How to add a retweet button to PDF using Acrobat XI

Learn how to create an interactive button in your PDF to make it easier for readers to retweet your work on Twitter.

By June 22, 2013

 

How to add a retweet button to PDF using Acrobat XI
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How to add a retweet button to PDF using Acrobat XI

Donna BakerJune 22, 2013

  1. Upload the PDF file to share to your web site or blog, and note the file's URL.
  2. Select and download your desired Twitter logo here: https://twitter.com/logo.
  3. In Acrobat XI, open the Tools pane, and choose Add Button from the Interactive Objects panel.
  4. Click the page with the Add Button tool to draw a rectangle. Release the mouse to show the Field Name dialog box and then click All Properties.
  5. The Button Properties dialog box opens and displays the General tab; type a name and tooltip for the button.
  6. On the Appearance tab and set the Border Color and Fill Color to None.
  7. On the Options tab, choose Icon Only from the Layout dropdown list and then click Choose Icon.
  8. Click Browse to locate and select an image format such as PNG, GIF, JPEG, or PDF. Click OK.
  9. On the Actions tab, choose Open a Web Link from the Select Action drop-down list. Click Add to open the Edit URL field.
  10. Type the Twitter URL http://twitter.com/?status=RT: followed by your link's URL and click OK. *
  11. Test the link on your document page.

* You can include the Tweet in the Edit URL field. In order for hashtags to work, you need to replace the # with %23.


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