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Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

Prerequisites: Success in this course depends on students having this knowledge before beginning this class.

This course is intended for those who have a functioning knowledge of using Adobe InDesign in publication workflows. If your team is new to InDesign please let us know in advance. We can then expand the course to include 2 days of publication-targeted, hands-on, customized InDesign training.
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In Tracks:

This course is part of the following workflow-oriented and product- or technology-oriented learning tracks: Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, ePublishing & Digital Publishing, InDesign, Tablet Publishing, Writing & Editorial

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Pariah is one of the most knowledgeable design professionals I know. He never hesitates to answer your toughest creative and application questions. He is truly an expert in his field.

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This com­plete and com­plete­ly hands-on train­ing course will take your pub­lish­ing team hands-on with dig­i­tal pub­li­ca­tion cre­ation from Adobe InDesign and the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. You will learn to incor­po­rate dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing into your exist­ing print pub­lish­ing work­flow, and to deploy and track the adop­tion of your dig­i­tal pub­li­ca­tions on iPad, iPad 2, and oth­er tablet devices. The course will be cus­tomized direct­ly and pre­cise­ly to your needs, your pub­li­ca­tions, and use your own files and pub­li­ca­tions to max­i­mize learn­ing and work­flow effi­cien­cy to reach your dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing goals.

What You Will Learn

  • What is a “dig­i­tal pub­li­ca­tion” or “rich media e-publication” and how can it ben­e­fit your pub­li­ca­tion.
  • Converting print pub­li­ca­tions to dig­i­tal pub­li­ca­tions.
  • Creating orig­i­nal dig­i­tal pub­li­ca­tions in InDesign.
  • Preparing imagery, audio, video, and 3-D con­tent for dig­i­tal pub­li­ca­tions.
  • Placing and con­trol­ling the pre­sen­ta­tion of imagery, audio, video, and 3-D con­tent in InDesign.
  • Creating inter­ac­tive page ele­ments such as pho­to gal­leries, slideshows, scrol­lable text frames, and multi-state objects.
  • Proofing dig­i­tal pub­li­ca­tions live on iPad and tablets.
  • Assembling and pub­lish­ing dig­i­tal pub­li­ca­tions with Adobe Content Bundler.
  • Getting dig­i­tal pub­li­ca­tions into the App Store.
  • Selling and man­ag­ing in-app pur­chas­es and sub­scrip­tions.
  • Tracking and ana­lyz­ing dig­i­tal pub­li­ca­tion ana­lyt­ics with Adobe/Omniture Site Catalyst.

Lesson Outline

The fol­low­ing is a list of pos­si­ble top­ics for you to use as a guide. Your course will be ful­ly cus­tomized to your unique goals, work­flow, and learn­ing pace. Because every course we teach is ful­ly cus­tomized to each group, the fol­low­ing list of top­ics to be learned should be con­sid­ered a guide­line, one that will be expand­ed or altered as required to fit your needs.

Rich Media Publication Foundations

  • Layout require­ments
  • Pages sizes
  • Repurposing print pub­li­ca­tions to dig­i­tal pub­li­ca­tions
  • Content man­age­ment con­sid­er­sa­tions unique to iPad/tablet pub­lish­ing
  • Master page best prac­tices
  • Paragraph and char­ac­ter style best prac­tices

Basic Interactivity

  • Internal and exter­nal hyper­links
  • Creating head­ers and foot­ers
  • Using page num­bers
  • Building a user-friendly page-level nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem
  • Employing text vari­ables
  • Creating hot-linked tables of con­tents, index­es, and cov­er­lines

Adding Audio, Video, and Animation

  • Supported for­mats
  • Preparing audio and video
  • Embedding and siz­ing mul­ti­me­dia con­tent
  • Advanced mul­ti­me­dia con­trols

Advanced Interactivity

  • Creating rollover image gal­leries and slideshows
  • Creating video gal­leries
  • Creating scrol­lable text areas
  • Replacing text con­tent with but­tons
  • Embedding reader-rotatable 3D con­tent
  • Adding server-driven dynam­ic con­tent

Publishing and Imposition

  • Building the two sep­a­rate lay­outs required for max­i­mum read­er expe­ri­ence
  • Combining page ver­sions into a sin­gle pub­li­ca­tion
  • Finalizing pub­li­ca­tions in Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
  • Proofing pub­li­ca­tions in Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
  • Deploying pub­li­ca­tions to the App Store

Managing Publications

  • Introduction to Adobe Digital Publishing Suite’s inte­grat­ed Omniture Site Analytics
  • Tracking and man­ag­ing sub­scribers
  • Publishing updates and cor­rec­tions to dig­i­tal pub­li­ca­tions
  • Using Adobe’s sys­tem to pub­lish peri­od­i­cal issues
  • In-app sub­scrip­tion sales