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InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals

with Mike Rankin

Video: Welcome

Find out how to create a variety of interactive documents in InDesign CC, including PDFs, ebooks, magazines, forms, and more.
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  1. 1m 57s
    1. Welcome
    2. What you should know before watching this course
    3. Using the exercise files
  2. 14m 10s
    1. Setting preferences
      4m 40s
    2. Customizing the workspace
      3m 8s
    3. Understanding document intent
      2m 43s
    4. Creating document presets
      3m 39s
  3. 21m 6s
    1. Overview of interactive document types
    2. PDF publications
      3m 11s
    3. PDF forms
      2m 20s
    4. Accessible PDFs
      3m 19s
    5. PDF presentations
      3m 12s
    6. SWF presentations
      1m 43s
    7. EPUB ebooks
      3m 35s
    8. Fixed-layout EPUBs
      2m 55s
  4. 24m 13s
    1. Overview of interactive objects
      2m 49s
    2. Understanding buttons
      9m 3s
    3. Understanding form objects
      6m 21s
    4. Understanding multistate objects
      6m 0s
  5. 35m 28s
    1. Using hyperlinks
      5m 41s
    2. Using cross-references
      5m 4s
    3. Using bookmarks
      6m 34s
    4. Using a table of contents
      5m 4s
    5. Using navigation buttons
      7m 56s
    6. Using page transitions
      5m 9s
  6. 27m 8s
    1. Understanding media formats
      4m 35s
    2. Using the Media panel
      7m 11s
    3. Using the Animation panel
      8m 15s
    4. Using the Timing panel
      3m 45s
    5. Adding HTML animation from Adobe Edge
      3m 22s
  7. 15m 2s
    1. Understanding the Digital Publishing Suite
      3m 4s
    2. Using the Folio Builder panel
      5m 9s
    3. Creating folio overlays
      3m 58s
    4. Using the Folio Producer
      2m 51s
  8. 30m 18s
    1. Using the Articles panel
      6m 18s
    2. Using anchored objects
      3m 34s
    3. Setting object export options
      6m 14s
    4. Setting paragraph style export tagging
      5m 38s
    5. Creating navigational tables of contents
      4m 59s
    6. Previewing EPUB interactivity
      3m 35s
  9. 23m 16s
    1. InDesign documents for mobile devices
      2m 17s
    2. Using Liquid Layout
      8m 1s
    3. Using alternate layouts
      3m 48s
    4. Using primary text frames
      3m 31s
    5. Linking page items
      2m 58s
    6. Using text style mapping
      2m 41s
  10. 24m 47s
    1. Designing for interactivity
      5m 28s
    2. Interactive PDF workflow
      3m 19s
    3. SWF workflow
      1m 26s
    4. Reflowable EPUB workflow
      5m 32s
    5. Fixed-layout EPUB workflow
      4m 5s
    6. DPS workflow
      2m 8s
    7. XML workflow
      2m 49s
  11. 8m 44s
    1. Using layers in interactive documents
      3m 38s
    2. Using scripts for interactive documents
      5m 6s
  12. 54s
    1. Next steps

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InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals
Video Duration: 0s 3h 47m Intermediate Updated Dec 12, 2014


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Using the powerful toolset in Adobe InDesign CC, you can create a variety of interactive documents: PDFs, ebooks, magazines, forms, and more. In this course, publishing expert Mike Rankin offers a foundation for designing engaging interactive documents and explores what's possible with each kind of document, so that you'll know which type suits the needs of your projects. Learn the basics of buttons, form objects, and other interactive objects, as well as techniques for setting up structured navigation. Next, tour the Digital Publishing Suite, a service for publishing InDesign documents to mobile devices, including the iPad, and take a look at some sample interactive document design workflows. Lastly, find out how to customize InDesign for working with interactive documents.

Topics include:
  • Overview of interactive document types
  • Enhancing a project with interactive objects
  • Setting up hyperlinks, page transitions, and a table of contents
  • Understanding media formats
  • Adding HTML animations
  • Manage folios with the Folio Producer
  • Creating EPUBs
  • Adapting a page layout for mobile devices with Liquid Layout
  • Changing page designs with primary text frames
  • Formatting text with text style mapping
  • Workflows for designing interactive documents
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Organizing content with layers
  • Using third-party scripts to work on interactive documents


(MUSIC). Hi, I'm Mike Rankin, and welcome to InDesign CC interactive document fundamentals. In this course, we'll explore all the fundamentals of building interactive documents with InDesign. We'll look at examples of the different kinds of interactive documents you can make, which features work in each kind of document, and which ones don't. We'll dig into the details of InDesign's tool set, and we'll consider the work flows and best practices for building each kind of document.

And I'll take you right up to the start of your project by showing you how to set up InDesign for building interactive documents. We'll get your work space set up, and create a basic document structure to get things started off in an organized way. So, let's get started now with InDesign CC: interactive document fundamentals.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals .

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Q: This course was updated on 09/02/2014. What changed?
A: We added movies on creating navigational TOCs and new support for fixed-layout EPUBs in InDesign CC.
Q: This course was updated on 12/12/2014. What changed?
A: We added two new movies covering updates to the EPUB workflow, and revised five movies to reflect other changes in InDesign CC 2014.1.





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