Join James Fritz for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating URLs from hyperlinks, part of InDesign CS5: Interactive Documents and Presentations.
If you have a lot of URLs in your layout that links to products on your…company's web site, you probably would like them to actually work.…If you only have a few links, you can always manually make them yourselves but…having InDesign create them for you is a big timesaver.…To atomically create all of the URLs, the hyperlinks we're going to come over to…the Hyperlink panel and go inside the panel menu, and there is a new feature in…CS5 called Convert URLs to Hyperlinks.…When I select this, a dialog will pop up and give me few options.…Now I can choose specifically what area do I want to search from.…By default, it's the document, the entire thing.…
But if I want I can come in here and select more of the text and I can narrow…it down to just my selection or particular the story if my cursor was sitting in a story.…For now we are going to stick with the document.…Now every link that I find I could apply a character style to it if I like, such…as an underline or changing its color.…But for now I don't really want to do that so I am going to leave that alone.…
- Studying new trends in digital design
- Creating a PDF and SWF presentation
- Building different navigation systems
- Creating interactive slideshows
- Animating a presentation as a SWF in InDesign
- Designing an interactive microsite
- Adding video and audio to a document
- Building an interactive TOC with buttons
- Using InDesign and Flash to build an interactive catalog
- InDesign to Flash production tips
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: I am having trouble creating a YouTube-linked video to play on a page in SWF or interactive PDF. I've followed the tutorial, but I keep getting a message that the video should be Flash compliant. How do I link directly to a YouTube video?<br />
A: It is not possible to link directly to a YouTube video through copy and pasting the URL on the page. In order to link to the video, you need the exact link to the .flv video file.<br />
Are the source files for the interactive publication Born Presents still available? www.adobe.com/products/indesign/customers doesn't seem to be working.<br />
Unfortunately, the content is no longer available on Adobe's site. However, the files are currently available at <a target="_blank" href="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/indesign/born_bookpreview_source.zip">http://download.macromedia.com/pub/indesign/born_bookpreview_source.zip.</a><br /> <br /> The author also posted an article related to the project at <a target="_blank" href="http://indesignsecrets.com/born-presents-interactive-publication-with-source-files.php">http://indesignsecrets.com/born-presents-interactive-publication-with-source-files.php</a>.<br />
Q: When I add audio to my multi-page project and export it as a PDF, why doesn't the music play past the first page?<br />
A: Unfortunately, there is no way to have an MP3 play across multiple pages of a PDF. It looks like you could because of the wording of the Media panel when you have an MP3 selected, but that isn't the case. You can have an MP3 play across pages of a SWF, which is why that option exists.<br /> <br /> This is an inconvenience, but we're not aware of a way around this limitation inside a PDF. You could try making one really big PDF and have buttons jump to another part of the page (using anchors), but every one would have to be on 1 page.<br />
Q: Why does an ugly gray box appear when the audio is played. The author keeps the audio on the pasteboard, which for me, does not play the audio at all when exported. It only plays when on the page.<br />
A: If you are seeing a gray box, make sure that you have set a poster for the audio file. Select the frame and open the Media panel, where you can select your own raster image as a poster frame or just leave it as none. You could also check to see if your frame has a fill applied to it, since there is a chance you could have accidentally applied an<br /> object style or a fill.<br />
InDesign CS5 Essential Trainingwith David Blatner10h 33m Beginner
1. Trends in Digital Design
2. Setting Up InDesign for Designing Digital Documents
3. Presentation File Format Options and Tips
4. Creating a Simple PDF or SWF Slide Presentation
5. Adding Advanced PDF Presentation Options
6. Building the Presentation as a Complex SWF File
7. Creating an Interactive Microsite
8. Creating an interactive Mood Board
9. Creating an Interactive Catalog
10. Converting from InDesign to Flash Professional
11. Production Tips for Going from InDesign to Flash
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