Not many people are aware of the wide possibilities offered by the Adobe Acrobat PDF file format. Below are a few examples from Studio Cruz' use of this format over the last few years.
|Below, an example of a PDF with rollover images on the second page. Again, all work by Chris Yonge at Studio Cruz.|
|For technical presentation to an audience we favor the use of multipage PDF documents over PowerPoints for the reason that PDF pages based upon vector images can be zoomed and panned. Below is an example of an Acrobat-based visual demonstrative exhibit used in an eminent domain case. It has been password protected with the word exhibit. Once it is open (a 14 Mb download, it's sizeable due to the high resolution graphics inside) use the magnifying tools to appreciate how the vector elements in the image stay sharp at the highest resolution, and that the image can be easily panned with the Hand tool. The ability to zoom and pan within a detailed image can be most useful.|
|Below is an example of a 3D PDF file created for a client, this time of the same valve concept as shown in animated form on the legal graphics page. Click on the image above to download this PDF in a new window, and note that it is only 300 kb in size. It has two pages: a cover letter and the 3D PDF. Open the model tree to the left of the model window to toggle the visibility of the components, and see how powerful a way this is to communicate assembly and form in a compact file.|