InDesign CC: Level 2 – Interactive PDFs

Build on the basics and learn about the interactive features of InDesign desktop publishing and typesetting software application.

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InDesign CC: Level 2 – Interactive PDFs

Build on the basics and learn about the interactive features of InDesign desktop publishing and typesetting software application.

What you’ll be able to do — competencies

  • Set up your interactive PDF 
  • Use links and bookmarks 
  • Add buttons 
  • Create interactive forms 
  • Export to use in Acrobat 

Course description

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This course builds on the skills learned in the InDesign CC: Level 1 class. Adobe InDesign desktop publishing and typesetting software application is commonly used to create PDFs for print and electronic interaction. In this course we will explore the interactive features. You’ll learn how to add buttons, bookmarks, URLs and text fields to take your PDFs to the next level of today’s digital landscape. 

Pre-requisites

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  • InDesign CC: Level 1 or equivalent knowledge 
  • Students should also have a familiarity with computer’s operating system, and file and folder management 

Syllabus

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Introduction  

  • Instructor and students  
  • Review syllabus (objectives and prerequisites)  
  • What is an interactive PDF?  

Essentials  

  • Choosing correct workspace  
  • New interactive document  
  • Preview  
  • Export  

Links and Bookmarks  

  • Create links to URLs and email  
  • Add page and anchor links  
  • Create bookmarks 
  • Buttons  
  • Adding buttons  
  • Defining rollover states  

Interactive Forms  

  • Create text and list fields  
  • Make check boxes and radio buttons  
  • Add print, submit and signature buttons 

Next available start dates

We aren’t currently offering this course, but plan to in the future. In the meantime keep checking for updates, and browse our course catalog for more classes.

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