Provides a comprehensive explanation of new features, including time-saving tips and workarounds for typical publication workflows.
(upbeat music) - Hi, I'm Anne-Marie Concepcion, and guess what? They've done it again. Adobe's put out a new version of InDesign with lots of new features to thrill and amaze you. If you're already an InDesign user, this course, InDesign CS4 New Features, is just what you need to get up to speed on all the changes. Whether you're a print person, interactive designer, production editor, or just someone who likes to layout, there are powerful new features for you.
I cover all the new features, great and small, including the new file format, cross-referencing, conditional text, and even exporting to interactive swift files with just a click. I love teaching people how to get the most out of Adobe InDesign. I'm a long time Adobe certified expert in the program, as well as an Adobe certified instructor. With InDesign CS4, Adobe has taken care of both the little things, like fitting images automatically when you place them, or making the links panel much more useful, to big things like smart text reflow, and cross-referencing, even built in screen sharing to show your clients what you're working on, right from within InDesign.
What you're about to see is one of the most comprehensive tutorials on the new features of Adobe InDesign CS4. With over 40, 40! Count 'em, 40 40 videos to give you the tools to succeed, and help you discover the new features that will turbo charge your workflow. So, let's dig in and get to know the new features of Adobe InDesign CS4.
- Using the new workspaces, panels, and navigation options
- Working with Smart Guides, the cursor, and text reflow
- Placing images with Auto-Fit and the contact sheet cascade
- Formatting text with dynamic GREP helpers
- Refining layouts with live preflight
- Finding support in Community Help
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Is there a way to create an interactive table of contents in InDesign CS4 that would retain the hyperlinks after the file is exported, so that users could click in the table of contents and be taken to the corresponding chapter?
A: There are two methods to create a table of contents with interactive links in InDesign.
Method 1: Export a PDF and prompt InDesign to copy the table of contents into the PDF's Bookmarks panel. To have InDesign export the TOC as bookmarks, open the TOC dialog box and be sure to turn on the Create PDF bookmarks option before the TOC is placed in the document. When exporting to PDF, turn on "Hyperlinks and Bookmarks" in the PDF export options. The PDF can be set to open with the Bookmarks panel displaying by default so users know the TOC links exist there. Go this in Acrobat's File menu > Properties > Initial View.