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Interactive InDesign Training

the Trainer was relaxed but focused - knew when to push and when to slow down. I learnt loads about InDesign that I wish I'd known years ago, as well as learning about the interactive stuff. It was fun and immensely helpful. the Trainer's unique vocab was fab.

Emily Wilkinson - Oyster Healthcare Communications

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What is Interactive InDesign Training?

Are you aware of the incredible options you have for media-rich PDFs using InDesign? With our 1-day Interactive InDesign training course you will learn how to embed videos, audio, animations, slide-shows and more in your documents.

Interactive InDesign Training

Our Interactive InDesign training course is aimed at people with experience using InDesign so we strongly recommend first attending our Introduction to InDesign course if you're not a confident user.

This is an essential training course for anybody involved in creating PDFs for the web. Use rich media like videos and transitions to give your marketing materials an edge over the competition.

We also run an InDesign eBook course for anyone who wants to create, style and output documents for eReaders.

Course Objectives

After attending our Interactive InDesign Training Course you will be able to:

  • Create media rich documents using InDesign
  • Embed slide shows, video, sound and animation into your InDesign documents
  • Export documents using the correct settings for your desired output

Course Feedback

I really enjoyed this course, it exceeded expectations tenfold. I definitely plan on attending more courses here.

Fae Forrest - Oyster Healthcare Communications

Brilliant course, the Trainer is a great trainer - very passionate. Anyone who wants to learn about Adobe systems should train with her at Silicon Beach!

Emma Hunt - Legal & General Assurance Society

Interactive InDesign Training Course Content

  • An overview of InDesign interactive documents
  • Setting up preferences for documents
  • The InDesign interactive media workspace
  • Customising the workspace
  • Understanding document intent and presets.
  • An overview of what we are going to build
  • Understanding the layers and master page panels
  • Setting up a presentation with layers
  • Creating a navigation system
  • Employing events and actions in the buttons panel
  • Employing the PDF only buttons
  • Using the SWF preview panel
  • Overriding the master pages panel
  • Creating hyperlinks
  • Setting up page transitions
  • Creating slugs areas for presentation notes
  • Exporting documents
  • An overview of what we are going to build
  • Considering alternative navigation systems
  • Understanding the show/hide buttons
  • Creating an alternative navigation system
  • The Object States Panel
  • Creating a slideshow, converting to and placing SWF Files
  • Troubleshooting SWF files in Acrobat for PDF documents
  • Introducing the Media Panel
  • Placing Video Footage
  • Understanding Adobe Media Encoder software
  • Incorporating sound files
  • Creating PDF bookmarks in InDesign
  • An introduction to the animation and timing panel
  • Using animation in an InDesign PDF document
  • Exporting for PDF, Flash or IPad.


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Course Details

  1. Course Title

    Interactive InDesign Training

  2. Duration

    1 Day

  3. Price Starting From

    £1,895.00 + VAT

Upcoming Dates

Onsite Training

This course can be run in-company anywhere in the world & we can tailor the content to focus on your requirements.

We regularly provide training in London, Manchester, Bristol and all over the United Kingdom.

Who is this course for?

This training course is aimed at InDesign users who have been on our 1-day InDesign course (or have equivalent experience) and want to add interactive elements to their documents. Perfect for designers, marketers and anybody tasked with creating PDFs for the web.