Before getting started, put your files in a folder to make them easier to find, and make sure each document is named with the proper page number. This way all your pages should stay in the correct order.
In Acrobat Pro, go to File, then Create DPF, then From Multiple Files. Once the window opens up, click Choose, highlight the files you want to use, then click Add Files. Be sure to mark the box that reduces the total file size.
Now’s a great time to save. If your system freezes or crashes you won’t have to redo binding your files together.
If you need to crop your pages, use the Crop tool. You can find it under Advanced Editing in the Tools menu. After you’ve selected the size you want the pages cropped to, check All so that every page is cropped, and not just the first one.
Now to make your file functional. Pull down the Advanced menu, then go to Links. Select Create from URLs in Document. This is a long process. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and go make a sandwich.
Back at your computer it’s time to save your file again.
Only websites that begin with www will have been flagged and converted to links, but most email addresses should have been converted without any problems. Acrobat only recognizes text in programs like Word or InDesign, but not text found in jpgs. Anything that was missed you’ll need to link by hand.
From Tools, go to Advanced Editing and select the Link Tool. Draw a box around the text you want linked up, then click Custom Link. Under the Appearance tab set the box to look the way you want. Then go to the Actions tab. Change the selection to Open a web link, then Add to Enter a URL for this link.
Once all the manual links have been entered, save your book. Now it’s ready to upload.