i am sure this feature is called something else entirely, but i have seen some recent pdfs in arxiv that seem to have information about the layout of the pdf such that when we click on a twocolumn paper it zooms to the appropriate content as shown in the figure below. What is this feature called anyway? If it helps, i have seen something similar in marvel's digital comics, where they zoom on panels sequentially. It would help even if someone can tell me how to implement this manually in acrobat or something similar.
Here is a pdfLaTeX solution. It defines two commands.
takes two arbitrary IDs as arguments. The first one labels the current box, the second one specifies the next box to zoom to. Moreover it takes the box content of the current box as the last argument. A faint dotted line may be printed around the box in the pdf viewer. The first optional argument (integer number) specifies the dotted line width.
The second command
sets the first box to zoom to when the page opens.
Boxes are zoomed to the maximum size that still fits into the viewer window.
The code example produces five circularly linked boxes. The document or page opens with the pdf viewer zoomed to box