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InDesign CS6: Interactive Documents

Panning and zooming


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InDesign CS6: Interactive Documents

with Mike Rankin

Video: Panning and zooming

Did you ever see a compelling photo in a print publication that you wished you could see more of? Maybe you wish you could see what was just beyond the edge of the photo or maybe you wished you could zoom in to see the small details better. Well you can do both of those things with the Pan & Zoom overlay. Here I have the page in my document where I've placed a couple images of an art gallery, and it's a large photo. I don't want to fill the whole page, but I would like people to be able to see the detail of the photo and have the sort of fun experience of exploring past the edges of the photo and see what's beyond them. So this is a perfect use for Pan & Zoom.
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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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InDesign CS6: Interactive Documents
5h 11m Intermediate Jun 11, 2012

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Join Adobe InDesign and publishing expert Mike Rankin as he explains how to use InDesign to design a wide range of digital documents, including interactive PDFs and apps for the iPad. This course provides a tour of digital publishing trends and shows how to bring these trends to bear in various projects, such as a slide presentation, a PDF form, and an interactive portfolio. Mike also introduces the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and shows how to publish dynamic interactive documents to the iPad and other mobile devices.

Topics include:
  • Examining trends in digital design
  • Setting preferences for interactive documents
  • Understanding intent and presets
  • Working with images and swatches
  • Creating and working with interactive PDFs
  • Creating alternate layouts for multiple screens
  • Linking text and page items
  • Fitting frames to content
  • Setting up a file with layers
  • Creating a slideshow with transitions and hyperlinks
  • Building a table of contents
  • Adding a SWF slideshow to a PDF
  • Placing video
  • Creating PDF forms
  • Adding animation
  • Working with the Digital Publishing Suite
Subjects:
Design Digital Publishing PDF Projects
Software:
InDesign Digital Publishing Suite
Author:
Mike Rankin

Panning and zooming

Did you ever see a compelling photo in a print publication that you wished you could see more of? Maybe you wish you could see what was just beyond the edge of the photo or maybe you wished you could zoom in to see the small details better. Well you can do both of those things with the Pan & Zoom overlay. Here I have the page in my document where I've placed a couple images of an art gallery, and it's a large photo. I don't want to fill the whole page, but I would like people to be able to see the detail of the photo and have the sort of fun experience of exploring past the edges of the photo and see what's beyond them. So this is a perfect use for Pan & Zoom.

You can use PNG or JPEG files with Pan & Zoom, but Adobe recommends JPEG, it's also worth noting the Pan & Zoom is not meant to work with images containing transparency. Also a static image called the poster is displayed before the user taps it to start the Pan & Zoom. If the image contains transparency, what will happen is the poster will show through the Pan & Zoom image and it won't look good. So here I have two different versions of the art gallery photo. I'll click on the one in the center and go to my Links panel, and I'll look at the Link Info here.

So this is placed at 72 pixels per inch and it's 1024x665. The one on the left is the same image, but it's at a higher size, 2000 pixels by 1298 and it's scaled down to 50%, so its effective resolution is 144 pixels per inch. Let's go to the Folio Overlays panel and there's only one simple control here in Pan & Zoom and that's On and Off, so it's turned on for both of these photos and let's preview.

So right now what we're seeing is the poster, the static image. If I tap it I start the Pan & Zoom overlay. Now I can drag around and see different parts of the photo. So basically everything that was cropped out of view in InDesign is now available to me by dragging around. With the Desktop Content Viewer Application, I can use the plus and minus keys on my keyboard to zoom in and out. Now with this image in the center, I can't zoom in anymore, because it's already at the minimum resolution, which is 72 pixels per inch, but I can zoom out of it by tapping the minus key and I can still drag to pan around.

Now let's try the one on the left. This was placed at 144 pixels per inch, so I'll tap the poster, and again, I can drag around and this time I can use the plus key on my keyboard to zoom in, and continue to pan around. To reset the Pan & Zoom overlay, I can double tap, and let's go back to InDesign and we'll try one more option. As I mention before the Pan & Zoom overlay has something called the poster which is the static image that's displayed before someone taps the overlay to activate it.

If I do nothing else what we see here we'll serve as the poster, but if I'd rather have another image serve as the poster I can just place it on top of the Pan & Zoom. So in this case I have a close-up of one of the paintings in the gallery that I'd like to serve as the poster. So all I have to do is drag it on top and I'll just hold Option or Alt and I'll drag again to cover this one, and we'll preview again. Now I see these posters and start the Pan & Zoom, and double tap to reset.

Now you might be thinking it'll be cool to have something like a nonrectangular viewing area and I would agree, but currently the view area must be a rectangular frame for Pan & Zoom overlays. Pan & Zoom overlays allow you to take images that have been cropped in InDesign and make the previously hidden parts of the image visible to the person viewing the folio. Depending on the starting resolution of your image, you can make the image appear larger or smaller within the frame. And finally, we saw how to cover Pan & Zoom Overlay with a separate static image that can serve as a poster when we don't want to use the image itself for that purpose.

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Q: I'm following along with the movie "Using a SWF slideshow in a PDF," but when I go to the Tools menu in Acrobat, there is no Multimedia option. Can you help me complete the tutorial?
A: With each new version of Acrobat, Adobe seems to enjoy moving commands to different menus, and sometimes renaming them. To remove the background in Acrobat XI, take the Selection tool (black arrow) and right-click anywhere in the window and choose Properties. This opens the Edit SWF dialog box where you can select Transparent Background in the Launch Settings. You can do the same thing by choosing Tools > Interactive Objects > Select Object and then double clicking anywhere on the SWF.
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