Adobe DPS 2015: Creating DPS Content with InDesign

Adobe DPS 2015: Creating DPS Content with InDesign

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

Pariah Burke

Author, consultant, trainer, guru: Digital Publishing, ePub, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark. Empowering, Informing, Connecting Creative Professionals™