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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 4. Animation

While previous versions of InDesign allowed you to create hyperlinks and import video and sound files, the InDesign document itself was static; none of the page content wiggled or barked. While InDesign CS4 introduced the ability to import SWF files and to export to the SWF format, the resulting SWF was still just a container for content that had to be created elsewhere. But InDesign CS5 allows you to do so much more—now, page content itself can be animated. Here’s where the real fun begins!

What Can Be Animated?

Any text frame, graphics frame, or empty frame (or group of frames) can be animated. As you saw in Chapter 3, “Multimedia,” a frame containing an FLV or FV4 video can be animated, but the video inside the frame ...

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