The Publish Online dialog is used to control details of the appearance of your document when it is published. This video will show you how the General settings, such as title and description fields come into play when your document is published, and gives an overview of how to set embed options and allow for the document to be downloaded as a PDF.
- [Voiceover] Let's take a look at the general settings in the publish online dialog. You can access publish online from the file menu by choosing pubilsh online here. But most of the time I think you'll probably click on this button in the upper right-hand corner of your window. If for some reason this button isn't showing in your InDesign CC 2015 or later, go to InDesign preferences all the way down to technology preview and make sure that it's checked on. Publish online is called a technology preview because, well, it's very new. Let's cancel out of that and then I'll click on the publish online button and we'll go to the dialog.
There are two parts to the dialog, general and advanced. We'll talk about advanced in another video. For general options you can either publish a new document, which is what we're going to do, or you can update an existing document, which we're gonna talk about in another video. The title picks up the file name of your document. But you can come in and easily edit that. In the description, you can type a description of the document. If you just share the URL, it doesn't show up anywhere but it does show in social media and the web dashboards. So it's important to always put in some kind of description.
I already have my description in the clipboard so I'm gonna just paste it in. Below that we have kind of standard options for publishing all the pages of our document or just a range of pages in the document. We can export the pages as single pages or we can export them as spreads. The next option allow viewers to download the document as a PDF. This is an interesting option because with this selected, your document cannot only be viewed online, but when it's viewed, an icon appears that allows your readers to download a PDF, which they can then view when they're not online.
And it can be really convenient to do that. We're gonna talk about allowing PDF downloads in detail in another video. The next option, hide the share and embed options of the published document. If you check this on, viewers of your document will not have share icons available when they view the document nor an embed icon. In the case of sharing they can, of course, always copy the URL and share that, but that's an extra step. And the embed icon, which displays a dialog with the code you need to embed the page on your website, will not be possible to grab when disabled.
We're gonna talk about sharing and embedding your published project in other videos in this course. Overall, the general options are pretty straightforward. About the only thing you'll want to remember is to always put in some kind of description of the document. It's a good practice and will help you and your readers.
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