Introduction: Put a Whole Instructable Into a Single Pdf File.
A pdf file can contain more than text and pictures. Instructable often contain movies, extra pdf files, etc. Sometimes it is convenient to put all resources into a single pdf file.
Step 1: Movie Software
This instructable shows one way to do it on a MacBook Pro. Some additional software resources have been added to make this possible. For instance the QuickTime Player has been upgraded to the Pro version.
Step 2: Needed Plugin
A free Perian Plugin has been added to translate movie files.
Step 3: Pdf Software
Adobe Acrobat has been upgraded long ago to the Professional version.
Step 4: Merge Software
There are lots of online to resources to merge pdf files. This particular software can be found at here.
Step 5: Movie Downloader
It is also assumed that the latest and greatest RealPlayer software is loaded. Having the Realplayer Downloader open will attempt to download most movie files that you click to play on.
Step 6: Monitor Movie Download
The RealPlayer window allows you the option of saving a movie.
Step 7: An Example Instructable
So now you find an interesting instructable. And it has a movie in it.
Step 8: Easy to Get a Pdf
One can download the whole instructable as a pdf file.
Step 9: Doing It on a Mac
This is how to do it on a MacBook Pro.
Step 10: What About the Movie?
So now you open the pdf file and this is what it does to the movie.
Step 11: Modify Pdf Text
You best not clip on the video icon. In Acrobat Pro, you can modify text to leaveyourself instructions.
Step 12: Leave Yourself Instructions
In this case, the text has been modified to say that the actual movie is placed at the end of the file.
And this instructable also contains some included files.
Step 14: That Is a Total Three Pdf Files
After one has downloaded everything, there is a grand total of three files.
Step 15: Download Your Movie
To download the movie, click the movie start button.
Step 16: Monitor the Download
The RealPlayer Downloader window will show that that there is the option to save the movie. Click the view downloads folder to see what gets saved.
Step 17: Find the Movie
Typically the movie gets saved in the flv format.
Step 18: QuickTime Can Read It
If one installs the free Perian QuickTime plug in, one can open a flv file in QuickTime.
Step 19: QuickTime Pro Can Be Handy
It may be convenient to open all movie files in Quicktime Pro.
Step 20: Pick an Export Format
In Quicktime Pro, one can cut, copy, paste, and translate movies to many different formats.
Step 21: Take Your Pick
Take your pick
Step 22: Use Mp4
In this example the movie will be exported to the mp4 format.
Step 23: Find an Empty Area in the Pdf File
To install this movie, one needs to find somewhere which is empty. In this case the end of the file is open.
Step 24: The Movie Tool
Acrobat Pro has a movie tool.
Step 25: Place Your Movie
The movie tools asks one to define where to place the movie.
Step 26: Select the Movie
Select your newly translated mp4 format movie.
Step 27: The Movie Is Now in the Pdf File
The movie will appear after it is loaded.
Step 28: To Play It
One needs to select the hand mode to leave the movie tool mode.
Step 29: This Window Might Open
This window will appear when the movie is first played.
Step 30: Save It
Save if happy.
Step 31: The Pdf File Got Bigger
The pdf file will now contain the whole movie.
Step 32: Next Merge All Files
Open up a pdf merge program and merge all three files.
Step 33: Now Everything Is in One File
Step 34: The Movie Will Play in Safari 5.0
This pdf+movie can be downloaded and/or viewed from safari 5.0.One has to click on the movie to play it. It will ask for permission.
Step 35: The Complete File
Note that including movies in a pdf file will greatly slow down how fast a pdf will load off of the web. Things are much faster when a movie resource is referred to. But Web site resources do have a habit of going away. And saving information in more than one file has some drawbacks.
This actual pdf+movie can be downloaded and/or viewed from safari 5.0.
One has to click on the movie to play it. It will ask for permission.