InDesign Interactivity Course

Learn how to prepare your InDesign documents to include rich media elements, such as sound, video content and animated graphics. Also learn to add interactive components such as hyperlinks, user-triggered buttons and movie panels to create animations and interactive presentations.

It is essential that students have at least 1 to 2 years experience with InDesign or have completed the 2 day Adobe InDesign Essentials course.

Our instructors are Adobe Certified, industry experienced and passionate about training! Our training highlights the features and updates in the latest version of the software - InDesign CC 2018 (Creative Cloud).

  • Training Modules (Overview only)

    • Setup for Interactivity & Animation
    • Interactive PDFs options
    • Flash SWF options
    • Audio & Video
    • Animations
  • What You Get

    • Adobe Digital Publishing eBook
    • Class exercises relevant to industry
    • AATC Adobe Authorised Certificate
    • Choice of Mac or PC
    • After Course Support
    • Free Course Resit
    • Small Classes (average 4 to 6)
    • Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CC

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Price:540 +GST
1 Day | 9am–4:30pm

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Course Outline

Setup for Interactivity & Animation

  • Interactive PDF workspaces
  • Supported file formats: PDF, SWF, XHTML and ePub, SWFs
  • Choosing the interactive solution you need
  • Best Preferences for Interactivity
  • Colour: CMYK vs RGB

Interactive PDFs options

  • Creating Hyperlinks
  • Converting URLs to Hyperlinks
  • Generating Bookmarks
  • Creating Buttons
  • Assigning behaviours using the Buttons Panel
  • Events and Actions
  • Creating Show / Hide buttons
  • Using Sound & Video
  • Controlling View and Zoom behaviour
  • Buttons: Rollovers and States
  • Adding a button to enter Full Screen mode
  • Animation in your PDF: discussing practices and limitations
  • Adding Page Transitions
  • Preview Panel
  • Presentation Mode
  • Interactive PDF Export

Flash SWF options

  • Using multi-state objects
  • Linking buttons to multi-state objects
  • Hotspots and creating Tool tips
  • SWF Export Options
  • Using effective page transitions

Audio & Video

  • Importing sounds and movies
  • Linking to web videos
  • Discussing movie options
  • Sound Options
  • Limitations with audio and video


  • Motion Presets
  • Using the Animation Panel
  • Create custom animations
  • Edit Motion Paths
  • Animation Buttons
  • Creating complex animations
  • The Timing Panel