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InDesign Interactive 1 Day | 7 hours | $449 PLUS TAX

The movement towards interactive documents and effective presentations is exploding. It is not hard to see why; interactive documents engage readers by being way more user-friendly and content rich. Designers love InDesign because its interactive features allow them to create stunning presentations so easily. Interactive documents can take many forms: multi-layer annual reports, sensational slide presentations, animated style guides, interactive mood boards, and more. You’ll learn how to add movies, sound clips, interactive buttons, hyperlinks and bookmarks to InDesign documents. Prerequisite: InDesign Essentials course or equivalent experience. 


  • » sample interactive documents
  • » digital publishing ideas and trends

Getting Started

  • » preparing your workspace
  • » understanding document intent
  • » creating an rgb colour palette
  • » creating a font palette
  • » design basics

Types of interactive document

  • » PDF presentations
  • » SWF presentations
  • » epub books
  • » fixed layout epubs

Working with interactive objects

  • » buttons
  • » form objects
  • » multistate objects
  • » animation

Multimedia tools

  • » understanding meda formats
  • » the media panel
  • » embedding video and sound
  • » the animation panel
  • » the timing panel

Tools for adapting layouts

  • » liquid layout
  • » anchored objects
  • » alternate layouts
  • » primary text frames
  • » linking page items
  • » text style mapping

Creating interactive features

  • » creating navigation buttons
  • » creating bookmarks
  • » adding url hyperlinks
  • » page transitions
  • » rollover effects
  • » adding a button to enter full screen mode
  • » using effects and transparency
  • » creating a reflection effect
  • » placing multiple files as a grid of images
  • » assigning actions to the navigation buttons
  • » creating a button to show / hide objects

Saving and exporting

  • » finishing touches
  • » exporting to PDF and Flash

Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. This outline is intended as a guide to provide structure for the workshop. Don’t be afraid to ask questions outside the box; our instructors are experts in the use of InDesign at all levels and are prepared to answer your questions on the fly.

Custom Training. We love it when clients ask for custom training. Whether your team wants to combine certain topics from various courses or needs us to create a completely customized solution using your data, this is something we do really well. (Available for groups of three or more.)

  • Runs on request for 2 or more