Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Sound and video buttons, part of InDesign: Interactive PDFs (2013).
As we saw last movie it's super easy to add a movie to your document because…InDesign treats it like a graphic. I will go ahead and place that movie again…and setup the Media panel. I'm going to chose Place, select my movie,…click inside of here, I will wait for a moment while it loads the movie.…And then I'm just going to scale this down to fit and setup a Media panel.…Let's grab an image that we like a little bit more, and set that to be the current poster.…Now, just like in the last movie, I'm going to turn on the controller and set…the Show Controller on Rollover check box. So, we're in good shape here, but instead…of forcing my user to click on the movie to play it, I'd like to add a button, a…Play button. I'll open my sample Buttons and Forms…library and grab a button out of here, maybe this green button.…
I'll just drag it out and drop it on my page.…Now, to make this button play the movie, all I need to do is go to the Buttons and…Forms panel, make sure it's selected on the page, and then give it an action.…
- Creating a new interactive document
- Linking to URLs and mail addresses
- Creating bookmarks
- Adding buttons with rollover states
- Adding text, list, and submit fields to forms
- Embedding audio and video
- Adding page transitions
- Best practices for exporting high-quality interactive PDF files
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: I am trying to turn objects in a layered InDesign document into buttons, following the lessons in Chapter 3, but they don't show up when I export to PDF. What's wrong?
A: This is a known issue with InDesign, stacked layers, and buttons. The final stacking order in your PDF is actually determined by the order the buttons are created, not the stacking order of the layers in your document. David Blatner has researched and proposed a solution to this issue on his InDesign Secrets blog. Read more about it here.
Q: This course was updated on 01/17/2014. What changed?
A: The author updated three movies in the "Links and Bookmarks" chapter, since the behavior of hyperlinks has recently changed in InDesign CC.