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InDesign CS6: Interactive Documents

Using style mapping


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InDesign CS6: Interactive Documents

with Mike Rankin

Video: Using style mapping

The ability to map styles when we're using text content is one of the most powerful and useful aspects of the Content Conveyor in InDesign CS6. But it's not the most intuitive feature. Fortunately, there are just a few key points to understand and you'll be well on your way to mapping text styles. In this case, I have two documents and I want to reuse all this content from the document on the left to the document on the right. And although you can see they are similarly structured, you can tell that the text formatting differs in the two, and I would like to have this text formatting from the document on the left changed so it matches the text formatting in the document on the right.
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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 style mapping

The ability to map styles when we're using text content is one of the most powerful and useful aspects of the Content Conveyor in InDesign CS6. But it's not the most intuitive feature. Fortunately, there are just a few key points to understand and you'll be well on your way to mapping text styles. In this case, I have two documents and I want to reuse all this content from the document on the left to the document on the right. And although you can see they are similarly structured, you can tell that the text formatting differs in the two, and I would like to have this text formatting from the document on the left changed so it matches the text formatting in the document on the right.

In the past, what I would have to do is something like copy and paste and then I'd have to apply all the styles from the document on the right and if I wanted to be neat about it, I'd have to delete the styles that came in with the text. All in all, it was a pretty tedious and time-consuming workflow. But now if I use the Content Conveyor, I can enable style mapping and take some of the pain out of reformatting reused text. So, over in the original document, I'm going to press the B key on my keyboard to get the Content Collector tool and when I do so, the Content Conveyor is displayed. I'm going to drag over all the frames in my original document to load them into the conveyor and I can see that I loaded three frames.

Now Map Styles is grayed out, but it's selected. Now, why is that? Well, that's because I still have the Content Collector tool selected. I need to switch to the Content Placer tool, and now I can edit my style mappings. I'll switch over to my second document and go to a blank page, and then I'll click on Edit Custom Style Mapping. In the dialog box, I need to pick from the Source Document which is the one with the original formatting that I am mapping from. For Style Type, I have choices here: Paragraph, Character, Table, and Cell.

In this case, I'm just going to map paragraph styles. And then I'll click on New Style Mapping. I'll click here and choose a paragraph style to map for my original document. So I'll start with body text and I'll map that in my new document to body text_serif. I'll create another style mapping. I'll map number to number_black. And a third style mapping, I'll map reason to reason_purple and click OK.

Now that the style mapping is set up, I'll click in my new document and there I have mapped styles. So I can see the color of the number has changed, the font and style of the heading has changed, and now my text has gone from sans serif and gray to serif in black. But what if I decided this wasn't exactly what I wanted? Well, I can actually undo and change the style mapping. I'll go back to the Conveyor and in this case, I'll just select the body text and I'll delete that style mapping. So I'll still map the number and reason paragraph styles, but not the body text.

I'll click OK, click back in the document, and I can see that those two styles mapped, but the third one didn't. In the battle to efficiently repurpose content, style mapping is one of the secret weapons lurking in the Content Conveyor. Once you set up custom style mappings, you can instantly reformat content as it's placed into different documents and save yourself some effort.

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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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