In the following YouTube tutorial, we’ll create an interactive PDF from Adobe InDesign, in which we click on a button, which in turn opens up a simple pop-up window containing a close-box. When the close-box is clicked the pop-up window disappears again.
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That’s an excellent and very succinct tutorial. I am very curious to know if a print button can be added to target and print the pop out chart. Is this possible?
Hey Cari — Do you know if they ever made this to work on an iPad running iOS 10.2 using Acrobat Reader?
One question: If the user inadvertently click on the chart pop-up, the close button becomes inactive. I guess this is bcoz we have used the pop-up (ChartLarge in this case) as a button – Is there any way around this issue.. may be an option to deactivate the click option for such button?
This is very useful, HOWEVER, you do not share how to create that thumbnail. I have searched and searched, and I cannot find how to do that.
hi Stephanie, it’s an image that you convert to a button that has an action applied to it.
Does this work when viewed on an ipad?
hi Jenn, I tested recently in Adobe Reader DC (the latest release) and no support for this yet it seems.