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Before we dig into the nuts and bolts of building a presentation, let's preview what we are going to be creating over the next few movies. Since InDesign allows you to create presentations for both PDF and SWF, let's take a look at both. If you are going to be presenting a PDF, you should present it in either Acrobat Professional or the free Adobe Reader. I am inside Acrobat Professional, and I am going to go to View > Full Screen Mode. I could also hit Command+L, or Ctrl+L on the PC. Inside Full Screen mode, I'll be hiding distracting elements from the UI, and you'll be able to see screen transitions.
In the lower right-hand corner, I have a series of navigation buttons that allows me to go forward and backward throughout the document. You'll notice that I have a transition that occurs between each particular slide. If I jump to the end of the presentation, I have a series of hyperlinks that brings us to a web site. I'll allow the security warning, and I can find out more information on the web site. Switching over to the SWF presentation inside the Flash player, I am going to go to Full Screen mode by going to View > Full Screen, or hitting Command+F, or Ctrl+F on the PC, and I have the exact same navigation system.
But you'll notice that I've got animations on every single spread. Both of these presentations were created from the exact same InDesign file. Now that we have seen what we can make with InDesign CS5, let's get started building this simple presentation.
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