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Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools All-in-One For Dummies by Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 3: Adding Interactivity to PDF Files

In This Chapter

  • Adding interactive bookmarks
  • Creating and editing links
  • Using buttons for easy navigation

Because many PDF documents are viewed online, you should make them easy for readers to navigate. With Acrobat, you can design documents that are easier to navigate than their printed counterparts and that include rich interactive features that simply aren't available with paper documents.

Rather than making readers scroll through a document to find what they want, you can add links within an index or a table of contents, or you can add links to websites and e-mail addresses. Acrobat also includes bookmarks, which are an interactive table of contents. You can even add buttons that link to specific pages within a PDF document or that cause an action to occur when clicked, such as printing the document. We discuss all these features in this chapter.

Adding Bookmarks to Create Easy PDF Navigation

Users have come to expect documents that involve easy-to-use navigation and ways to quickly find what they need. You can make your PDF documents more user-friendly by adding bookmarks, which are the equivalent of a table of contents that's always available, no matter what page the user is viewing in the Document window.

Bookmarks provide a listing of contents within a PDF file or links to relevant external content. Bookmarks sit within a panel, and when you click one, you're taken to a specific destination in the PDF document (or possibly ...

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