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Creating Interactive Documents with InDesign
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Released Nov 1, 2011
Eddie Russell

Pluralsight

Eddie Russell
In this InDesign tutorial, we will learn how to build interactivity into our InDesign projects for both PDF and Adobe Flash output. With the emergence of the eBook and ePub file format, building interactivity into layouts has become quite popular. So we will get started with this tutorial, and explore first the features of InDesign that are exclusive to creating interactive PDFs. We’ll learn about things like bookmarks, hyperlinks and buttons. In addition, we will also learn how to add both audio and video files to our layouts. From here we will begin exploring features that are exclusive to output for Adobe Flash. We will learn about things like multi-state objects as well as how we can create animation right inside of InDesign. After completing this InDesign tutorial, you will be familiar with both the tools and workflows needed to begin building interactivity into your own InDesign projects.
Introduction and project overview
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Introduction and project overview

 
01:10
The basics of interactivity in InDesign
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The basics of interactivity in InDesign

 
10:23
Adding bookmarks and text anchors
3

Adding bookmarks and text anchors

 
08:48
Understanding hyperlinks in InDesign
4

Understanding hyperlinks in InDesign

 
16:55
Exploring the button and preview panels
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Exploring the button and preview panels

 
14:39
Creating page navigation buttons
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Creating page navigation buttons

 
13:06
Creating invisible buttons
7

Creating invisible buttons

 
08:44
Adding audio files to our project
8

Adding audio files to our project

 
10:46
Adding video files to our project
9

Adding video files to our project

 
10:45
Adding page transitions to our project
10

Adding page transitions to our project

 
05:41
Exporting to PDF
11

Exporting to PDF

 
07:20
Creating multi-state objects
12

Creating multi-state objects

 
09:51
Finishing the image gallery with a multi-state object
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Finishing the image gallery with a multi-state object

 
08:38
Using the animation panel and motion presets
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Using the animation panel and motion presets

 
10:43
Creating an animated document navigation system
15

Creating an animated document navigation system

 
14:31
Creating custom motion paths for animation
16

Creating custom motion paths for animation

 
06:47
Controlling the timing of animations
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Controlling the timing of animations

 
08:11
Exporting for Flash and final thoughts
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Exporting for Flash and final thoughts

 
11:46