Join James Fritz for an in-depth discussion in this video Using animation inside a PDF presentation, part of InDesign CS5: Interactive Documents and Presentations.
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A new area of InDesign CS5 is the ability to create animation.…In another chapter, we'll learn how to do this. But for now I want to address how…we can use animation inside a PDF.…On the first page of this presentation, let's take a look at the animation.…I am going to preview this spread with the Preview panel.…As you can see, "explore" and "California" fade in slowly.…Let's take a look at this inside a PDF.…I am going to close this panel, and go to File > Export.…On my Desktop, I am going to save it as Adobe PDF (Interactive). p1.pdf.…
I am going to change the range to Page 1.…I am going to view it after exporting, and click OK.…As you can see in the PDF, it's static.…Unfortunately, InDesign cannot pass along this information into a PDF directly,…but we do have a simple workaround.…Let's close this and go back into InDesign.…Back inside InDesign, we have to create a couple of guides to line up the animation.…I am going to go to my Guides layer and draw out a couple of guides to the left…and right edge of this animation.…
- 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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