FrameMaker 5.5-to-PDF Hand Tool Mystery

Subject: FrameMaker 5.5-to-PDF Hand Tool Mystery
From: jceilly -at- tickets -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 8:10:33

When I print to postscript and distill a file from FrameMaker (5.5) to PDF,
both the PDF editor (Exchange) & the reader (3.0 & 4.0) add an annoying bit
of functionality to the standard hand tool.

A small black arrow displays on the back of the hand tool whenever the hand
is within he margins of a page. Single-clicking zooms in. If you continue
to single-click in the content area, you continue to zoom until you've
reached the document's maximum zoom level. Then the mysterious hand
functionality will page down with each single-click. You can still left
click and hold to move a page around with the view area (i.e., at deep zoom
levels), but if you happen to click on a page just to, for example, ensure
that the window selected or that the content area vs. the bookmark panel is
selected, the editor & reader start with the zooming/page-down antics.

Oddly enough, this hand functionality does not happen when I create a PDF
from Ms Word, using the same postscript driver, Distiller, and PDF editor.

I have not been able to associate this added hand tool functionality with
any option that I am turning on in any of the applications I'm using. And I
can't find anything within the Adobe knowledge base. Does anyone have any
insight as to why this is happening? It is incredibly annoying to me during
PDF creation (I add a fair amount of bells & whistles) and it frustrates my
users as well (all of this as I am trying to justify the cost of a second
FrameMaker license for my staff). Please help.


jceilly -at- tickets -dot- com


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