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.
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Today in XD, you can actually export the artboards as a single PDF file via File-->Export option and set the export format as PDF. What this does is that it will put each artboard an image and export into PDF format. Encourage you to give this a try and let us know if this helps you?
Note that there is no interactivity information present currently, which I think is your point no 2 & 3.
I need a way to share my prototypes to clients and it cannot be done through clouds. Here are some improvements that would really help with Adobe XD UX.
1. Like illustrator, Adobe XD should be able to export all their artboards into 1 pdf.
2. It would be a bigger plus if all the prototype interaction links are also integrated in that export. Adobe Acrobat has the capability of allowing user to click through a pdf doc and jump from page to page. By adding all the interaction links, I wont have to worry about messing up or missing the links.
3. What would be an even bigger plus is if when exporting as pdf, that XD will auto generate art boards that feature the overlays so that if the previous 2 suggestions happen, the user wouldn't have to worry about missing important interactions..
If you could even just do the first one, it would already be a big improvement. Copying XD items into illustrator doesn't always work and things shift. (Can we also make moving from XD to illustrator more compatible? ) These are all adobe software and it would be awesome to see them being able to interact with each other.
I'm coming from Balsamiq Mockups, just tried XD all day today and feel it is great, YET I cannot believe I cannot export interactive PDFs. My pharma clients need to keep a hard copy of the prototypes for going through approvals... a huge secuencia of pages won't do for them, that is too bad.
Andrea Remondini commented
There is currently no way to export prototypes offline: if the prototype is exported in PDF the links do not work.
Please export links as well.
[Deleted User] commented
Would be nice to export or save file as a dynamic wireframe as one PDF
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.
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.