I made up the main features using iDesign including the Fields, I then added the interactive movable graphic in Adobe Acrobat. As far as I know, you can only interact with the graphic using the Adobe Reader.. Which includs android phones like mine as long as you install the Reader.. Not sure about iPhones. The Adobe Reader has far more uses than other PDF readers. For example, you can only view an interactive 3D object using the PDF reader and thats even true with mobile phones..
The sample package contains the custom profile that is associated with the Mobile Form. Please explore the customtoolbar.jsp file. This jsp extracts the data from the mobile form and makes a POST request to servlet mounted on /bin/generateinteractivepdf path. The servlet return the interactive pdf to the calling application. The code in the customtoolbar.jsp then downloads the file to your local system
I have posted an INTERACTIVE document on Publish Online, but when it is downloaded, all the interactivity is stripped out. What is the point of posting an interactive document if you can't download it as an interactive document! I have had to create a workaround to include a button IN the document that leads to an interactive PDF that I had to post separately on Google Drive to allow people to download the working PDF.
Start by defining a PDF preset (File > Adobe PDF Presets > Define). Select hyperlinks and appearance of interactive elements. I call this preset Publish Online. In your publish online dialogue box, select "allow downloads" then go to your advanced settings. Select the dropdown menu for PDF preset. Choose your preset for ePub. Screenshot of advanced settings dialogue box.
So, probably it's not possible to combine the two. I really think that's a huge bug. I'm not a programmer, but this seems to be an easy thing to handle, extra checkbox "Allow viewers to download the document as a pdf file (interactive)" !!!
@Nita But that means you have to save the InDesign file as an interactive pdf. That's not what I mean. I have a document with links in it that I 'publish online'. When a customer goes to that location and clicks the links, everything works nicely. But, still online, the customer wants to download the file for later use, that downloaded pdf does not have working links anymore. And sure, I can send over the interactive pdf file to that customer I created out of InDesign, but the customer has to contact me first, that's not very user friendly I would say.
@Boyd Nielsen To answer your question.The published only document is very effective when you want to update the document quickly. Posting the downloadable PDF with the same interactivity as the online version is a good backup, in case your mobile workforce doesn't have access to the internet when they are on the road. For example a salesperson on the road. Or maybe the client office won't allow internet access.
Although it might be a very old discussion, I'm still encounter the same issue. Is there anyone that can explain in a simple way what to do to have both 'published online' interactive documents, as well as the downloaded pdf version of that same document with the interactivity?
Yes, we might not get the bells and whistle of flying animation, pop up of a table of contents, etc., but being able to update the same document and publish it to the same link is huge for a company that has content that needs updating without keep uploading a new pdf every time. And it would a great option, for example, a salesperson who can't access the internet but they still can download the pdf with the interactivity still intact on their computer to read offline.
Interactive PDF is very popular among our clients. But the problem is updating it and redistributing it is a cumbersome process. So the content gets obsolete once the PDF is distributed. Publish online provides that workaround solution on the "update content part." But it would be a perfect solution if Adobe also adds downloadable PDF with interactivity intact. I thought this is going to be a game-changer to have the ability to update the document and be able to download the full interactive PDF in case there's no internet connection. You don't know how much this solution is the answer to most of our client who doesn't want to make their content a full-blown microsite or mobile app. Adobe, please consider having an option to download the PDF with full interactivity intact.
I would also like them to be able to preset the settings for the .pdf download ie choose spread layout (currently the spread layout downloads into a single page, why? ) and choose what interactive elements we include. We should be able to set this and when they press download the settings have been predetermined already by content creator.
Beginning with PDF 1.5, Usage rights (UR) signatures are used to enable additional interactive features that are not available by default in a particular PDF viewer application. The signature is used to validate that the permissions have been granted by a bona fide granting authority. For example, it can be used to allow a user:
Rich Media PDF is a PDF file including interactive content that can be embedded or linked within the file. It can contain images, audio, video content or buttons. For example, if the interactive PDF is a digital catalog for an E-commerce business, products can be listed on the PDF pages, can be added images, links to the website and buttons to order directly from there.
