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Creating an Interactive PDF with Microsoft Word 2016

Daniel Walter Scott || VIDEO: 47 of 52

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In this tutorial we're going to create an interactive PDF, it means I can send somebody a PDF, they can download it from a website, and there's some interaction, and in our case, it's going to be videos which we installed in our last tutorial, and hyperlinks, so let's go and do that now.

It's super easy. We're going to go to 'File', 'Save As', and you can see, mine here is saved as Adobe PDF, yours might not have that, because I've got something called Adobe Acrobat installed. If you've got that you can go straight to this option here, but I'm going to assume you don't have it, and we're going to go to 'Save As', and we're going to go down to here which says 'Word Document', drop that down, we're going to go to PDF. It doesn't really matter which way you go. I'm going to click 'Save'.

Now, mine defaults and opens up in Internet Explorer for some reason, yours might default and open up in something else, let's go and check that interactive PDF.

So by default, PDFs come interactive, so I'm going to find my completed files, there they are there, down the bottom here is this one here that I created, this is my PDF file. If I 'double click' him, it's going to open up in Internet Explorer. Now I'm going to 'right click' him and say 'Open with'. I've got something a bit more appropriate, Acrobat, you might have Acrobat Reader, there might be all sorts of things that will try and open it. They all work. So, if I look at this document here, here's my front cover, beautiful. This page, as you can see, it's opening a clip on it, it’s an ad from YouTube. Same with the links here, if I click on the '', it's going to open up a browser and link to that.

So that's my PDF, it has interaction, and all we need to do is 'File', 'Save As', and change it to 'PDF'.

All right, let's get on to the next video.