Interactive InDesign CS5

1st Edition

Take your Print Skills to the Web and Beyond

Print ISBN: 9780240815114
Imprint: Focal Press
Published Date: 17th December 2010
Page Count: 400


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From creating interactive PDFs to full-fledged Flash sites, the expanded capabilities of InDesign now make it possible to design projects that go beyond print, into the world of Web and interactive. Designing for Interactivity with InDesign CS5 is the first book of its kind, expressly devoted to the interactive capabilities of InDesign CS5 and their use in creating documents destined for output to interactive PDF and Flash SWF.

Both a reference book, with sections broken out by topic, and a training guide, with real-world exercises and/or projects provided for each chapter, the book includes exercise files available for download on an associated Web site. It goes beyond simply teaching the function of InDesign to familiarize readers with the basics of Web and interactive design, audio and video compression and conversion, and the fundamentals of animation. Power-user tips are peppered throughout as are productivity tools and techniques. An entire section is dedicated to best practices for successful output to interactive PDF, Flash SWF and Flash Professional, with how-to's for using Acrobat and Flash Professional to extend the InDesign-generated files. There's even a section on Type and Layout making this a soup-to-nuts guide on the InDesign-to-interactive workflow.

Key Features

Full-color illustrations, step-by-step instruction, and real-world exercises deliver hands-on training
Includes essential design principles for interactive media as well as practical InDesign techniques for execution
*Tutorial media is provided on the companion Web site


Graphics designers, desktop publishing designers, presentation designers, and novice interactive designers.

Table of Contents

Part One: Interactive InDesign!
Chapter 1: Showcase
Chapter 2: Designing for Interactivity
Chapter 3: The Interactive Interface

Part Two: Buttons
Chapter 4: About Buttons
Chapter 5: Simple Image-based Buttons
Chapter 6: Multi-object Buttons
Chapter 7: Button Variations

Part Three: Animation
Chapter 8: Introducing: Animation in InDesign!
Chapter 9: Getting Fancy with Animation
Chapter 10: Multi-state Objects
Chapter 11: Banner Ads
Chapter 12: Page Transitions

Part Four: Working with Media In Indesign
Chapter 13: Abode Media Encoder
Chapter 14: Adding Media in InDesign

Part Five: Bookmarks, Hyperlinks, and Cross-references
Chapter 15: Bookmarks
Chapter 16: Hyperlinks and Cross-references

Part Six: Layout
Chapter 17: Working with Text
Chapter 18: Multi-page Document Layout
Chapter 19: Shapes and Color

Part Seven: Output: Processes, Pitfalls, and Performance
Chapter 20: Output
Chapter 21: Preparing for Output



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Written in a simple, concise style, this book is for any InDesign user who wants to push the envelope on delivery without having to learn new applications.—Katherine Houghton, Adobe Certified Instructor, Amediamark 

 Prior to reading this book generating visually rich interactive documents was a painful and multi-application process, now with CS5 and this excellent primer, creating these documents is as easy as opening up InDesign. —Saul Rosenbaum, Visual Chutzpah

 … enabled me to break through into web design more easily than imagined....provided career-transforming training and techniques by allowing a greater understanding and ability to create and implement effective web-based designs.—Lisa Adamaitis, president, Vaal Design