When you are creating a project with an optional Print View, remember that there are several elements won't work when you are in Print View. And there is a simple explanation: some elements rely on an internet connection for it to work such as videos. The interactive elements within a publication won't work when they are viewed in Print View or exported as a PDF. A PDF is not connected to the internet and therefore doesn't collect data for the video to play or to interact with a certain element.
To prevent that a print publication looks messy when exporting to PDF, you should know you can show or hide elements for Print View.
Below are the elements that are disabled when they are viewed in Print View:
Videos are disabled during print view because they won't play when viewed from a PDF. And they wouldn't work altogether when printed on paper. For a video element to work, it needs to be connected to the internet so that the data can run through the publication, which isn't possible on a PDF. When you have added a video to your print publication, you will be only shown the video thumbnail image preview in print view.
Buttons are disabled because buttons are mainly used to link to another element inside of a publication, i.e. a popup or another page. You can't click internal and external buttons in a PDF viewing environment.
Slideshows are disabled because it physically isn't possible to be able to make selected images show one after another in a PDF environment. You may have to take the images apart from the slideshow for this to work in a different way when viewing in Print.
Popups are disabled because it isn't possible to use links to groups and layers inside of a PDF. For pop-ups to work, the pop-up needs to be in a layered group with a link to the specific group. When viewing a PDF, you can't click on an element that will show a pop-up in the same environment.
Background images are disabled because the PDF preview that is generated takes from elements in the desktop view. And adding an image to the print view can become very confusing for the system in terms of where to place other elements around the image.
Similar to images being disabled. Adding a photo collage to print view can become very confusing for when our Maglr platform generates and organizes all the elements from a desktop view. It may not be able to calculate if an element goes before or after the collage.
Links to elements, pop-ups/groups for example, simply won't work in a PDF environment. If you have a pop-up in your project, it may be a good idea to ensure that the popup is spread across its own page. The only link that will work in a PDF would be a hyperlink to a website as it is simply a URL linked inside of some text. This would then open a tab with the URL in that tab.