InDesign CS5: Interactivity

InDesign CS5: Interactivity


Total Run Time: 3.6 hrs

InDesign CS5 is a revolutionary tool for building interactive experiences. Total Training for InDesign CS5 Interactivity will help you gain insight into the new interactive features and publishing models available with InDesign CS5. In addition, you will see how designers and developers can collaborate on interactive projects using InDesign and Flash Professional.


  1. Using timeline animation in inDesign
  2. Creating and triggering multi-state objects in InDesign
  3. Controlling audio and video playback in your interactive project
  4. Creating buttons that control other aspects of your project
  5. Collaborating with developers who use Flash Professional

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Now more than ever, creative projects include print and interactive components and this InDesign CS5: Interactivity course will give you the skills you need to include them in your work. Whether new to interactive design or a seasoned pro, you will learn the skills you need to take advantage of interactivity in InDesign.

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Course Outline


  1. Why Choose InDesign?
  2. Expectations for Web Design & PDF
  3. Motion, States & Buttons
  4. Export Methods for Interactive Documents

  1. Setting Up a New Document & Saving a Preset
  2. Differences between Web & Print Documents
  3. Working with Templates
  4. Preparing for Web Documents
Chapter 3: ANIMATIONS (33 min)

  1. Animations Explained
  2. Naming Objects & Layers
  3. The Relationship between Flash®& InDesign
  4. Adding Animation to a Object
  5. Working with Motion Presets
  6. Creating a Motion Path
  7. Adjusting Animation Settings
  8. Animation Event Triggers
Chapter 4: THE PREVIEW PANEL (13 min)

  1. Previewing Motion Content & Selections
  2. Previewing Pages
  3. Previewing the Entire Document
  4. Adjusting the Preview Settings
Chapter 5: BUTTONS (16 min)

  1. Creating Buttons
  2. Using Sample Buttons
  3. Button Event Triggers
  4. Button Actions
  5. Releasing Buttons
Chapter 6: THE TIMING PANEL (10 min)

  1. Timing Hierarchy
  2. Reordering Animations
  3. Linking Events
  4. Adding Delays
Chapter 7: THE MEDIA PANEL (21 min)

  1. Adding & Playing Back a Sound
  2. Triggering Sound
  3. Adding Video
  4. Setting Video Playback Options
  5. Connecting to Streaming Video
Chapter 8: MULTI-STATE OBJECTS (14 min)

  1. Creating Multi-State Objects
  2. Working within States
  3. Applying Animations to States
  4. Triggering State Changes
Chapter 9: HYPERLINKS (23 min)

  1. Creating Hyperlinks
  2. Internal Hyperlinks
  3. External Hyperlinks
  4. Buttons vs. Hyperlinks
Chapter 10: PAGE TRANSITIONS (14 min)

  1. Using Page Transitions
  2. Choosing Page Transitions
  3. Applying Page Transitions Automatically

  1. Creating Bookmarks
  2. Making a Table of Contents Interactive
  3. Adding Buttons for Navigation
  4. Exporting to Interactive PDF
Chapter 12: EXPORTING TO SWF (13 min)

  1. The Benefits of SWF
  2. SWF Export Options
  3. Using an Exported SWF on a Web Page

  1. The Benefits of Flash
  2. FLA Export Options
  3. What to Expect in Flash
  4. Credits

Presenter Info

James LockmanJames Lockman is the owner of James Lockman Consulting, a digital workflow consulting and training company. James holds a degree in physics and applied physics from Yale University, and has years of experience teaching high school and college physics. James joined Working Words & Graphics in 1995 to head its Digital Prepress division. Since then, he has become a technical resource for manufacturers, software vendors, printers, agencies and graphic designers worldwide. His long practical experience with PostScript and PDF workflows, coupled with his teaching skills, make a great fit for training technical subjects.

James is an Adobe Certified Creative Suite Master and Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro Consultant. With customers ranging from large agencies to small boutique newspapers, his expertise in Acrobat and web-based collaboration make them more agile in today’s electronic document workflows. He is a frequent presenter at industry events and online for Adobe Systems. James is also a seasoned instructor. In the early 1990s, he taught physics at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts and at Worcester Academy, Worcester, Massachusetts. He also taught Astronomy and Physics at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, where he studied Physics and Electrical Engineering. On graphics subjects, he is the host of several Total Training series, including Total Training for Acrobat 9 Essentials and InDesign CS4 Essentials, and has more titles in the works. He blogs at

James lives in Maine with his wife and three sons, and enjoys making maple syrup and playing the tuba.