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Chapter 11. Adding Multimedia to PDFs > Adding Sounds or Movies to PDFs

Adding Sounds or Movies to PDFs

Sounds, whether they are music or recorded explanations that enhance the viewer's understanding of a document, can add greatly to the viewer's experience. A movie can illustrate a procedure for instructional purposes or merely amuse the viewer. You can use the Link tool not only to create a button, as described earlier in this chapter, but also to add multimedia clips to a PDF. You also can use the Movie tool to define a clickable area that triggers the playing of a clip.

To add a multimedia clip with the Movie tool

1.
In an open PDF document, choose the Movie tool from the Advanced Editing toolbar (Figure 11.17).

Figure 11.17. Choose the Movie tool from the Advanced Editing toolbar.


2.
Drag a rectangle in the location on your document where you want the clickable area, or hot spot.

When you release the mouse button, the Add Movie dialog box appears (Figure 11.18).

Figure 11.18. The Add Movie dialog box opens.


3.
To use a clip from your hard disk, click the Choose button next to the Location text box.

The Select Movie File dialog box appears.

4.
Select a sound or movie clip, and click the Select button (Figure 11.19).

Figure 11.19. Select a movie and click the Select button.


5.
Check the Snap or Embed options as well as the Poster settings in the Add Movie dialog box, and click OK.

6.
Switch to the Hand tool, and click the hot spot to see your movie clip (Figure 11.20).

Figure 11.20. Once you click on the movie with the Hand tool, the movie will play.



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