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Chapter 4. Creating an Interactive Map

Chapter 4. Creating an Interactive Map

A full-featured PDF document—that is, one containing a navigation structure—more closely resembles a Web page than a simple document. Within a PDF document, you can add buttons, links, and bookmarks, providing a path for your users to make their way through your document.

Unlike a Web page, which sometimes can contain broken links or images that don’t load, a PDF document maintains its appearance and integrity at all times, making Acrobat 7 a great option for creating a wide variety of structured documents.

In the project in this chapter, you’ll see how to create an interactive “map.” The interactive part comes from the various buttons used to display pop-up images and text. You’ll learn how to draw the buttons and add actions to them. The images for this project are created in Photoshop, and you’ll see how to convert them to PDF in Acrobat. Bonus content on the book’s Web site (www.donnabaker.ca/downloads) for this chapter shows you how to convert an image to PDF in Photoshop And you don’t have to worry about protecting the content of the map; you’ll learn about adding security to the finished document as well.

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