Creating a sound hot spot


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Creating a sound hot spot

Earlier, I demonstrated how to animate a series of flies along a motion path. While the animation looked good, it would be really impressive if we added some audio. In order to trigger this audio, we need to create a sound hotspot. A hotspot, or an invisible button, is an area of the page that triggers audio when you mouse over it. Now let's import our audio. Your audio should be an MP3. If you have other sources of audio, you should convert it first into an MP3 using iTunes or another program. If you try to import another type of audio, like a WAV file, InDesign will display a warning telling you that it won't work inside the Flash Player.

So to bring in an MP3, we are going to go to File > Place and inside our Links folder we have a media folder. In our media folder we are going to select liveSpread_flies.mp3. With our floated cursor, we are going to place this on our pasteboard. Since there's no visual appearance to the audio we can leave it on the pasteboard. To preview th...

Creating a sound hot spot
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Creating a sound hot spot provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by James Fritz as part of the InDesign CS5: Interactive Documents and Presentations

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Design Web
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InDesign
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