I've written a usability report that I converted from Word to a PDF (based on limited tools I have to work with), but wanted to add some interactive elements in it -- namely the ability (1) to show larger images and (2) play embedded videos from a link. Unfortunately, despite the limited tutorials I've found and Adobe's mediocre help content, I haven't been able to figure out how to do it, and was hoping someone else has done something like this.
Images I have several images that are readable but still would be better displayed at a larger size - so I want to create the 'lightbox' style method of a larger version of the image. I imported the image as a layer, and have tried a myriad number of methods to:
Have a link on the smaller image that shows the (previously hidden) layer
Create a close button on the layer to make it disappear again.
I've tried simply having the layer shown/hidden, putting it on it's own bookmarked page and creating a destination that pointed to that page, but can't get any of these methods to work consistently or in some cases at all.
Video Similarly, I have some videos of the testing I want to display inline as opposed to having to open an external video player app (although THAT I can get to work - but it requires all of the files to be sent, the end user to have the right codec/player, etc.). I want to:
Have a thumbnail act as a link to the video
Have the video appear and play in a lightbox-like display
Be able to include a close button to stop the video and go back to the page
I was able to get it to work once, but when I opened the document up later, it no longer worked. I was running into an issue that when I tried to import a video as a layer, the click area was the size of the video (~2/3 of the page), and actually sat over the original link I wanted to use as the trigger. Not a big deal until you have three different videos on that same page.
So, long story short (too late), if anyone has advice or knows of a tutorial that can help, I'd greatly appreciate it. I am using Adobe Acrobat Pro 9, and have had to import the images/videos as layers because MS Word doesn't allow 'layers'. If I can get access to InDesign or I might consider reconverting from Word/PDF to InDesign > create layers > re-export to PDF if that seems like the smartest thing.