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InDesign CS5: Interactive Documents and Presentations

Course Summary

Shows how to use InDesign to add animation and interactivity to digital documents.       

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    Course Syllabus

       Using the exercise files
    1. Trends in Digital Design
       Interactive documents: Born Magazine
       Annual report case study: Unitus
       Digital books: iBooks, ePub
       Digital newspapers: Times Reader
       Digital magazines: Wired, iGIZMO, The New Yorker
    2. Setting Up InDesign for Designing Digital Documents
       Setting preferences for interactive documents
       Customizing the workspace
       Understanding intent and presets
       Working with images
       Installing scripts
    3. Presentation File Format Options and Tips
       Comparing PDF and SWF presentations
       Presenting from InDesign: Presentation mode
       Presenting a SWF
       Presenting a PDF
       Creative tip: Practice your presentation
    4. Creating a Simple PDF or SWF Slide Presentation
       What we're going to build
       Previewing your layout with the Preview panel
       Creative tip: KISS (Keep It Super Simple)
       Setting up a presentation with layers
       Creating a navigation system
       Creating a title and content slides
       Overriding master page items
       Setting page transitions
       Creating hyperlinks
       Using the slug for notes
    5. Adding Advanced PDF Presentation Options
       Adding a Full Screen button with a tool tip
       Creating PDF bookmarks in InDesign
       Using a button to go to a specific page in a PDF
       Using animation inside a PDF presentation
       Exporting your presentation to interactive PDF
       Creating a PDF Portfolio presentation
    6. Building the Presentation as a Complex SWF File
       Exploring the Animating Encyclopedia Script
       Using the Animation panel
       Animating a list
       Designing an alternate navigation
       Creating a multistate object
       Creating a page number indicator
       Animating an opening page
       Using Page Turn vs. Page Curls
       Exporting your presentation to SWF
       Watching out for transitions with animations
    7. Creating an Interactive Microsite
       What we're going to build
       Creative tip: Breaking down a complex animation
       Taming the Timing panel
       Animating on a motion path
       Creating a sound hot spot
       Creating a slideshow with a multistate object
       Creating a loaded button
       Creating an interactive map
       Creative tip: Have fun!
    8. Creating an interactive Mood Board
       What we're going to build
       Creating the opening transition
       Creating a logo slideshow
       Animating the color palette
       Combining multistate objects and buttons
    9. Creating an Interactive Catalog
       What we're going to build
       Building an interactive table of contents
       Building a navigation system
       Creating PDF-only buttons
       Using a SWF slideshow in a PDF
       Placing a video and using the Media panel
       Setting navigation points
       Placing a video from a URL
       Creating URLs from hyperlinks
    10. Converting from InDesign to Flash Professional
       Preparing your layout for Export
       Handing off your InDesign layout to Flash
       Opening the FLA file in Flash CS5 Professional
       Adding a stop command and testing the movie
       Fixing the buttons
       Importing a video into Flash
       Editing the animations
       Publishing a SWF
    11. Production Tips for Going from InDesign to Flash
       Avoiding legacy media
       Converting a video into FLV with Adobe Media Encoder
       Using the JPG Pass-Through filter
       Avoiding compatibility issues
       Slimming down your FLA
       Sharing motion presets
       Testing hyperlinks in a SWF
       Further Recommendations

Course Fee:
USD 25

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4 - 5 hours / week

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