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Creating Pro and Enterprise Publications with InDesign Digital Publishing Suite

Author: Pariah Burke
Publisher: Train Simple
Length: 5 Hours
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This course is for using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite pre-2015 with InDesign CS6 or InDesign CC 2014 or earlier.

For Adobe Digital Publishing Solution (aka DPS 2015) for use with InDesign CC see the following courses by Pariah Burke.

Course Description

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, based in InDesign CC (2014 and earlier), CS6, and CS5, is an exciting, powerful technology for professional and enterprise publishers. Acclaimed digital publishing guru Pariah Burke will walk you and your team step-by-step through the creation and configuration of folios and articles, adding articles created by outside agencies, sharing and proofing in-progress publications, converting print publications to DPS folios, adding alternate layouts and orientations, and preparing folios for publication. Along the way you will learn to create and fine-tune all the interactive overlay features and includable media inherent in app-based DPS publications. By the end of this course, you will be ready to create even the most complex and feature-rich digital magazine, e-catalog, or other interactive DPS publication.

Course Contents

Introducing Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

Examples of DPS Folios
Single Edition and Multi-Folio Apps

Planning and Starting a Publication

  • Choosing a Page Size
  • Picking a Scrolling Method
  • Selecting Type Size
  • Logging Into the Folio Builder Panel
  • Creating a Folio
  • Setting the Folio Version
  • Adding a Cover Image

Adding Articles

  • Understanding the Structure of Folios
  • Creating an Article
  • Setting Article Properties
  • Incorporating a Pre-Built Article
  • Adding Multiple Articles
  • Importing HTML Articles

Proofing and Sharing Publications

  • Uploading Offline Folios
  • Updating Articles to the Cloud
  • Proofing Articles on Your Computer
  • Live-Proofing Articles from Mac to iPad
  • Proofing Folios on Mobile Devices
  • Managing Folios on Mobile Devices
  • Sharing and Unsharing Folios with Your Team

Converting from Print and Other Layouts

  • Removing Bleeds
  • Deciding on Orientations
  • 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
  • Using the Re-Center 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
  • Making Telephone and Texting Hyperlinks
  • Linking to Apps and Books
  • Converting Print-Edition URLs to Hyperlinks
  • Learning Button Basics
  • Changing Button Appearances
  • Creating Cross-Rerences and Internal Links

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
  • Attaching Files
  • Linking to Attached Files

Getting Interactive

  • Panning and Zooming
  • Creating 3D Panoramas and Spaces
  • Scrolling Text
  • Scrolling More than Text
  • Building Pull-Tabs and Drag-In Content
  • Creating a Slideshow

Designing Advanced Content Areas

  • Understanding Multistate Objects (MSOs)
  • Controlling an Image Gallery with Thumbnails
  • Nesting Interactivity Inside MSOs
  • Building a Video Slideshow
  • Adding Objects to MSO States
  • Using Multiple Objects in MSOs
  • Masking and Overlaying Video
  • Creating Initially Hidden MSOs
  • Designing Popups
  • Using a Full-Page Hide Button

Finalizing the Folio

  • Reviewing Folio and Article Properties
  • Embedding Fonts
  • Accessing Your DPS Dashboard
  • Thinking of Insertion Rates