Creating Pro and Enterprise Publications with InDesign Digital Publishing Suite

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™