InDesign CS4: How to Add SWF Files to PDF Files


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Adding SWF files to PDF files

Once upon a time, PDF was PDF and SWF was SWF and never the twain would meet, but in today's brave new world, you can mix and match at least to some degree, letting you add some very cool elements to your interactive PDF files, and the key is to remember that SWF files are basically just animations, that is movies. So most of the things that you can do with movies in InDesign, you can do with the SWF, and just as with movies, you have to export it as a PDF file to see it work on the page. Even then it may not work in some situations, more on that in a minute, but first, here is how to import a SWF into your InDesign page.

I am going to go to the File menu, choose Place and then choose my SWF. In this case, I am going to choose Cocoa, click Open, and now I can either click, or click and drag, it places the SWF into a brand new frame, and now I could scale it or move it or whatever, but the first thing I am going to do is double-click on it to go to Movie Options. Double-clicking on i...

Adding SWF files to PDF files
Video duration: 5m 21s 48m 40s Intermediate

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Adding SWF files to PDF files provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4: 10 Things to Know About Interactive PDFs

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Design Web
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InDesign
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