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Exporting interactive PDFs as pages

From: InDesign CS6 New Features

Video: Exporting interactive PDFs as pages

InDesign CS6 has a fix that makes life a lot easier for people who are creating interactive PDFs, like I do quite a bit, and that is that you no longer need to laboriously split your spreads into single pages after they've been exported to PDF. That was a little glitch in CS5 and 5.5 that they finally fixed. Let me show you what I'm talking about. Right now we are looking at a three- page-brochure kind of thing, and it's been set up as facing pages, because that's a default for print documents.

Exporting interactive PDFs as pages

InDesign CS6 has a fix that makes life a lot easier for people who are creating interactive PDFs, like I do quite a bit, and that is that you no longer need to laboriously split your spreads into single pages after they've been exported to PDF. That was a little glitch in CS5 and 5.5 that they finally fixed. Let me show you what I'm talking about. Right now we are looking at a three- page-brochure kind of thing, and it's been set up as facing pages, because that's a default for print documents.

Now, let's say that I was creating an interactive brochure, and I want to export this as single pages so that I can have Next buttons and Previous buttons work correctly. In previous versions, I couldn't do that, but in InDesign CS6 if you go to File and choose Export and select Interactive PDF, like this right here, you'll notice that there are two new radio buttons up here for pages and spreads. You can choose whichever one that you want, and we can finally create single-page interactive PDFs, even if the document was set up as facing pages.

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InDesign CS6 New Features

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  1. 1m 59s
    1. Welcome
      57s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 2s
  2. 14m 23s
    1. Exploring interface tweaks
      6m 56s
    2. Examining the new tools and dialog boxes
      7m 27s
  3. 32m 41s
    1. Working with the Conveyer tool
      10m 7s
    2. Linking objects
      12m 11s
    3. Mapping styles
      10m 23s
  4. 50m 5s
    1. Understanding flexible layouts
      8m 16s
    2. Working with Alternate Layout
      12m 52s
    3. Understanding Liquid Layout rules
      7m 30s
    4. Using the basic Liquid Page Rule options: Scale, Re-center, and Based on Master
      6m 52s
    5. Applying guide-based Liquid Layout rules
      8m 10s
    6. Applying object-based Liquid Layout rules
      6m 25s
  5. 14m 51s
    1. Working with flexible columns
      3m 27s
    2. Auto-sizing text frames
      5m 28s
    3. Exploring the primary text frame
      5m 56s
  6. 8m 15s
    1. Accessing recently used fonts
      2m 9s
    2. Applying Keep settings to spans and tables
      2m 45s
    3. Fitting frames to different types of text content
      3m 21s
  7. 28m 27s
    1. Using advanced EPUB 2 export controls
      9m 12s
    2. Exporting an EPUB 3
      9m 16s
    3. Inserting HTML and Edge content
      9m 59s
  8. 28m 4s
    1. Reviewing the new Form tools
      7m 21s
    2. Creating and previewing a basic form
      14m 40s
    3. Testing the form in Acrobat
      6m 3s
  9. 21m 24s
    1. Aligning selections to a key object
      2m 17s
    2. Using Save As to create a file for earlier versions of InDesign
      1m 40s
    3. Retaining table headers and footers
      2m 58s
    4. Importing RTFD and exporting to PNG
      4m 38s
    5. Using smart math in fields
      2m 13s
    6. Exporting interactive PDFs as pages
      1m 9s
    7. Previewing and exporting grayscale PDFs
      2m 22s
    8. Using the new world language support
      4m 7s
  10. 1m 6s
    1. Next steps
      1m 6s

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