1st Edition

Interactive InDesign CS5
Take your Print Skills to the Web and Beyond

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ISBN 9780240815114
Published December 17, 2010 by Routledge
400 Pages 450 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Print designers make the transition to multimedia by mastering the interactive capabilities of InDesign with this tutorial-based guide to the new CS5 toolset that integrates with the Adobe Flash platform.

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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is an Adobe certified instructor in the Adobe Creative Suite applications and is also an eLearning specialist. As the principal of Mira Images, a Philadelphia-based Adobe Authorized Training Center and consultancy (www.miraimages.com), she has inspired reckless pursuit of all things Adobe in countless students since the dawn of the new millennium. Routinely using the full complement of CS applications in her freelance work, Mira has abundant practical experience in deploying the interactive capabilities of the suite as well as a strong foundation in animation and coding. Gifted with an ability to make even the most complex concepts understandable, she places a great emphasis on real-world skills, best practices and productivity tools.


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