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Enabling PDFs for various types of user input can strengthen the interaction between users and the content, and improve satisfaction due to greater user involvement/control.
In addition, designated avenues for user input can contribute to documentation quality and provide outlet for frustration, for example by sending inputs regarding the documentation or the product directly from within the PDF.
Techniques demonstrated in this webinar include features that are all embedded in PDFs that are viewed with the free Adobe Reader:
• text fields where users can record data values and options
• checkboxes to track progress (e.g. in procedures)
• page marks and notes (also useful for user-defined navigation, optionally e-mailed)
• embedded grading/feedback forms
• storing useful search queries in the PDF file for future use
The focus of the webinar is the additional interactivity in PDF files, available to users with the free Adobe Reader.
Although the webinar also describes how such elements can be incorporated in source files using FrameMaker with custom markers (available with FrameMaker-to-Acrobat TimeSavers + Form Assistant), if you use other tools these features can be defined manually in Acrobat, so that the webinar can still benefit you substantially by demonstrating the abilities that are available with PDFs.