Simple Steps to Create an Interactive PDF Document


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Creating an interactive PDF

Most people think of PDF as a print format, or for proofing, but PDF files support a wide range of interactive elements. You've probably seen PDF forms that you can fill out and submit electronically. Now you can make these kinds of PDF forms right inside of InDesign. You can also add movies, sounds, buttons, animations, hyperlinks, and all kinds of ways to wow your audience. This catalog, designed to be viewed on screen, is almost finished, but we're going to complete the task here by adding just a little more interactivity.

First, let's add a movie. It's easy to do. You import it just like any other graphic; you go to the File menu, and choose Place. Here in my Links folder, I'll scroll all the way to the bottom, and choose this MP4 file. That's a movie format that InDesign can read. When I click Open, it loads my place cursor, again, just like any other graphic. I have a lot of empty frames on this page, so I don't accidentally want to click in one of them, but...

Creating an interactive PDF
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Creating an interactive PDF provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS6 Essential Training

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