Updating plugins for indesign
I also recommend Diane Burns’ course on creating animations.If you’d like to learn about multi state objects, check out my course on that subject.Everywhere includes, browsers and all desktop and mobile readers. The PDF format and more specifically, interactive PDF is actually a victim of its own success.There are countless reader applications for desktop and mobile devices as well as browser plugins and frankly, most them suck for interactive PDF; this includes Mac Preview.One of the issues with mobile that simply can’t be overcome is the old workaround of using SWF to insert animations, multi state objects and video.While earlier version of Acrobat had flash player included, that is no longer the case and even it were, SWF files won’t play on mobile devices.The problem is that most users think a PDF is a PDF is a PDF. As an aside, I think it’s worth pointing out that contrary to popular belief, Adobe, beyond supporting the format for Acrobat and Reader can’t do a thing about it.
By the way, I’m intentionally omitting anything related to digital publishing on the app side.
If having it work in a browser is the goal, why use PDF when an HTML form is so easy to add to a website?
Alternatively, Google Forms are terrific for that type of thing and way easier to create than a form in In Design.
Adobe Digital Editions has improved dramatically, as well and is available for all mobile and desktop platforms.] That is not the case with PDF where many people expect that a PDF will work on any device on any reader and are shocked when it doesn’t.
This takes me back to my initial point—PDF is a victim of its own success. I’m sure you’ve all been asked about an “Adobe file.” Another excellent choice for documents you want to make publicly available is Adobe’s new Publish Online feature available directly from In Design.