Publish Online lets you publish your InDesign document to the web, with a single click of the mouse, creating a unique URL that it is easily shared via email, social media or even embedding in your own website. Diane Burns shows you practical, real-world examples of how Publish Online is being used for a variety of documents.
- [Voiceover] Publish Online lets you publish any InDesign document online, and then easily share it. To use Publish Online, you need Adobe InDesign CC, 2015 or later. Once your document is ready to go, simply click this button in the upper right hand corner of your screen. Your document will be uploaded to a unique URL. Once the document is published, you can share the unique URL via social media, email, or even embed the document in your website, and you can view your document right from within InDesign.
It launches your document in your browser, and you can preview it there. One of the best things about Publish Online is that you can include all kinds of interactivity in your document using InDesign's features to add hyperlinks, or buttons, audio or video, or even animations. This means you can create a really compelling experience for those who view your documents. InDesign users all over the world are using Publish Online for all kinds of publications, and I thought that viewing some of this work would be a good place to start, so you can begin to get an idea of the different ways Publish Online can be used.
Our first example is this brochure from Morisawa USA, a Japanese type foundry. Based on the original print brochure designed by Todd Crossland, my company TransPacific Digital added interactive elements to this Publish Online version. The URL can be easily shared increasing the potential audience for the company message. Here various elements were animated which Publish Online supports beautifully. Next, this online brochure for Kia cars explodes with interactivity making it much more interesting than a static PDF file.
We can explore each part of the car, or let's turn to the next page, and here we have videos that load. Much more interesting than a static PDF file. Here's an annual report for a non-profit group based in Lima, Peru. The cost to publish this document via Publish Online, once the document itself was created, is basically zero, perfect for a non-profit organization, and now it's accessible to anyone around the world.
I love this catalog of paintings by Irish painter John Kelly. Showing the examples of his work, and side two, showing them how they appear when they're in people's homes. A click on this little circle by the artwork gives you a detail of each piece of work. It's a great way to display this catalog, and it can be viewed anywhere by anyone using a browser. This catalog for a company that sells lighting fixtures lets you not only view the products, but when you get to a product that you like, you can actually click on the product, and go to their website, buy it now.
What a great way to distribute this product information, and drive sales at the same time. Finally Blag Mag, a lifestyle magazine based in Poland has created this issue, and published it using Publish Online. This Publish Online document is embedded in their website, so the document is the website itself. These are just a few examples of the many kinds of documents InDesign users all over the world are creating. sharing, and distributing using Publish Online. It's a great solution for digital publishing that you'll learn all about as you go through this course.
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