Interactive InDesign CS5

Interactive InDesign CS5 book coverISBN: 9780240815114

Publication Date: 12/31/ 2010

Format: Book – Paperback

Pages: 400

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The release of InDesign CS5 was nothing short of revolutionary, merging the worlds of print and interactive design, all in the same interface. In addition to its stellar layout capabilities, InDesign CS5 made it possible to create interactive buttons, animate almost anything, add video and audio, and output to Interactive PDF and SWF.

INTERACTIVE INDESIGN CS5: Take Your Print Skills to the Web and Beyond walks you through the transition from print to “printeractive”. This tutorial-based guide to the InDesign CS5 toolset gives you a hands-on understanding of how to create interactive PDFs and Flash (SWF) movies directly in InDesign. After an introduction to the essential concepts and considerations behind interactive design, you’ll learn how to extend your print skills with step-by-step instructions and real-world exercises that quickly get you working confidently with:

  • Buttons and navigation
  • Multistate objects
  • Animation
  • Video and Audio

Along the way, you’ll explore the rich graphical and drawing capabilities of InDesign. You’ll learn to maximize your efficiency with styles, library items, snippets, presets, and more; and gather a host of power-user tips that will take both your print and interactive work to a whole new level. Master the idiosyncrasies of the alternative output options and techniques to optimize files for export to SWF, Flash Professional, and Acrobat.

Interactive InDesign CS5 also contains:

  • 450+ lavish illustrations to engage the reader
  • Step-by-step instruction and practical exercises
  • Power-user tips, productivity tools and techniques peppered throughout
  • An entire section 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
  • A Type and Layout section making this an indispensable guide to the print-to-interactive workflow

The book provides hands-on, step-by-step exercises to help you solidify your skills. You can download them using the links below. Enjoy!