Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Final thoughts and next steps, part of InDesign: Interactive PDFs (2013).
Thanks for coming along with me on this InDesign Insider Training about…Interactive PDFS and how to make them in Adobe InDesign.…But you know, there's always more to learn.…More techniques, different perspectives, and if you haven't watched my InDesign…Insider Training: Beyond the Essentials title yet.…I hope you'll check it out. Also, for more about digital documents and…e-books, you should watch Mike Rankin's InDesign Interactive Documents title, as…well as his project-based title called Making an Interactive PDF Magazine.…And while it's not about PDF, I also recommend Anne-Marie Concepcion's title…called InDesign to EPUB, Kindle and iPad. Finally, I want to encourage you to visit…my site, indesignsecrets.com, where there are thousands of tricks and tips about…InDesign, including many and one of my favourite topics Interactive PDFs.…
So perhaps I'll see you on InDesignSecrets forums or may be in person at PEPCON that…print any publishing conference and when we do meet, tell me about the interactive…
- 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.