Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Swapping out pages to avoid redoing extra work, part of InDesign: Interactive PDFs (2013).
In the last movie I discussed how you may want or need to make changes to…interactive features using Acrobat. For example, you might want to add…calculations or insert other multimedia files, or change the initial view settings…and so on. But here's the problem, your file is…inevitably going to change. Your boss or your client is going to find…a typo in the text or you'll need to change a picture or something like that.…But after you make the change in InDesign, do you want to have to re export the whole thing?…And then, will you have to redo all that work you did in Acrobat?…Now, that would be a royal pain. Now, Acrobat does have a lot of features…that let you fine tune and fix typos, but sometimes you really need to go back to InDesign.…
So I'm going to do that right now. Here in InDesign, I'm going to make a…couple changes. I'll grab the Type tool, and I'll change…this 2 to a 4. Next, I'm going to choose the Selection…tool and select both of these two objects by holding down the Shift key, and I'm…
- 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.