InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals

with Mike Rankin
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InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals
Video duration: 0s 3h 47m Intermediate Updated Dec 12, 2014


Using the powerful toolset in Adobe InDesign CC, you can create a variety of interactive documents: PDFs, ebooks, magazines, forms, and more. In this course, publishing expert Mike Rankin offers a foundation for designing engaging interactive documents and explores what's possible with each kind of document, so that you'll know which type suits the needs of your projects. Learn the basics of buttons, form objects, and other interactive objects, as well as techniques for setting up structured navigation. Next, tour the Digital Publishing Suite, a service for publishing InDesign documents to mobile devices, including the iPad, and take a look at some sample interactive document design workflows. Lastly, find out how to customize InDesign for working with interactive documents.

Topics include:
  • Overview of interactive document types
  • Enhancing a project with interactive objects
  • Setting up hyperlinks, page transitions, and a table of contents
  • Understanding media formats
  • Adding HTML animations
  • Manage folios with the Folio Producer
  • Creating EPUBs
  • Adapting a page layout for mobile devices with Liquid Layout
  • Changing page designs with primary text frames
  • Formatting text with text style mapping
  • Workflows for designing interactive documents
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Organizing content with layers
  • Using third-party scripts to work on interactive documents


- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Mike Rankin and welcome to InDesign CC Interactive Document Fundamentals. In this course, we'll explore all the fundamentals of building interactive documents with InDesign. We'll look at examples of the different kinds of interactive documents you can make, which features work in each kind of document, and which ones don't. We'll dig into the details of InDesign's tool set and we'll consider the workflows and best practices for building each kind of document and I'll take you right up to the start of your project by showing you how to set up InDesign for building interactive documents.

We'll get your workspace set up and create a basic document structure to get things started off an in organized way. So lets get started now with InDesign CC Interactive Document Fundamentals.

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