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InDesign CC: Publish Online

Author: Pariah Burke
Publisher: Pluralsight
Length: 45 Minutes
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Publish Online is a distribution medium for InDesign documents of all types, for many purposes. It operates from within InDesign but with a web component that makes your chosen documents viewable by anyone in the world with a web browser and desktop or mobile Internet connection.

Many designers use Publish Online as a means of sending proofs, sketches, and iterations of documents to clients for review and approval, without the mutual frustrations of walking non-tech-savvy clients through opening PDF or EPUB proofs in the correct application.

Publishers and designers also use Publish Online as a distribution channel for final publications, publications that can be viewed by an invited group or the entire world.

Publish Online documents can be viewed online using Adobe’s minimal, distraction-free viewer, or embedded in any website, blog, or digital portfolio.

In this 45-minute course, I’m going to show you all of that and how easy and fast it is to publish any InDesign document online.

Course Contents


  • Introduction
  • What Is Publish Online?
  • Examples of Publish Online Documents

Designing for Publish Online

  • Starting a New Document
  • Converting a Print Publication
  • Using Interactivity
  • Adding an Animation

Publishing Online

  • Exporting to Publish Online
  • Publishing Online While Exporting to Other Media
  • Viewing on a Computer
  • Viewing on Mobile
  • Sharing Online
  • Using Your Dashboard

Publishing Beyond Publish Online

  • Embedding into a Website
  • Using a Cleaner Embedded Document
  • Incorporating a Downloadable PDF
  • Creating a Custom PDF Preset