Hey Guys, well instead of entering the tutorial one-by-one, head down to this URL: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/digitalpubsuite/home/index.html and get a full view as to how you can work on the various Interactive media on your publications.
For today’s entry, lets talk more about inserting Hyperlinks & Buttons on a Digital Publication.You can either use a hyperlink or button to jump to websites, to link to other articles or pages, or to send emails. Basically, the capabilities of these 2 are the same but if you’re creating a text link, use the hyperlink while if you want the object’s appearance to change when it’s tapped or to jump to a different state in a slideshow, use a button.
Here’s a step by step guide as to how you can insert a hyperlink into your digital publication:
- Create the hyperlink object
Select a text frame, a graphic, or text within a frame
2. Specify the hyperlink type
From the Link To menu, choose either URL, Email, or Page.
3. Specify the Destination settings
For URL, use http:// (for websites), navto// (for linking to other articles), or itms// (for linking to apps in the App Store)
For Email, specify the address and subject line.
4. Change Overlay Creator panel settings
Use the Overlay Creator panel to change settings. Select “View in Context” if you want the website to open in an in-app.browser. Deselect this option to exit the Viewer and open an
external browser. Deselect this option for email and itms links.
I’ll update on the rest of the interactive contents tutorial shortly after I’ve return to Singapore. In the meantime, enjoy and drop me a comment/mail if you need further information about it.
Before you even start creating your first Digital Publication, you’ve got to understand what’s going on in InDesign CS5.5 and most importantly how the Interactive Overlays work. Here is a quick introduction to the Interactive Overlays.
CREATING AN INTERACTIVE OVERLAY
- It’s important to recognize that not all interactive InDesign features work with the Digital Publishing Suite.
- Use the Overlay Creator panel to create and format these overlays.
- When you build the files, interactive elements appear on top of the non-interactive page items, regardless of z-order. That’s why interactive objects are called “overlays”.
SUPPORTED INTERACTIVE FEATURES
- Multi State Objects
Use MSOs to create slideshows.
URL, Email, Page, and Navto hyperlinks.
Only the On Release event with one action is supported.
Placed MP3 files play. You cannot loop or stream at this point of time.
Supported video files play. You cannot loop or stream video at this time.
- Additional Interactive Overlays
Web views, 360 viewers, pan & zoom images, panaromas, and scrollable frame
UNSUPPORTED INTERACTIVE FEATURES
Animated objects are flattened when built.
- Certain Hyperlinks
Text Anchor & Shared Destination
- Certain Button Actions
Go To Next/Previous Page, Show/Hide Buttons, Sound & Video button actions are not supported.
- Other Features Not Supported
Bookmarks, cross-references, and page transitions.