Creating Pro and Enterprise Publications with InDesign Digital Publishing Suite

New Version Available

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

Pariah Burke

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