Free interactive PDF Maker

Use our powerful editor to create an interactive PDF with just a few clicks. Add captions, videos and shopping buttons to make your digital flipbook more engaging. It’s so easy!

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How to create an interactive PDF

Make your PDF interactive in 5 easy steps:

  1. 1. Upload the PDF file in Flipsnack

    Simply use the drag-and-drop method to upload your PDF on our platform

  2. 2. Click on the "Editor" button and start inserting interactive buttons in your catalog

    Enrich your online publication by adding videos, captions and shopping buttons

  3. 3. Customize and brand the look of your publication

    Finish your online catalog by branding it with your logo

  4. 4. Publish your digital catalog as public or private

    Make your publication unlisted or password-protected if you want to share it exclusively with your readers

  5. 5. Share the link of your interactive PDF with your customers

    Increase your sales by sharing your digital catalog with your targeted audience via email or social media

Buttons and interactions

One of the best ways to add interactivity to your PDFs is by adding buttons. You can add various types of buttons, depending on the type of publication you’re working on. Try buttons for social media, shopping or internal navigation.

Rich media elements

Adding videos and audio to your PDF will take it to the next level. For instance, you can add videos about a travel destination, directly in the digital travel guide. You can also upload audio files for ambience or record to add necessary voice-overs.

Internal & external links

With internal links you can help your viewers better navigate your PDFs and you can quickly direct them to relevant pages. External links can be used for leading viewers to outside resources. You can add links to text, images or outlines inside the PDF.

Interactive forms

Lead forms are amazing as they can make your publications convert readers into customers that will eventually pay. You can add forms for ebook downloads, newsletter registrations, surveys, coupon requests and more.

Interactive PDF examples

Here are a few examples of interactive PDFs. These were all converted from normal PDF files and improved with a layer of interactive elements.

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Having cloud-based digitial documents with interactive elements like embedded videos and links provides a more immediate, immersive and accessible document.

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Embedded interactive PDF example

This is how a PDF turned digital and made interactive looks when embedded into a page. Adding interactive elements to your publications guarantees higher reader engagement and can even help you convert readers into buying customers.

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Why choose our interactive PDF creator?

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Make your regular PDFs stand out by making them interactive publications

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Add your Logo

Make sure people know whose publication this is. Add your logo to enhance branding.

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Add e-commerce buttons so your readers can shop directly from your publications

Frequently asked questions

An interactive PDF file is a document with added media elements to it, usually meant for online viewing. These elements generally include video and audio files, but can be anything meant at enhancing the reading or viewing experience. Ordinary PDF files are great for informing purposes, but what if you want to take things a step further and create a whole experience for your readers? This is what PDF interactivity is all about. Enhance your documents and breathe life into them using Flipsnack’s online Design Studio!

GIFs are one of the most popular forms of communication and you can definitely add them to add further interactivity to your PDF files. Our Design Studio actually has a dedicated button for them, to further ease the process of adding them to your design.

Yes, you can insert a video file into a PDF. This will make for a more interactive online experience for your audience. Click on the Upload button, located on the left side of your Design Studio, and simply select the video you wish to add to your publication.

Other benefits and applications

Flipsnack is not just for magazines. Here you will find a number of different ways to use our tool for all your publishing needs

Create your own interactive PDF in minutes

Our software is free to use! Try making one of your PDFs interactive.