Publish Online documents can be any length, from one page to one thousand pages. Learn how to navigate through the pages in a document using several different techniques. Page-by-page swiping can be used on an iPad, or pressing arrow keys on a desktop computer. See how to use document thumbnails for an overview of the document and quick navigation.
- [Voiceover] Once your document is published, it's now available for you to share with others. Ultimately, it's the viewing experience that it's all about. Because your document is sitting on Adobe cloud servers, Adobe provides the interface needed to navigate and interact with your document, so you don't need to think about it. Let's take a look at how your audience navigates through and interacts with your published online documents. We're going to start by looking at a document in a desktop browser, in this case, Safari on the Mac. Tablets like iPads work just a little bit differently, so we'll look at the iPad in another video.
To navigate through the document, there are a couple of ways you can do it. One, you can click on these arrows that are to the right and to the left of the page. You can also just use your arrow keys and pressing the right arrow key and then the left arrow key. That's the way I prefer to go page by page. We also can toggle on document thumbnails, and we get a little miniature of each page of the document down here. We can click on it to go to that page. If we have a long document with a lot of document thumbnails, there are arrows that appear to the right and to the left of these thumbnails, so you can scroll to the thumbnail further along in the document.
I'll turn these off for now. We can also zoom into the document by clicking the zoom in icon. A couple of clicks there and we can zoom way in. Or we can click here to zoom out. You can also zoom in with your mouse by using the scroll wheel or by scrolling with your mouse up or down. Very easy. You can also view the document in full screen. Your viewer can click here, and the document shifts to full screen. You can then use the arrows or the arrow keys to navigate through the document and get a full screen experience.
To get out of full screen, simply press the escape key. Next, we have a sharing icon. This way, your viewers can share your document with others, assuming of course, that you've given them the ability to do that with this icon. Let's go back to InDesign for a moment. In the general options, we have this hide the share and embed options in the published document. If for some reason you don't want to have that share icon available, turning on this check box will remove the icon.
It won't be there. Now, of course this isn't really a security measure. Your viewers can still copy the URL and share it that way, but it won't be quite as easy if that share icon's not showing. We can also turn off the embed option icon, which I'll talk about in just a moment. When your viewer clicks the share icon, we get a dialog similar to the one you see in InDesign after you've uploaded your document. We have a thumbnail of the publication, the title, and the description that you put in the general options.
And here's the URL that can be copied. We have icons to share on Facebook, Twitter, or via email, and these work similarly to the icons in InDesign. If I click on Twitter, I get the title highlighted along with the URL, and I can of course edit this and add the IDPubOn hashtag here as well. I'll close this. Very similar to what we see in InDesign. Next, we have the embed icon. The embed icon is used to grab code so that this document can be embedded in a website.
We're going to talk about embedding in another video. And again, this icon appears only if you allow it. The default is that it'll be there, but you can check the option to turn it off. If you've allowed it, your viewers have a option to download a PDF. Let's go back to InDesign for just a moment. Here in the general options, we have allow viewers to download the document as a PDF. Normally, this is turned off, so if you don't do anything, that PDF download icon will not be available.
But I've turned it on in this case so that anyone looking at this document can download the PDF and enjoy it offline. When the viewer clicks on this icon, the PDF opens usually using whatever the default PDF plug-in is on their browser, and they can go through the PDF here or download it for an offline viewing experience. Next we have this little icon here with a couple of options on it. If there's sound in the document, we can turn off the volume here. We can also report abuse, if we see something that we don't like.
We get this dialog, and we can send this in to Adobe. Nothing to report here though, so I'll just close that dialog. It's really great to have this interface for your readers to interact with. And what's really great about it is it's all done for you, courtesy of Adobe.
Learn what Publish Online can and cannot do, and how to adjust the publication settings to make sure documents look the way you want. Find out how to upload documents to the web and then share them via Facebook, Twitter, or email. Then look at the navigation and interface options used when viewing published documents, and learn how to update your published documents online. Author Diane Burns concludes with some advanced techniques, such as embedding published documents in websites and creating customized thumbnails for document navigation.
- Previewing real-world Publish Online documents
- Changing the publishing settings
- Uploading documents to Adobe servers
- Updating published documents
- Sharing documents via social media and email
- Using the Publications dashboard
- Understanding document analytics
- Viewing documents online
- Embedding documents on websites
- Adding projects to Behance