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Fleur-de-Lis Travel

This is the story of an up-and-coming boutique travel agency in New Orleans, owned and operated by one Amanda Marshall and her former college roommate. The company, Fleur-de-Lis Travel, specializes in providing an immersive experience for its guests, including customized tours, airport limo service, and boutique hotels.

Amanda has discovered that many of her prospective clients learn of her services through its Web site. She’s spiced up the Web site presentation and is using an interactive HTML page both to illustrate a few of the area’s most famous attractions and to provide custom tour ideas. The Web page contains pop-up images and rollovers, but that isn’t working as well as Amanda would like. She wants the entire presentation to be available immediately, without waiting for downloads; she’s also concerned that some of the site’s most important design features might be hidden by pop-up blockers.

One of Amanda’s concerns is the integrity of the presentation. For Fleur-de-Lis Travel, presentation is everything, and Amanda needs to be sure that the effort she makes in building an interactive map will result in a flawless document that can be used online.

Amanda looked at the option of creating a Flash presentation, but decided against it for a couple of reasons. She wasn’t sure if her clients would be interested in waiting for a Flash presentation to load, and although she’s worked with Flash in the past, it’s not her forte. Acrobat, on the other hand, is a program she is quite comfortable with.

Amanda has an interesting job ahead of her! She plans to create an interactive PDF file that contains the image of a New Orleans map, which serves as the background for the project, as well as a set of six visible buttons. When the prospective clients visit the Web page, they can simply click a button to see both a photographic image and a block of text describing a city landmark (Figure 4.1).

Figure 4.1. The finished project includes a set of buttons and links that a user can interact with to show images and text. Password security is used to protect the final document.


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