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Before I start showing you InDesign's interactive PDF features. Let me say a quick word about the exercise files available for you to use. If you are a premium member of the online training library, you have access to the exercise files that I'm going to be using throughout this training. The files have been broken down into chapters. And if you're following along, it's important to open the correct file for each chapter. Each folder has its own set of files, sometimes with the same names. But these files are, in fact, different in order to show off or discuss particular features in the program.
To open this document, just double click on it. If you see a dialogue box like this one that says there's missing links, go ahead and click OK, because those files aren't necessary for this particular exercise. Or, if it says that there are modified links you can click Update. And if you see a dialog box saying that you're missing fonts, you can go ahead and replace them with fonts that you have on your system. Now, one more thing about these files, at the end of each movie after we've moved objects around or changed text or whatever, you should go to the file menu and choose Revert. That's what I do, so you'll always see a nice clean file at the beginning of each movie.
The reason I do this, is so that you can jump right to any movie you want, even if it's in the middle of a chapter and you won't be lost. Now, on the other hand, if you don't have access to the exercise files, you can still learn by either just watching what I do, or by following along using your own text and image assets.
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Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.
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