Setting up an interactive document


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Setting up an interactive document

Let's create a new interactive document. I'll go to the New Document dialog box and now the very first thing you need to ask yourself is, do I want portrait or landscape? That is, do I want my document taller than it is wide or wider than it is tall? The decision depends largely on how likely it is that your audience will view it on screen or will print it. If you think your audience will play with the interactivity a little bit and then just go ahead and print it, then you should set your document up for print, that is Portrait.

On the other hand if you're expecting them primarily to view it on screen, then match that document to the screen and go landscape. The next choice has to do with the Page Size. Now most interactive designers think in pixels, but InDesign doesn't offer pixels, however it does offer points. And because interactive documents typically assume a standard resolution of 72 dpi and because there are 72 points per inch, then points and pixels are identi...

Setting up an interactive document
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Setting up an interactive document provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4: 10 Things to Know About Interactive PDFs

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Design Web
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