I use packages such as popupmenu and fancytooltips on a Windows system using PDFLaTeX to create some interactive PDF texts to be posted online. The resulting documents behave as expected when viewed from a browser in Windows system. But when I view them on a Mac Machine none of the interactivity works. I know that the viewer should be Adobe as most other PDF viewers do not have the necessary support. But I am not sure what else I could be missing.

Edit 1

Here are two files where I try to use fancytooltip package

File 1 (This is saved as mathtipsdemo.tex and compiled)

\Huge$\displaystyle M= \begin{bmatrix}
\alpha & \beta   \\
\gamma & \delta  \\

File 2, this is compiled separately from File 1. Then the PDF output is viewed.

 Instructions: Hover on the formula.

 Consider the matrix \tooltip{$M= \begin{bmatrix}
 \alpha & \beta   \\
 \gamma & \delta  \\

I process this with PDFLaTeX on Windows. It works as expected when viewed from a Windows machine. But when viewed from a Mac machine it produces odd results.

I placed the output PDF file on this site.

Edit 2

Here is perhaps a somewhat similar problem report on Adobe Reader forum.

closed as too localized by Martin Schröder, percusse, Mensch, Werner, Guido Dec 23 '12 at 3:58

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    Which viewer are you using on the Mac? – Joseph Wright Jul 5 '12 at 16:12
  • I believe I directed Mac to open the document with Adobe Reader. – Maesumi Jul 5 '12 at 16:21
  • You could always give our PDF Viewer a try if you're having difficulties with Adobe: bfo.com/products/pdfviewer – user16334 Jul 6 '12 at 12:54
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    @JonathanCookson: "Be careful, because the community frowns on overt self-promotion and tends to vote it down and flag it as spam." (from FAQ) – Paul Gaborit Jul 6 '12 at 14:20
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    @PolGab I converted it to a comment. As the affiliation is disclosed and it's a suggestion regarding the problem, I don't see a problem to have it here. – Stefan Kottwitz Jul 6 '12 at 15:46