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Acrobat 9 Pro: Creating Multimedia Projects
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Acrobat 9 Pro: Creating Multimedia Projects

with Brian Wood

Video: Welcome

(Music playing.) Hi! I'm Brian Wood. I would like to welcome you to Acrobat 9 Pro Creating Multimedia Projects. In this course, I'll show you Acrobat's capabilities working with interactive PDFs and how to integrate JavaScript, to work with layers, buttons, navigation, Flash and other types of multimedia content. I'll introduce to the new Flash CS4 video integration and show you how to embed and link all the types of multimedia, create hyperlinks to other PDFs and use other types of navigation as well.
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  1. 5m 42s
    1. Welcome
      1m 8s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 8s
    3. Isn't a PDF just for reading?
      3m 26s
  2. 36m 14s
    1. Using links
      4m 35s
    2. Creating links
      4m 28s
    3. Editing links
      4m 22s
    4. Creating web links
      4m 8s
    5. Cross-document linking
      6m 21s
    6. Links and destinations
      6m 11s
    7. Creating link shortcuts
      6m 9s
  3. 38m 6s
    1. Adding buttons
      7m 50s
    2. Creating rollover buttons
      8m 8s
    3. Duplicating buttons
      5m 47s
    4. Using buttons to show and hide fields
      8m 43s
    5. Creating multiple action buttons
      2m 17s
    6. Button extras
      5m 21s
  4. 11m 51s
    1. Understanding multimedia and your audience
      4m 46s
    2. Understanding the difference between Acrobat Standard Pro and Pro Extended
      2m 28s
    3. Embedded vs. linked multimedia
      4m 37s
  5. 55m 13s
    1. Inserting Flash (SWF files)
      3m 33s
    2. Setting advanced options
      4m 51s
    3. Editing the play area
      2m 20s
    4. Inserting Flash content with resources
      5m 29s
    5. Working with ActionScript FlashVars and Acrobat (Acrobat version detect)
      6m 36s
    6. Working with existing chapter points
      9m 12s
    7. Adding chapter points when converting to FLV (Pro Extended only)
      3m 38s
    8. Converting to FLV (Pro Extended only)
      5m 39s
    9. Setting a page action to auto run multimedia
      4m 24s
    10. Adding video to Microsoft Office files
      5m 43s
    11. Commenting on video
      3m 48s
  6. 51m 28s
    1. Adding legacy multimedia
      7m 41s
    2. Setting the appearance (legacy media)
      4m 55s
    3. Setting playback settings
      8m 9s
    4. Adding alternate renditions (legacy media)
      5m 47s
    5. Linking to URL video
      6m 6s
    6. Controlling playback with buttons
      8m 25s
    7. Setting multimedia playback and multimedia trust preferences
      6m 5s
    8. Creating a PDF from drag and drop
      4m 20s
  7. 49m 37s
    1. Understanding audio formats
      4m 19s
    2. Inserting an audio file for Acrobat 9 playback
      6m 50s
    3. Inserting an audio file for Acrobat 8 and earlier playback
      6m 19s
    4. Setting the appearance of legacy sounds
      4m 24s
    5. Setting a page action for control
      10m 23s
    6. Controlling playback with buttons
      8m 17s
    7. Creating audio renditions
      6m 24s
    8. Understanding the difference between audio comments and multimedia audio
      2m 41s
  8. 22m 14s
    1. Understanding layers
      2m 14s
    2. Creating layers
      3m 28s
    3. Setting layer properties
      5m 9s
    4. Using button actions to show and hide layers
      3m 27s
    5. Using bookmarks to interact with layers
      4m 6s
    6. Importing a file as a layer
      3m 50s
  9. 44m 19s
    1. Understanding full-screen presentations
      2m 36s
    2. Setting initial view options
      4m 22s
    3. Setting full-screen preferences
      5m 50s
    4. About page actions
      2m 30s
    5. Creating a full-screen presentation using a page action
      4m 36s
    6. Adding a button to enter and exit full-screen mode
      6m 43s
    7. Setting transitions
      4m 48s
    8. Adding a document action to enter full-screen mode
      3m 16s
    9. Controlling full-screen mode using JavaScript
      9m 38s
  10. 1h 4m
    1. Introduction to JavaScript and Acrobat
      4m 2s
    2. Where does JavaScript go?
      5m 28s
    3. Creating a pop-up menu system
      10m 3s
    4. Manipulating PDF layers
      6m 3s
    5. Showing and hiding text fields
      8m 40s
    6. Spawning page templates
      11m 4s
    7. Popping an Alert window
      6m 14s
    8. Creating an Acrobat version detect pt. 1
      6m 21s
    9. Creating an Acrobat version detect pt. 2
      6m 18s
  11. 14s
    1. Goodbye
      14s

