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Creating a logo slideshow

From: InDesign CS5: Interactive Documents and Presentations

Video: Creating a logo slideshow

On this page of the mood board we are going to show some variations of the Masthead or logo for a city guide. The conventional approach will be to list each logo on the page, but having logos next to each other can be quite distracting. By using a slideshow we can let the viewer focus on each masthead by itself, before moving to the next one. We are going to begin by placing the mastheads on the page. We are going to go to File > Place and inside our Links folder we have a snippets folder where we are going to select masthead.idms. We are going to place this snippet on our page and with all of them selected we are going to go to our Align panel, and we are going to align their horizontal centers and their vertical centers to stack them on top of each other.

Creating a logo slideshow

On this page of the mood board we are going to show some variations of the Masthead or logo for a city guide. The conventional approach will be to list each logo on the page, but having logos next to each other can be quite distracting. By using a slideshow we can let the viewer focus on each masthead by itself, before moving to the next one. We are going to begin by placing the mastheads on the page. We are going to go to File > Place and inside our Links folder we have a snippets folder where we are going to select masthead.idms. We are going to place this snippet on our page and with all of them selected we are going to go to our Align panel, and we are going to align their horizontal centers and their vertical centers to stack them on top of each other.

Next, we are going to go to the Object States panel and make new a multi-state object. We'll give it the name slideshow and then click and drag to align it on the page. Next, let's order these in their correct order. I am going to open up this panel and then put logotype 1 at the top followed by 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Now, we need to program the buttons to make them work. I am going to select the first button, go to our Buttons panel, and I am going to add an action that says Go To Next State. Let's go ahead and pick up the slideshow. We will grab the previous button and repeat the process by Go To Previous State.

Now, let's preview our animation. When we click it seems to be working. If we go back it goes to the previous. Now, what happens if we want to add one more logo to our slideshow? Let's grab our Type tool and draw out a new text frame. We are going to type out Local, and we are going to select this and change this to Minion Pro, Bold, and we'll make the font be 150. Next, we'll grab our Selection tool and we'll choose Fit frame to content. Now, we'll cut it to our clipboard and we'll select our multi-state object.

Inside the Object States panel we are going to select Logotype 6 and drag it down to duplicate that particular state. On Logo 6 copy we are going to hit the star button that says Paste copied objects into selected state. When we do this it's going to paste in the logo that we made earlier. Now, in this particular state we need to hide the old logo. We are going to open up the MSO layer, open up slideshow, Logotype 6 copy, and then hide all of the layers that don't say local. Now that we have the state finished, let's preview.

As we click through, all of our logos appear as expected. When you're creating a clickable slideshow it is important to remember to thoroughly test it. Sometimes you catch little mistakes, like the buttons are too small or the slides are in the wrong order. It is better to catch the problem now than when it's too late to make a change.

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InDesign CS5: Interactive Documents and Presentations

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  1. 1m 56s
    1. Introduction
      1m 18s
    2. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 11m 45s
    1. Interactive documents: Born Magazine
      1m 49s
    2. Annual report case study: Unitus
      1m 44s
    3. Self-publishing
      1m 59s
    4. Digital books: iBooks, ePub
      2m 15s
    5. Digital newspapers: Times Reader
      1m 51s
    6. Digital magazines: Wired, iGIZMO, The New Yorker
      2m 7s
  3. 12m 32s
    1. Setting preferences for interactive documents
      2m 36s
    2. Customizing the workspace
      3m 6s
    3. Understanding intent and presets
      2m 21s
    4. Working with images
      2m 37s
    5. Installing scripts
      1m 52s
  4. 9m 40s
    1. Comparing PDF and SWF presentations
      2m 5s
    2. Presenting from InDesign: Presentation mode
      2m 2s
    3. Presenting a SWF
      1m 50s
    4. Presenting a PDF
      1m 8s
    5. Creative tip: Practice your presentation
      2m 35s
  5. 33m 42s
    1. What we're going to build
      1m 28s
    2. Previewing your layout with the Preview panel
      3m 25s
    3. Creative tip: KISS (Keep It Super Simple)
      3m 11s
    4. Setting up a presentation with layers
      5m 21s
    5. Creating a navigation system
      5m 5s
    6. Creating a title and content slides
      4m 40s
    7. Overriding master page items
      3m 21s
    8. Setting page transitions
      2m 31s
    9. Creating hyperlinks
      2m 26s
    10. Using the slug for notes
      2m 14s
  6. 23m 30s
    1. Adding a Full Screen button with a tool tip
      4m 15s
    2. Creating PDF bookmarks in InDesign
      3m 19s
    3. Using a button to go to a specific page in a PDF
      3m 11s
    4. Using animation inside a PDF presentation
      6m 15s
    5. Exporting your presentation to interactive PDF
      4m 6s
    6. Creating a PDF Portfolio presentation
      2m 24s
  7. 29m 50s
    1. Exploring the Animating Encyclopedia Script
      6m 24s
    2. Using the Animation panel
      3m 38s
    3. Animating a list
      2m 28s
    4. Designing an alternate navigation
      3m 35s
    5. Creating a multistate object
      4m 25s
    6. Creating a page number indicator
      1m 59s
    7. Animating an opening page
      1m 53s
    8. Using Page Turn vs. Page Curls
      2m 4s
    9. Exporting your presentation to SWF
      2m 21s
    10. Watching out for transitions with animations
      1m 3s
  8. 24m 3s
    1. What we're going to build
      1m 43s
    2. Creative tip: Breaking down a complex animation
      3m 2s
    3. Taming the Timing panel
      1m 43s
    4. Animating on a motion path
      3m 2s
    5. Creating a sound hot spot
      2m 34s
    6. Creating a slideshow with a multistate object
      1m 50s
    7. Creating a loaded button
      2m 43s
    8. Creating an interactive map
      4m 25s
    9. Creative tip: Have fun!
      3m 1s
  9. 15m 38s
    1. What we're going to build
      1m 19s
    2. Creating the opening transition
      4m 20s
    3. Creating a logo slideshow
      2m 34s
    4. Animating the color palette
      3m 44s
    5. Combining multistate objects and buttons
      3m 41s
  10. 28m 45s
    1. What we're going to build
      1m 26s
    2. Building an interactive table of contents
      4m 19s
    3. Building a navigation system
      2m 9s
    4. Creating PDF-only buttons
      3m 1s
    5. Using a SWF slideshow in a PDF
      4m 14s
    6. Placing a video and using the Media panel
      3m 59s
    7. Setting navigation points
      3m 24s
    8. Placing a video from a URL
      2m 2s
    9. Creating URLs from hyperlinks
      4m 11s
  11. 22m 40s
    1. Preparing your layout for Export
      5m 7s
    2. Handing off your InDesign layout to Flash
      3m 11s
    3. Opening the FLA file in Flash CS5 Professional
      2m 33s
    4. Adding a stop command and testing the movie
      2m 22s
    5. Fixing the buttons
      3m 8s
    6. Importing a video into Flash
      1m 45s
    7. Editing the animations
      2m 59s
    8. Publishing a SWF
      1m 35s
  12. 17m 0s
    1. Avoiding legacy media
      1m 11s
    2. Converting a video into FLV with Adobe Media Encoder
      1m 52s
    3. Using the JPG Pass-Through filter
      2m 32s
    4. Avoiding compatibility issues
      3m 7s
    5. Slimming down your FLA
      2m 41s
    6. Sharing motion presets
      3m 40s
    7. Testing hyperlinks in a SWF
      1m 57s
  13. 34s
    1. Further Recommendations
      34s

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