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InDesign training course – Interactive PDF & EPUB 



This is an intensive one day course for existing InDesign users that aims to introduce a wide range of functionality available in InDesign for producing interactive PDF, SWF and EPUB documents. The goal is to understand the possibilities, both the strengths and limitations, of each of these export options and then begin to build interesting, engaging and compelling interactive InDesign documents.




To examine a variety of techniques for setting up navigation systems in interactive documents. To integrate video and audio within interactive documents. To create a variety of animations and control the sequence in which they play. To integrate multi-state objects and transitions into interactive documents. To understand which options are specific to PDF or SWF and which are available for both.


Buttons Panel

• Simple buttons

• Creating rollover states

• Master page navigation


Preview Panel

• Using the Preview panel


Hyperlinks Panel

• Linking to Destinations

• Table of Contents navigation

• Linking to URLs


Media Panel

• Adding Video

• Controlling video playback

• Setting Poster frames

• Setting Navigation points

• Adding Audio

• Controlling audio playback


Export to Interactive PDF

• Export to Interactive PDF

• Previewing in Acrobat



• The Transitions panel

• Controlling transitions

• Using the Page Curl transition


Object States Panel

• Creating multi-state objects

• Controlling states

• Animations and multi-state objects


Animations Panel

• Basic animation controls

• Animation presets

• Working with animation paths


Timing Panel

• Controlling the sequence of animations

• Linking and unlinking animations

• Looping and Delays


SWF Export

• SWF export options

• Preview SWF in a browser





Delegates attending a public course should have a good grasp of the fundamentals of InDesign.


For public courses there is a mixed Mac and windows environment. Please state at time of booking which platform you would prefer to work on during training.


Training takes place using the latest version of the software unless otherwise stated. Every effort will be made to accommodate the needs of delegates who have previous versions of the software.




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