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InDesign CS6: Interactive Documents
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Using the Folio Producer


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InDesign CS6: Interactive Documents

with Mike Rankin

Video: Using the Folio Producer

In previous movies we've seen how to create interactive overlays, create folios, and add articles to them and to preview them on the desktop with a Content Viewer application. The next step is to upload a folio and use the Folio Producer tools to publish the folio. In a Folio Builder panel I have my Roux Academy folio and it has two articles in it, Catalogs and Reasons, and so far I have done all the work locally on this folio. I can see right now that I am just looking at local folios. So this folio doesn't exist anywhere but on my computer.
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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

Using the Folio Producer

In previous movies we've seen how to create interactive overlays, create folios, and add articles to them and to preview them on the desktop with a Content Viewer application. The next step is to upload a folio and use the Folio Producer tools to publish the folio. In a Folio Builder panel I have my Roux Academy folio and it has two articles in it, Catalogs and Reasons, and so far I have done all the work locally on this folio. I can see right now that I am just looking at local folios. So this folio doesn't exist anywhere but on my computer.

Now what I want to do is upload it using the Folio Producer tools so I can publish it. The first thing I need to do is to sign into my account. So I can go to the Panel menu and choose Sign In and I can sign into Digital Publishing Suite using my Adobe ID. Now that I am signed in I can tell that this is still a local folio by the disk icon on the right-hand side. And I can tell that I'm signed in because this circle is filled in. Then I can click on the folio to select it and from the Panel menu choose Upload to Folio Producer.

My folio is now being uploaded and this can take some time depending on the size of the folio. When the upload is complete I can click OK, and now you see that disk icon is gone here. So this is no longer a local folio. Then from the Panel menu let's choose Folio Producer. This takes me to my web browser and to the DPS homepage, and I arrived at the Organizer View and I can see my folio with the publication name. It doesn't have a folio number yet and it doesn't have a Product ID yet, but I can see the publication date and I can see the folio details over on the right-hand side.

So I can see my vertical and horizontal cover previews and a description. I will enter that in here. I can open the folio and that takes me to the Editor View where I can see the articles, and if I hover over an article I can see its properties, and I can click on an article to edit those properties. So I will change this to Reasons to Study at Roux.

I can also see my articles in List view, I can add extra articles, and I can also import HTML resources. When I'm done, I can close the editor and go back to the Organizer view where I can do things like share the folio. So I can type in the email address of someone I want to share it with. And I could enter a message if I want to and then click Share. Okay, we are almost ready to publish this folio. The next thing we have to do is make sure we filled in all the required fields.

These are indicated by the asterisks. So my Folio Name is set, the Publication Name is set, but I don't have a Folio Number and I also have to have a cover preview and a description. So I am going to click on Folio Number and for this purpose I can just enter in any number. So I will just put 123 and then click Publish. In the Publish Folio dialog box, first you can set the status as Private or Public. Public means that people can download the folio from the app store and you need to have a DPS subscription to publish a public folio.

Private means the folio will only be available in the Content Viewer app when I'm logged in with my Adobe ID. The next choice is Free or Retail. Free is my only choice here, because I'm not logged in with an account that would allow me to choose Retail. If I had an Enterprise or Professional Edition account, or had purchased a single edition I could choose Retail. The last is Product ID and see the asterisk that means it's required. Again, if were working with a subscription account, I would need to use an organized naming convention for the Product ID. Adobe recommends this convention.

In this case I'll modify it; I will just change it to roux. catalog.one and click Publish. All right, I have successfully started the process of publishing the folio and I can go to Publish Request to track that. I will click OK and under View I will choose Publish Requests and I can track my progress. All right, now the status is completed. I can go back to the View menu and choose All Folios, and I see for this particular folio, it's been published.

Over on the right in the Folio Details if I wanted to I could unpublish it, export the folio, or I could make changes to the Folio Details and then update it. Now that the folio is published I can go to my mobile device, open the Content Viewer app, sign in, and then download this published folio.

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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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