Adding background music


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Adding background music

You can spend hours making an interactive PDF sweet to look at, but what about our other senses? Sound especially is to often overlooked in interactive documents. Now it's not hard to add sound to your PDF files, though there are a few tricks that you should know about. For example, MP3 files. You probably have lots and lots of MP3 files around your hard drive but you cannot use those with InDesign. InDesign and Acrobat do not understand the MP3 format unfortunately. So if you want to use some music in MP3 format, you have to convert it to something that InDesign can read like Wave file or AIF file.

Now I happen to have an AIF file that I want to bring into this InDesign document, so how do I do it? I go to the File menu, choose Place and just pick it right off my hard drive. There it is. It comes in almost as though we were in image or a movie. When I click on my page, it adds a new frame and places the sound into it. By default, InDesign gives that sound this poster image. It look...

Adding background music
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Adding background music 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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