1st Edition

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

By Mira Rubin Copyright 2011
    398 Pages 450 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    398 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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



    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