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Offline Aaron

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Interactive PDF
« on: September 01, 2009, 03:47:32 PM »
Have you guys done something like this?

http://www.bluetoad.com/

We have a client that has requested this interactive PDF in addition to the print job. We've never had any request this on a bid before. Anyone making these and with what software?
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Re: Interactive PDF
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 03:58:45 PM »
not sure how you would make it interactive, interesting tho.

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Re: Interactive PDF
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 04:01:10 PM »
It just simulates page turning right?

I've seen that before on web sites.

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Re: Interactive PDF
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009, 04:03:34 PM »
Well, it also has a table of contents with active links in them. And a search, share and some other functions along the top. But basically a pdf with a fancy page turner.
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Re: Interactive PDF
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2009, 04:07:17 PM »
We publish all our mags online like that. I create a multipage, optimized PDF with links embedded and we send it to a company (Zmag) who specializes much like the link you posted. Not sure what process they use however or what they charge.
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Re: Interactive PDF
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009, 04:25:21 PM »
Our newspaper has something similar, but we don't do it here (the nerds at HQ do it).

There's another one made for Joomla websites that sells a license rather than charge per page.

http://page-flip-tools.com/Buy-Now/
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Re: Interactive PDF
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2009, 05:07:50 PM »
That's interesting. So it appears to not be soemthing I could just buy and do-it-yourself. Good to know. Thanks fellers.
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Re: Interactive PDF
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2009, 05:10:55 PM »

Thanks fellers.


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Re: Interactive PDF
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2009, 05:16:16 PM »
haha. party on...

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Re: Interactive PDF
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2009, 08:02:19 PM »
The page turner do-dad is available in Indesign CS4 as a script.
Free of charge, as long as you have CS4.


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Re: Interactive PDF
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2009, 08:52:44 PM »

The page turner do-dad is available in Indesign CS4 as a script.
Free of charge, as long as you have CS4.


just FYI


Linky? Or is it already included with CS4 out of the box?
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Re: Interactive PDF
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2009, 08:52:36 AM »
Very cool! Looks like it has to be saved as a SWF. Now I just need to figure out how to create the buttons that are along the top. I see a button tool but I've never done it before. I create the button but it doesn't show up in the Shockwave file.

It's in the Window menu, interactive then page transitions.
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Re: Interactive PDF
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2009, 01:32:45 PM »
it's in the page pallet fly out menu, called "page transitions", select "choose" and down in the bottom right corner is page flip. When it does it, it saves it as a swf file.

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Re: Interactive PDF
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2009, 05:30:56 PM »
Like I said in the where is B4Print going. I think this is covered in a Pod cast from the Idesigner. Michael Murphy. I know put videos was but I think it was the page turning thing as well. If i find it I will tell you the episode.

https://www.yousendit.com/download/YkxMa3ZIQVN0Ni92Wmc9PQ

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Re: Interactive PDF
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2010, 11:10:05 AM »
i made an interactive pdf for a digital prepress job spec sheet - works well - was a pita especially if buttons and boxes need to be tabbable

ya know - i rekon if ya do a search here somewhere you'll get info - i know folks on here helped me

the page flip aint in my acrobat then again i'm using acro 8 n 7 - prolly a 9 and onwards feature - but its all there in acrobat for you
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