you a sample document? By sample I mean all the methods I found online and in the adobe support info.

 

It may be something to do with changes in the in the new adobe acrobat. I am doing a manual in InDesign Navigation buttons similar to this document.

t.   Adobe Navigation Buttons.JPG

 

I have tried following Adobes process but I just cant get the buttons to function.

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Feb 26, 2021 Feb 26, 2021

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You haven't been back in 2 and half months and you still haven't answered the question: How did you create the buttons? What actions are applied?

FWIW, I'd do it with hyperlink destinations.

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Feb 26, 2021 Feb 26, 2021

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Hi Bob,

 

Yep it's been a while. I have a number of things that I do in addition to cancer.

 

I am the Energizer Bunny on bad batteries! Sometimes it takes me a while to swing back to a project.

 

So far I have followed the links on Adobe's website and also on LinkedIn Learning.

 

I have done the steps multiple times but recently saw a comment that Adobe removed the feature except for EPub Docs.

 

I have done buttons on a number of documents in the past but always using Acrobat. 

 

I assume I should be able to do it in InDesign. I am going to try it again in the EPub format to see if I can get it to work.

 

The page that I added has navigation buttons at the top and bottom which is what I am trying to achieve.

 

Sorry about the delays but I do a number of projects and am like a squirrel, see something shiny and I am off!

 

I am still on the right side of the grass for now so I do what I can.

 

Thanks

 

Pat

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