Export interactive PDF with clickable "PageTo" links
Please add the option to export all artboards of the prototype as a PDF document of many pages, preserving prototype interactivity saving links as PDF internal "pageTo" links (or invisible linkTo rectangles).
So that in this way the prototype can be navigated in the PDF file like on a web page (transitions excluded of course).
This would allow a very efficient "deliverable" design document for the client.
Kevin Valentin Schulz commented
I'm also looking forward to have this feature! I have to create a lot interactive PDFs for my work and it's always annoying using Id and Acrobat. This feature would be so awesome in Xd!
I ran across this while looking for where this feature might be hidden. Not only would I like this feature, but it would help set XD apart from Sketch. I am pretty surprised this isn't already a thing ;)
Please Adobe, it has been 2016 that we are WAITING for this
Frustrating. I cannot believe this still hasn't happened yet. Other design programs (inDesign) allow you to export clickable PDFs....why not XD? There are times when just the document is required or needed.
Ben Hartman commented
THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN! If you are creating an app or even a website you should be able to add a pdf link
He is talking about "embedding" prototypes (in mockups) into external documents (like PDF). This is of course not possible in PDF format.
In packaging design, you can generate a 360° degree interactive pdf were the client can move the packaging around to look at it from every angle.
Imagine being able to build a pdf presentation (InDesign etc.) and placing 100% Interactives Prototypes on to the slides. (With the device around it or just the screen size).
Ps: I hope responsive prototypes will be available before the end of 2019 #setAdeadlineAndMakeIt.
I know it’s not ideal, but Adobe Acrobat comes with the ability to link to different page views within a document, outside documents, and websites. Currently, I make my PDFs in INDD or XD and export as a PDF then add the links that way. It’s the Edit PDF option under the Tools section. It’s not ideal having to use two apps, but if you’re stuck with Adobe products and don’t have access to another prototyping/wireframing software, it’ll do the trick.
XD is turning into a really nice interaction design tool. Exporting as interactive PDFs would bring the tool into daily use and would mean that I could recommend XD to my company. Our products need this!
Adson Cicilioti commented
YEP! Please! Make this feature!
would be a great feature, let me know if this is now possible?
Jason Bailey commented
I agree. We need this feature. We can't publish to the cloud at this point either due to internal security concerns and we are a Fortune 500 company. Come on guys, this should be in here!
Dayeon Yoo commented
I work for the largest consultancy firm (i.e. $100B). We cannot migrate to XD until interactive PDF (clicks preserved) is supported because of the reasons stated below, primarily due to security and offline viewing. All our clients are Fortune 50 (not 500). Adobe is missing out on a lot of business and marketshare that Balsamiq possesses until this feature is available.
Rather than a clickable PDF, I'd prefer to be able to export a clickable prototype file that could also demonstrate the scrolling and clickable fixed elements. I agree that publishing to an unknown cloud is problematic. Being able to export a fully functioning clickable prototype would address that concern for large enterprise customers. A clickable PDF would likely look like a hack, as the sticky footer would be static across the bottom of the viewport, blocking the content that sits underneath it.
We don't use XD because of this missing feature.
I Agree with this
This feature is a must. If it were available OOTB adoption of this app would take off. Right now, the cloud based weblink is unnecessarily limiting and honestly, unprofessional. Hopefully this is one of the priority items for elevating the maturity of the app. Look forward to this feature soon? Cheers.
Kristian Heitkamp commented
I am actually searching for this feature for security reason. Releasing prototypes on a foreign server is not accepted by many clients. So this feature to me is even more relevant than password protection on cloud based prototype releases.