Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding page transitions, part of InDesign: Interactive PDFs (2013).
You may have noticed that I've completely avoided talking about one of InDesign's panels.…Right over here in the dock, the page transitions panel.…This feature does just what you'd expect, it lets you add transitions from one page…to the next, like dissolves and wipes and so on.…But these page transitions have a dark side, which means that I rarely use them.…Page transitions only work when you're in full screen mode in Acrobat.…That said, if you want to use it, here's how you do it.…First, chose what page you want to apply a transition to.…I'm on page one right now, so this is going to be changing the transition into…this page, whenever I jump to, page one. Next, chose the transition.…
In the page transitions popup menu, you see that you have a lot of different transitions.…Like blinds, box and so on. If you're not sure what these things do,…click on one. Then, move your cursor on top of the…preview area at the top of the panel. Whenever you move your cursor in to roll…over that area, you get a preview. Let's try a different one.…
- Creating a new interactive document
- Linking to URLs and mail addresses
- Creating bookmarks
- Adding buttons with rollover states
- Adding text, list, and submit fields to forms
- Embedding audio and video
- Adding page transitions
- Best practices for exporting high-quality interactive PDF files
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: I am trying to turn objects in a layered InDesign document into buttons, following the lessons in Chapter 3, but they don't show up when I export to PDF. What's wrong?
A: This is a known issue with InDesign, stacked layers, and buttons. The final stacking order in your PDF is actually determined by the order the buttons are created, not the stacking order of the layers in your document. David Blatner has researched and proposed a solution to this issue on his InDesign Secrets blog. Read more about it here.
Q: This course was updated on 01/17/2014. What changed?
A: The author updated three movies in the "Links and Bookmarks" chapter, since the behavior of hyperlinks has recently changed in InDesign CC.