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Create Interactive PDF with Your Word Processor

Interactive PDFs take advantage of the information in word processing documents to create navigation features such as bookmarks and hyperlinks.

Printing a document to create its PDF edition is common practice. It works beautifully, but it also leaves much behind. Document headings could have been turned into an outline of PDF bookmarks, and document links could have become live PDF links. Adding these features, shown in Figure 4-1, will help ensure that your readers have the best possible reading experience.

Automatically adding PDF navigation features from your document’s styles
Figure 4-1. Automatically adding PDF navigation features from your document’s styles

The trick to creating an interactive PDF from your source document is to use PDF tools that understand your document’s styles [Hack #24] . Such tools typically integrate with your word processor.


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