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Topic: how 2 overide general prefs settings
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 125315
From: graham_p
Date: 1/12/2005 11:10 PM

Hello there, and thanks for taking time to look at my question:

Mac OSX 10.3.7
Acrobat Pro. v6.0
Level: Extensive system/software experience. No coding experience.

I have designed a x9 page PDF for cross-platform distribution with simple
interactivity (using the link tool to specify various graphics as 'buttons').

The document prefs. have been set up so that when a user opens
the PDF, it goes Full screen mode, Fit to Width on their Reader.

My client wants the document to be sent to various locations and for the
result to be a 'simple, clean interactive experience'. They like the Full
Screen idea a lot... and are happy with what I've shown them.

The 'global' preferences (i.e the application prefs) of the Reader have
the following option:

Full Screen>Full Screen Navigation>Left click to go forward one page;
right click to go back one page...

The problem is that if this specific setting is on ( is it on by
default?) ...then what happens is that when the user happens to
mouseclick anywhere in my PDF that's not set-up as link, it quickly
becomes possible for them to lose their way - or rather, to not move
through the information the way that my client wants them to.

To summarise it simply, there is a clash between the interactivity
provided by the document and the interactivity available via the mouse/
global prefs setting in the Reader.

The ideal scenario would be to have them load the doc. experience it
interactively according to the way it is designed and then, as they exit
the document they go back to their Reader exactly as it was set-up
before they loaded the document.

Any solutions would be very gratefully accepted. I can't code at all but
understand the principles. I thought maybe a JavaScript embedded into
the document could look after this scenario - switch off the fwrd/bck
mouse control and switch it on again as the user exits the document.

I'm very open to accepting the possibility that there is a super-simple
way to do this and that I've just got too involved to see the wood for the feel free to castigate me for my stupidity if this is the case.

Thanks in advance for any assistance offered

Best Regards

Graham Proctor

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