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Adobe InDesign CC Digital Classroom by Christopher Smith, AGI Creative Team

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Lesson 11: Getting Started with Digital Documents

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The term “Digital Document” can take on any number of different meanings. As technology changes and evolves and publishing embraces different mediums, you will create a variety of Digital Documents for different purposes. InDesign has become the hub for creating these digital documents.

What you’ll learn in this lesson:

  • Importing multimedia content
  • Creating hyperlinks
  • Creating a multi-state object
  • Creating buttons
  • Creating page transitions and animations
  • Creating interactive PDFs and SWF files
  • Creating Liquid and Alternate Layouts
  • Using the Content tools
  • Creating PDF forms

Starting up

Before starting, make sure that your tools and panels are consistent by resetting your workspace. See “Resetting the InDesign workspace and preferences” in the Starting up section of this book.

You will work with several files from the id11lessons folder in this lesson. Make sure that you have copied the idlessons folder onto your hard drive from www.digitalclassroombooks.com/epub/indesigncc. See “Loading lesson files” in the Starting up section of this book. This lesson may be easier to follow if the id11lessons folder is on your desktop.

In this lesson, you will create a multimedia brochure promoting a blueberry farm. You will add video, multi-state objects, and buttons that can be used when exported to various file formats.

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