Join James Fritz for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Page Turn vs. Page Curls, part of InDesign CS5: Interactive Documents and Presentations.
If you have explored the various transitions inside InDesign, you might have noticed that there is a SWF only transition called Page Turn. There is also a feature with a similar name called Interactive Page Curl. While these two features sound similar, there are some differences that you need to understand. Inside our layout, I have a page transition applied to all of our pages. Let's open our Page Transition panel. You can see there is a transition called Page Turn (SWF Only). Let's export this to SWF and take a look. I am going to File > Export. On my Desktop, I am going to choose Flash Player. Click Save.
I am going to make sure I choose all of the pages, generate an HTML file, view it after exporting, we'll scale it to 75%, we'll include the paper color, and we are going to set the Page Transitions, From Document. We don't need to use the Interactive Page Curl right now, and we will click OK. Inside your browser, we can use our page navigation buttons to go to the next page. As you go to the next page, the transition will create an effect like a page turning. If I go back, it turns the other direction. This is a good transition to use if you want your document to have the appearance of a book.
Let's take a look at the Interactive Page Curl. I am going to close this and go back into InDesign. I am going to export again: File > Export. I am going to replace the file and choose Save. I am going to leave all the settings the same, except for this time I don't want to include any transitions, but I am going to turn on Interactive Page Curl and click OK. Inside the web browser, in the lower right-hand corner, when you mouse over, you are going to see the page will start to peel up. I can click and drag to turn the page.
From either side, I am able to turn back and forth. If you click and drag, you can almost rip the piece of paper off. Be careful using the Interactive Page Curl and the Page Turn at the same time because it might be hard to reach the navigation buttons if you have Interactive Page Curl on top of them. While the Page Curl and Turn effects are fun, be sure that they don't interfere with the content and navigation of your presentation.
- Studying new trends in digital design
- Creating a PDF and SWF presentation
- Building different navigation systems
- Creating interactive slideshows
- Animating a presentation as a SWF in InDesign
- Designing an interactive microsite
- Adding video and audio to a document
- Building an interactive TOC with buttons
- Using InDesign and Flash to build an interactive catalog
- InDesign to Flash production tips
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CS5 Essential Trainingwith David Blatner10h 33m Beginner
1. Trends in Digital Design
2. Setting Up InDesign for Designing Digital Documents
3. Presentation File Format Options and Tips
4. Creating a Simple PDF or SWF Slide Presentation
5. Adding Advanced PDF Presentation Options
6. Building the Presentation as a Complex SWF File
7. Creating an Interactive Microsite
8. Creating an interactive Mood Board
9. Creating an Interactive Catalog
10. Converting from InDesign to Flash Professional
11. Production Tips for Going from InDesign to Flash
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