Scope: Acrobat Professional 6.0 and greater
Skill Level: Beginner
Prerequisites: Familiarity with Acrobat Professional
Page Actions are triggered by the opening and closing events on a PDF page in the viewer. These Actions are primarily useful for starting and stopping page related interactive features such as multimedia, timers, and animations, but the way in which these actions can be used is only limited by the imagination of the document developer.
The opening event of a page refers to the point at which the page’s number becomes visible in the Navigation bar at the bottom of the page, not the point at which the page is actually visible to the user. Figure 1 shows a document in Continuous page mode. In this mode it is possible for part of a page to be visible on the screen, but not be the current page. In the figure, the page 3 Page Close action and the page 4 Page Open action will trigger immediately after Page 4 becomes the current page (i.e., when Page 4 is displayed in the Navigation bar). The Page Close action is triggered first, followed by the Open action for the next page.
The Page Actions are accessed from the Page Properties Dialog. This dialog is only available from the Pages Navigation Tab, which is typically displayed on the left hand side of the Acrobat Viewer. Use the following steps to create or modify a Page Action.
1. If it is not already visible, the Pages Navigation Tab can be enabled from the following menu item (Figure 2):
2. To display the Page Properties Dialog (Figure 3):
3. On the Page Properties Dialogs select the Actions tab (Figure 4).
|Acrobat XIAcrobat XAcrobat 9|
|Edit PDF, create PDF, Action Wizard|