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How to Create an Interactive PDF in Minutes

snigdhamathur97 profile image Snigdha Mathur Originally published at blog.bit.ai Updated on ・3 min read

If you Google “how to create an interactive PDF”, you’ll get suggestions to use Adobe’s InDesign software to create one. Yeah, but you’re probably thinking you gotta learn a design tool to create an interactive PDF? Sigh…

Every InDesign tutorial on the internet goes something like this- you create a PDF template with the software, then add your content, then go to their toolbar and add links, buttons, forms, bookmarks, etc. by going to their respective buttons and figuring out how to do it.

It’s a time-consuming process and definitely has a learning curve. This becomes even more unnecessary when we tell you that it takes seconds to make your PDFs interactive, rather than spending hours on it using design tools!

How to create an interactive PDF, the easy way!

So if you want to create an interactive document, you either move up with times and learn complicated design tools and create docs that may or may not work. Or, you can use a tool that makes the process of creating an interactive document cakewalk! Enter, Bit.ai.

Bit is a new age cloud-based document collaboration tool that helps teams create, manage and track PDFs and other digital workplace documents with ease.

Bit allows teams to create interactive workplace documents like- project proposals, sales decks, training documents, how-to guides, company policies, process documentation, media kits, fact sheets, competitive research, case studies, e-books, etc. and provides a safe and robust place to store these documents.

Think beyond text and images!

Since documents like white papers, ebooks, etc. can be long-form content, having to read so much text can be dull and ineffective. This is why we empower you to add any type of rich media content, like YouTube videos, Google Docs Spreadsheets, PDFs, presentations, Spotify playlists, SlideShares, GIFs, Polls, and Quizzes, etc.

With Bit, you can create smart documents by incorporating hundreds of file types and making it dynamic and interactive.

Keep an eye on those documents

Once you are done creating your interactive document, you can send it to your prospects with a unique trackable link.

You can then gather real-time insights to understand how users interact with your content, how much time they spent on it, how often they have returned to it and how far through the Bit document they scrolled, along with other great engagement metrics. Awesome, right?

Get some help!

You have to research content, come up with an outline, add awesome visuals, and create an overall interactive experience for your users. Doing this amount of work alone can be pretty daunting and time-consuming.

Thus, Bit allows you to work with your peers to get the interactive document published and distributed as quickly as you can.

Working in teams also allows you to brainstorm ideas together and get your content and design people together in a single workplace. Bit allows teams to collaborate together, give real-time feedback, suggest changes and get work done quicker.

Add lead capture to your Interactive Documents!

Marketing PDFs like sales brochures and ebooks are a great way to give out information for free, in exchange for prospect information like email and contact details.

With Bit, you can attach a lead capture form to every PDF, ebook, white paper or any other workplace document you create. This allows you to collect your audience’s information (name, company, job title, email, phone number, etc.) before they view your Bit document.

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Katie Adams

I've not seen another article like this on Dev and Bit.ai sounds great! Good stuff, Snigdha, I really enjoyed reading this. 😁