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Adobe DPS 2015: Creating DPS Content with InDesign

Author: Pariah Burke
Publisher: Train Simple
Length: 3.5 Hours
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Learn how to use Adobe Digital Publishing Solution (Adobe DPS 2015 / Adobe DPS 2016) to create dynamic and interactive digital magazines, e-catalogs, and interactive elearning experiences. You’ll first learn about the all new Digital Publishing Solution (Adobe DPS 2015 / Adobe DPS 2016). Then you will delve into using the Adobe DPS Overlay Creator within InDesign to build your publication out rich, reader-engaging interactivity.

We’ll start slow by adding hyperlinks–hyperlinks to websites, to other pages, to start an email, to dial the phone, and to start text messaging.

Then we’ll move into working with buttons, and then we’ll step into the world of motion and sound–adding audio and video, building your own audio player, and using streaming video from the Web.

From there it’s into building animations and adding them into DPS folios for overt and subtle motion and action.

Next we’ll get into adding external content–live Web content–such as fully interactive Google and Bing maps, calendar and booking widgets, OpenTable widgets, and pretty much any widget you can find online.

You can even attach files such as PDFs, and Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and Apple Pages and Numbers Keynote documents, and other file formats and have them display inside the app.

Then we’ll get into panning and zooming images, making a place for images too large to fit in the allotted space. Enabling readers to view and interact with those images without shrinking them down.

We’ll put more text on the page that will fit by using scrolling frames. After text, we’ll add images and other objects into scrolling frames to create some truly interesting interactivities such as pull tabs and slide in panel–[excited] content that pulls off from the side of the page.

Then we’ll build slideshows, image galleries, then video galleries, then image galleries that are controlled by thumbnails.

From there we’ll get into working with Multi-State Objects, or MSOs for short. Those are the true power of interactivity built in InDesign. With MSOs you can build popups, you can have content that is initially hidden but appears later, and you can build complex content areas where interactivity is embedded in content-replacement areas where one one piece or group content–text, image, video, animation, or all of them–replace or overwrite other pieces of content.

Adobe Digital Publishing Solution, based in InDesign, is an exciting, powerful technology for professional and enterprise publishers. By the end of this course, you will be ready to create even the most complex and feature-rich digital magazine, e-catalog, or interactive elearning experience.

Course Contents

Introducing Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

  • Introduction
  • Examples of DPS Folios
  • Single Edition and Multi-Folio Apps

Converting to the New DPS

  • Understanding the New DPS
  • Exporting to Article Format
  • Adding the Article to a Project

Previewing and Proofing Content

  • Recognizing Previewing Options
  • Previewing by Publishing to Preflight
  • Previewing on the Desktop (Sort Of)
  • Installing Previous InDesign Versions
  • Previewing on the Desktop (Really)
  • Roundtripping Between InDesign Versions
  • Previewing from Mac to iOS

Planning and Starting a Publication

  • Choosing a Page Size
  • Picking a Scrolling Method
  • Selecting Type Size

Converting from Print and Other Layouts

  • Using Alternate Layouts
  • Exploiting the Advantages of Alternate Layouts
  • Synchronizing Text Across Layouts

Adapting Page Contents with Liquid Layout

  • Understanding What Liquid Layout Can Do
  • Using the Based-On Master Liquid Rule
  • Using the Scale Liquid Rule
  • Getting to Know Liquid Guides
  • Doing More with Liquid Guides
  • Automatically Adding and Removing Text Columns
  • Using the Object-Based Liquid Rule
  • Doing the Heavy Lifting Automatically

Navigating with Links and Buttons

  • Adding Basic Hyperlinks
  • Linking to Apps and Books
  • Converting Print-Edition URLs to Hyperlinks
  • Learning Button Basics
  • Changing Button Appearances

Adding Motion and Sound

  • Choosing Multimedia Formats
  • Converting Audio and Video
  • Adding Audio
  • Building an Audio Player
  • Including Video
  • Using Video for the Folio Cover
  • Streaming Web-Hosted Video
  • Rotating 3D Objects 360 Degrees
  • Adding Animation
  • Converting Video to an Image Sequence

Incorporating External Content

  • Adding Live Web Content in a Page
  • Using Live Web Content As a Page
  • Quick Tip: Pasting into InDesign
  • Embedding Interactive Google and Bing Maps
  • Adding HTML and JavaScript Widgets