Some PDF files have interactive fields to fill in data (such as on forms). Using Firefox's built-in PDF viewer you can fill out fields such as text, check boxes, and radio buttons. After entering data into these fields you can download the file to have the filled-out version saved to your computer.
PDFelement lets you easily fill in a PDF form with interactive fields. After you download and install the PDF form filler software, launch the program. Click the "+" button on the Home window to browse your computer or drag and drop the PDF into the program window. The form filler software will detect all of the interactive fields automatically once the file is open. Now you start directly typing in the fields or selecting the right responses from the options provided. Download it for free trial.
The IDTF2U3D executables available in package from github are originally from: and can be downloaded from: -matlab-mesh-to-pdf-with-3d-interactive-objectIf obtaining them from there, then place the "bin" directory in the "idtf2u3d" directory of the fig2u3d distribution.
To use the interactive forms on the Pine Tree Legal Assistance website you will need a "reader" that can open and work with PDF documents. Most computers now come with Adobe Reader already installed. If you don't have it on your computer you can get Adobe Reader here for free. NOTE: If you don't want to download McAfee Security Scan software at the same time, uncheck the box before hitting "Download" button.
In this tutorial, you learned how to create and modify PDF files with the PyPDF2 and reportlab packages. If you want to follow along with the examples you just saw, then be sure to download the materials by clicking the link below:
You can go ahead and do this to any elements any child element of any frame that you've got in your file or your presentation. For example, you could link the welcome message to a different frame; we could just link that directly to the next slide, so we're on slide two currently, which is why we can't link to it, and we can just link that over to slide three. This would be an easy way to add calls to action or links inside of a presentation deck or an interactive PDF deck that you want to link to other frames from. For example, this little app mock up here which has got the "start" button on it, perhaps you'd like to link that to a different frame that actually has the next part of that design that you could look at. That might be on slide 14, for example, so I'm just going to click on that and I think that's enough links to get started.
We can see what that actually looks like in a clickable interactive PDF export now. Once you've set up all of the links that you want to add onto your frames for your interactive PDF, you can go ahead and export it by clicking on the "Export Presentation" button in the top right hand corner of the Figma plugin, and we want to change the presentation export format by clicking on this drop-down list here and going all the way down to the bottom to the "PDF deck" option here. I'm just going to leave it as "150 dpi" quality; you can go up to "300 dpi" if you want a print resolution deck, but "150 dpi" is really good for screen. I'm just going to leave that there, you can add a password to the deck if you wanted to, but I'm just going to leave it as is for now. This vector path option you can just leave disabled for now, too. I'm going to click on "Export to PDF" and this is going to go through all the frames in my Figma slide deck and it's going to generate a compressed clickable interactive PDF file for me, and once it's done it's going to ask me to download it to my computer.
It has just finished exporting the interactive PDF from Figma for me, so I can now download it by clicking on the "Download your .pdf file" button, and that's just going to let me download it to my desktop. I'm going to click "Save", and you can see up here we've actually got the file on our desktop now. I'm just going to just going to double click on that to open it up in the regular "Preview" app on Mac. I'll just scale that down a bit so we can get a good look at it; okay, we can see here it's exported our entire deck from Figma as a clickable interactive PDF. If I scroll down, you'll notice that if I hover over this area here you'll see there's a little tool tip that says "Go to page 3"; if I click on that link, it immediately jumps me over to page three. We haven't added any links to page three, so we can select the text and and that's all fine, but there's no link on this page. If you remember, we did add a couple more links; down on this frame here we added two links, so if we again hover over them you can see on the right here we've got a tooltip that says "Go to page 13"; I can click on that, and that immediately jumps me down to the page 13 that we linked to. 2b1af7f3a8