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Fearless Flash: Use Adobe InDesign CS5 and the Tools You Already Know to Create Engaging Web Documents by Claudia McCue

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Chapter 3. Multimedia

First, a little background on multimedia content in Adobe InDesign.

We’ve been able to place video and audio in InDesign since CS2, when we were thrilled to be able to export to interactive PDF. However, the PDF format had one limitation: Before Adobe Acrobat 9, the viewer had to have an appropriate multimedia interpreter on their system, external to Acrobat. So, for example, if a viewer attempted to play a QuickTime movie embedded in a PDF without the QuickTime viewer installed on their computer, they were out of luck. All they saw was an error message. Acrobat 9 and Adobe Reader 9 rectified this shortfall by including the ability to view video without needing an external player.

In InDesign CS4, we were given the option ...

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