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 by embedding it in your own website. In this course, Diane Burns shows you practical, real-world examples of how Publish Online can be used for a variety of documents.
- [Instructor] Publish Online is a dream come true for Adobe InDesign users. With literally one click, you can publish your InDesign document right to the web where it can be viewed from any browser and easily shared with others. To use Publish Online, all you need is 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. With one click of the Publish button, off you go. Your document will be uploaded to a unique URL on Adobe cloud servers. Once the document is published, you can share it with social media, email, or even embed the document in your website. And you can view the document right from within InDesign. If we click on the View button, InDesign launches the published 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, buttons, audio, video, even animations. This means you can create a really compelling experience for all 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 and be inspired by the different ways Publish Online can be used. Our first example comes from a Turkish nonprofit, the Education Reform Initiative, also known by its Turkish acronym, ERG. ERG's mission is to help improve the Turkish public education system so that it supports and integrates the millions of young refugee children who have fled their home countries for Turkey. This report, created by the agency MYRA in Istanbul, is the first report they've done using Publish Online. It helps present the complex data and issues that relate to this problem of education in Turkey. The document is highly interactive, and the first page is actually a user guide of how to use the document, including notes about navigation, scrolling text, popup windows for footnotes, and playing media. Let's take a look at the first section of this document. It's really easy to navigate to. Here complex data is represented by animated infographics. It makes the information much easier to understand and much more compelling to even take a look at. Even a slight amount of motion makes the information more interesting and brings the viewer in. On this page, we have an example of scrolling text, as well as a popup menu containing footnotes. And I love this interactive map. It uses simple rollovers to show how many refugee children are in each province in Turkey. It's a very easy-to-use and clear way to express a lot of complex information. By using Publish Online, ERG was able to reach more readers than ever, and they could track how many readers they had using Publish Online analytics, which we'll be taking a look at in another video. And the cost to publish this document via Publish Online once the document itself was created is zero. Perfect for a nonprofit organization. And now it's accessible to anyone around the world. Our next example is from the University of Florida's Shands Pediatric Hospital. This annual report, designed by Indigo Design, features a navigation system that makes it really easy to access the various sections of the document. Within each section, there is a menu and a series of popup windows that lets you access additional information. From here with one click, we can read further, and then we have a closed box. Very easy to access and navigate. And this kind of document is so interesting to read and is much more compelling than a static PDF file. We also see a lot of catalogs done using Publish Online. Here's a catalog for the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association. The catalog has this great navigation system here on the left. Let's take a look at Great Fiction. Here using simple rollovers, we can see the photographs of the authors of each book. And on the left, we have a hamburger menu that brings us back to that navigation on the left. We even have a look inside feature. If we click on this icon, we can see what the inside of this book is like. The interactive features were all done right within InDesign and they make the whole experience so much more interesting and fun. Many schools and universities are using Publish Online for their catalogs and brochures. Here's a catalog of course offerings and programs for a technical university based in Portugal. It's similar to their print catalog, but it adds navigation and interactivity that just can't be done in print or with a PDF. Here again we have a hamburger menu with various programs that are offered. And we can easily navigate to these extracurricular activities. This looks like fun. You'll find a number of magazines done with Publish Online. Here's a great example created by bedesign in Minneapolis for the American Craft Council or ACC. Their semiannual journal Inquiry is available in print, but you can also view it online. Here the Publish Online document is embedded right within the ACC website. We'll take a look at how to embed your Publish Online documents in your website in another video. Let's take a look. When we click on the embedded document, it goes into full screen mode. And now we can start viewing the magazine. It, like the other documents I've been showing you, is highly interactive. And here we go to the linked table of contents. Let's take a look at this article. We can read through it as we would in a print magazine, but we also have images and links to website that we wouldn't otherwise have. This document too has a hamburger menu, and I go to other articles very easily and quickly. It's a great way to create a really engaging experience for your audience. To exit full screen, you just press Escape and you go back to the website. Finally, another use for Publish Online is to create interactive presentations, all of which can be done right in InDesign. No PowerPoint necessary. The Edmonton International Airport in Canada has been putting a lot of their print collateral online using Publish Online, as in some of the other documents that I've shown you, but they're also using it for presentations. Here's an example of a presentation given at last year's public meeting. This presentation is to highlight the successes of the past year, outline the plan for the next year, as well as report on the finances of the airport. These are just a few example of the many kinds of documents InDesign users all over the world are creating, sharing, and distributing using Publish Online. You can find these examples and many others in my Publish Online Collection, itself a Publish Online document. This includes the examples I've shown you, as well as many others. Publish Online is a great solution for digital publishing that you'll learn all about as you go through this course.
- Changing the publishing settings
- Uploading documents
- Updating published documents
- Sharing documents via social media and email
- Managing published projects with the web dashboard
- Leveraging document analytics
- Embedding documents on websites
- Adding projects to Behance
- Troubleshooting common problems