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Acrobat 9 Pro: Creating Multimedia Projects
6h 19m Intermediate Jul 21, 2009

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Acrobat 9 Pro has the ability to integrate JavaScript, multimedia, and Flash within interactive PDFs. In Acrobat 9 Pro: Creating Multimedia Projects, Brian Wood teaches web developers, graphic designers, and anyone else how to use Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro. He shows how to create visually exciting PDF presentations, documents, and interface elements for distribution on the web, on CD/DVD, and via email. Brian explains the difference between embedded and linked media elements and shares several JavaScript examples that relate to all aspects of multimedia. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Working with the new Flash CS4 video integration Embedding and linking to all types of multimedia Creating links, buttons, and other navigation systems Integrating layers and buttons for web page-like effects Adding sounds to complement embedded video action Using buttons and bookmarks to interact with layers
Subjects:
Business Presentations PDF
Software:
Acrobat
Author:
Brian Wood

Welcome

(Music playing.) Hi! I'm Brian Wood. I would like to welcome you to Acrobat 9 Pro Creating Multimedia Projects. In this course, I'll show you Acrobat's capabilities working with interactive PDFs and how to integrate JavaScript, to work with layers, buttons, navigation, Flash and other types of multimedia content. I'll introduce to the new Flash CS4 video integration and show you how to embed and link all the types of multimedia, create hyperlinks to other PDFs and use other types of navigation as well.

We will also explore how to work with layers and buttons and create web page effects, plus several JavaScript examples will be demonstrated that relate to all aspects of multimedia. I have designed this course so that web designers, web developers, graphic designers, executives, can easily pick up the skills to use Acrobat 9 Pro or Pro Extended to create visually exciting PDF presentations and interactive elements for distribution on the web, CD, DVD and via email.

Now, let's get you going with Acrobat 9 Pro Creating Multimedia Projects.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Acrobat 9 Pro: Creating Multimedia Projects.


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Q: In the "Introduction to JavaScript and Acrobat" movie a URL is referred to at: http://livedocs.adobe.com/acrobat_sdk/9/...
I get error page when typing in this address. Do you have the correct URL?
A: The new link is:
http://livedocs.adobe.com/acrobat_sdk/9.1/Acrobat9_1_HTMLHelp/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm?&accessible=true.
Q: In the Acrobat 9 Pro: Creating Multimedia Projects title, the author adds video controls by adding "skins" to the SWF videos in the PDF. It appears he does this by using the Resources tab in Flash preferences. When trying to duplicate the author’s method, however, the SWFs plays endlessly (loops), unless you right-click and choose Stop from the contextual menu. Is there a tutorial that specifically walks through getting the skins and using them to add the video controls?
A: Skins can be inserted if the file is converted to FLV when adding video into Acrobat Pro Extended. This is detailed in the Chapter 4 video "Converting to FLV.” Otherwise, the skin can be added in Flash before adding the video to Acrobat. Check out the "Working with Video" chapter in Flash CS5 Essential Training.
 
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