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Creating slideshows

From: InDesign CS6: Interactive Documents

Video: Creating slideshows

Adding a slideshow overlay to your DPS Project is a classic way to bring a page alive with interactivity and if you know how to work with multi-state objects, you already know the keys to making a slideshow. So here we've a simple document that I'd like to include in the DPS Project with a slideshow that displays the eight reasons it's great to study at Roux Academy. Every slide I want to show both a photo and a text frame under it for the title. In order to create a slideshow that works in the DPS Folio, I need to use a multi-state object, where each state shows one of the slides in the slideshow.

Creating slideshows

Adding a slideshow overlay to your DPS Project is a classic way to bring a page alive with interactivity and if you know how to work with multi-state objects, you already know the keys to making a slideshow. So here we've a simple document that I'd like to include in the DPS Project with a slideshow that displays the eight reasons it's great to study at Roux Academy. Every slide I want to show both a photo and a text frame under it for the title. In order to create a slideshow that works in the DPS Folio, I need to use a multi-state object, where each state shows one of the slides in the slideshow.

And what I've done in advance here is to create a slideshow layer in my document. So I'll go to my Layers panel and I can see slideshow, I'll tip it open and I have groups, I've named each one of them for States, so State 1 through State 8, and in each group there's a photo and a text frame with the title of the photo. So I want to select all of these, I'll click this square on the right side of layer and now with them all selected, I can make a multi-state object. So I'll go to my Object States panel, I'll click New, and there you can see the 8 States that will be the slides in my slideshow and let's give it a name, we'll call it slideshow.

Now I'd like to add some buttons that the user can tap to advance the slideshow. I have these two triangles underneath the photos and I'm going to convert them to buttons. So I'll select the one on the right, go to the Buttons panel, I'll click Actions and I'll choose Go To Next State, of the Object slideshow, and I'll just give it a name. You should always give descriptive names to our buttons. So that's next. I'll select the left triangle, I'll choose Go To Previous State and we'll call this previous.

Next I'm going to select my multi- state object and I'm going to my Folio Overlays panel, and you can see slideshow has already picked for me. So let's look at the options I have here. I can set the slideshow to start playing automatically when this page is viewed by selecting Auto Play. If I choose Auto Play, I can also set a Delay, so it doesn't start playing immediately. The Interval is how long each slide is visible, and I can also set a slideshow to Loop, so it plays over and over. Cross Fade creates a fade transition in between slides and you can also set the duration of that transition.

I can allow the user to swipe to change the image, and if I do so, I can force it to stop at the first and last. I can have the slideshow be hidden until it starts, and I can also make it play backwards. The other main choice here is Tap to Play/Pause. Notice that when I select that I can still have Auto Play selected, so I can have both of these options turned on. That way the slideshow will start automatically and the user can tap to pause it, and then tap again to resume it. If I turn both of these off, then the all way the slideshow will advance is if I set up buttons that control the slideshow and then the user taps those buttons.

So let's preview this slideshow. You can see starts playing automatically, I can tap to pause it, then tap again to resume it, and I can also use my buttons to navigate forward and backwards. You have lots of options in the Folio Overlays panel for tweaking the presentation of your slideshow. Just remember to create a slideshow, start with a multi-state object were each state is a slide in the slideshow.

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InDesign CS6: Interactive Documents

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  1. 1m 45s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. Using the exercise files and scripts
      43s
  2. 22m 41s
    1. Case study: tomaxxi's InDesign shortcuts guide
      4m 19s
    2. Case study: The Magic of Reality app
      3m 20s
    3. Exploring PDF digital magazines: InDesign Magazine
      2m 45s
    4. Looking at digital newspapers: BostonGlobe.com
      3m 44s
    5. Reviewing digital magazines: National Geographic
      4m 58s
    6. Exploring iamboundless.com
      3m 35s
  3. 21m 56s
    1. Setting preferences for interactive documents
      6m 32s
    2. Customizing the workspace
      5m 48s
    3. Understanding intent and presets
      3m 5s
    4. Working with images and swatches
      5m 2s
    5. Installing scripts
      1m 29s
  4. 37m 24s
    1. Using Liquid Layout
      9m 17s
    2. Creating alternate layouts
      4m 4s
    3. Using primary text frames
      3m 49s
    4. Using the Content Conveyor
      5m 42s
    5. Linking text
      4m 32s
    6. Linking page items
      3m 19s
    7. Fitting frames to content
      3m 33s
    8. Using style mapping
      3m 8s
  5. 49m 48s
    1. Reviewing what we're going to build
      1m 56s
    2. Previewing with the SWF Preview panel
      4m 51s
    3. Presentation design tips
      2m 41s
    4. Setting up a presentation file with layers
      4m 53s
    5. Creating a navigation system
      8m 32s
    6. Creating a title and content slides
      7m 57s
    7. Overriding master page items
      5m 59s
    8. Setting page transitions
      4m 34s
    9. Creating hyperlinks
      3m 40s
    10. Using the slug for notes
      4m 45s
  6. 37m 40s
    1. Understanding what we're going to build
      1m 11s
    2. Building an interactive table of contents
      5m 9s
    3. Building a navigation system
      4m 5s
    4. Creating PDF-only buttons
      3m 33s
    5. Using a SWF slideshow in a PDF
      9m 33s
    6. Placing a video and using the Media panel
      5m 44s
    7. Setting navigation points
      4m 28s
    8. Placing a video from a URL
      1m 21s
    9. Creating hyperlinks from URLs
      2m 36s
  7. 18m 6s
    1. An overview of PDF forms
      2m 6s
    2. Creating text fields and signature fields
      3m 13s
    3. Creating list boxes and combo boxes
      3m 55s
    4. Creating checkboxes and radio buttons
      3m 47s
    5. Creating tab order for PDF forms
      3m 14s
    6. Creating Submit, Print, and Clear Form actions
      1m 51s
  8. 53m 36s
    1. Exploring the Animation Encyclopedia script
      10m 57s
    2. Using the Animation panel
      6m 56s
    3. Animating on a motion path
      3m 57s
    4. Animating a list
      4m 29s
    5. Creating navigation buttons
      5m 15s
    6. Creating a multi-state object
      6m 23s
    7. Creating a page number indicator
      2m 57s
    8. Animating an opening page
      3m 9s
    9. Creating a multi-purpose button
      3m 11s
    10. Exporting your presentation and embedded fonts to SWF
      3m 46s
    11. Working with transitions and animation
      2m 36s
  9. 40m 34s
    1. An overview of the DPS workflow and the publishing process
      4m 31s
    2. Creating hyperlinks
      5m 17s
    3. Creating slideshows
      3m 25s
    4. Using the Image Sequence feature
      4m 58s
    5. Adding audio and video
      5m 6s
    6. Creating panoramas
      4m 21s
    7. Adding web content
      3m 56s
    8. Panning and zooming
      4m 1s
    9. Creating scrollable frames
      4m 59s
  10. 27m 18s
    1. Using the Folio Builder panel
      5m 28s
    2. Creating a folio
      5m 28s
    3. Adding articles to a folio
      5m 47s
    4. Using the Content Viewer to preview a folio
      3m 53s
    5. Using the Folio Producer
      4m 54s
    6. Viewing a folio on an iPad
      1m 48s
  11. 49s
    1. Next steps
      49s

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