How can I set up a PDF portfolio to display the first page as the cover sheet by default

I want to create PDF portfolios in order to circulate art for review. All of the reviewers should only see the first page and be able to review and comment. The other items in the portfolio are for the artist and the printer only.

Most instructions guide you to creating a presentation screen instead of displaying the actual finished job.

Linda Hill

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Unfortunatley Adobe did not expose the initial view settings in the user interface. You have to change these settings with JavaScript. Enter and run the following code in the Console Window. Instructions for using the console are provided by a link in my sigature block.

collection.initailView = "Hidden";

Thom Parker
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