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Adobe InDesign: ePub and Interactive PDFs

Have you ever wanted to create publications that are more accessible, cheaper to produce and that engage with an audience that you might never have reached with a traditional print project? With the advent of the ePUB format growing in popularity thanks to companies like Amazon, and a proliferation of tablets such as the Kindle and iPad you can. You can use the same tools and features that you know and love right within InDesign. Fixed layout ePUB (FXL caters for authors of cookery books, technical manuals and brochures with fixed layout ePUB that incorporates a harmonious integration of image and type page layouts.

Who should attend

Anyone working in or aspiring to work the field of digital publishing, be it small internal circulations, or as part of a large publishing team. If you are a self-taught or experienced InDesign user, expand your knowledge and utilise ePublishing features that can save you valuable time and money. Delegates should have participated in our introduction course, or have equivalent knowledge before booking on this course.

What you'll learn

Intuitive and efficient workflows for creating and managing long documents • Adapt the tools and features of InDesign to create ebooks • Learn best practice techniques for authoring to ePUB • Discover how to export publications and review distribution options • Format images and typography for accurate reproduction on screen and tablet devices • Create an auto generated table of contents • Manage chapter, page and section numbering • Add interactive media such as audio, animations, video and slide shows.

An Introduction to ePUB and Interactive PDF’s

Take a look at the different formats available for digital publications. From static screen PDFs to fully immersive books with video and audio.

  • Hands on look at a completed iBooks and PDF projects
  • Software and hardware solutions
  • ePub version 2 and 3
  • Print and Interactive PDFs

Creating an FXL ePub project

Learn techniques for effectively managing  InDesign interactive documents. The workspace tools you use and the types of assets you can use in your projects. Build navigational controls and structure that can be easily updated and turned into PDF hyperlinks.

  • An ePUB workflow
  • Define an ePUB workspace
  • Installing scripts
  • Converting from a print intended file to ibooks
  • Create a TOC
  • Adding metadata

Optimizing content ready for FXL ePub

InDesign has evolved greatly in recent years to accommodate digital publishing projects. Learn how to structure your files, fonts and images.

  • Cleaning up copy
  • Scripting the clean-up of text
  • Typekit fonts
  • Alt-tagging images
  • Image resolution
  • Create cover artwork

Interactive content

From web and email hyperlinks to video play skin controllers. You will learn how to manage video and audio files within your page layout, create interactive maps and slideshows as well as animate InDesign objects and text.

  • Create links to content on the web, other document pages and email clients.
  • Create buttons
  • Create roll-over states
  • Create page, text anchors with zoom specifications
  • Add actions
  • Placing video and audio files
  • Working with the Media Panel
  • Create video play and pause buttons
  • Adding preset animations
  • The Timeline Panel
  • Adjusting animation timings
  • Define animation order of objects
  • Create a show/hide caption
  • Create slideshows and multi-state objects

Introduction to Interactivity and PDF forms

Export to both PDF and ePub FXL with the appropriate image quality settings and interactive content, reviewing which features are supported.

  • Overview of PDF forms
  • General export options
  • Text and CSS options
  • Image conversion
  • Metadata
  • Previewing and testing your publication on-screen and iPad

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at a glance

Adobe InDesign: ePub and Interactive PDFs

Duration: 1 day

This course is ideal for beginners who need to learn the key skills of vector editing, or for those who need to brush up on their skills and shake bad habits.

£250 One-2-One (self-funding)

£300 One-2-One

£375 per day x2 delegates

£450 per day x3 delegates

£525 per day x4 delegates

We are open from 09.00 for light refreshments. Class times are between 09.30—16.00.

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How our courses are priced

One-2-One training

£250 per day (self funding)*

One-2-One training

£300 per day (businesses)

Bespoke group training

£300.00 per day x1 delegate

£375.00 per day x2 delegates

£450.00 per day x3 delegates

£525.00 per day x4 delegates

£600.00 per day x5 delegates

£675.00 per day x6 delegates

£750.00 per day x7 delegates

£825.00 per day x8 delegates

Special offers

£1000.00 for 2 days training  x4 delegates.

£50 off your second days One-2-One training.

*Self-funding is defined as an individual who pays for their training privately for their own personal gain.

Training studio address

Creative Frontiers

The Grange,

Church Street,

Dronfield, S18 1QB

Telephone 01246 418 730

About

Creative Frontiers is run by Gary Bradley, an Adobe Certified Instructor and an award winning graphic designer based in Derbyshire, England.

01246 4118730

Adobe InDesign: Introduction

Adobe InDesign provides precise control over typography and built-in creative tools for designing, pre-flighting, and publishing documents for print, online, or to mobile devices. Include interactivity, animation, video, and sound in page layouts to fully engage readers. InDesign's ability to dovetail with the rest of the creative suite product range offers users unrivalled editing and publishing power. InDesign is a feature rich application, possessing a streamlined interface, and logical methodologies. As well as all of the functionality required by established professionals

Who should attend

Anyone working in or aspiring to work the field of digital publishing. If you are responsible for creating and managing material such as business cards, letterheads, company brochures or books, the core skills covered in this course will provide an excellent foundation to build your skills and confidence from. No previous knowledge of Adobe InDesign is required.

What you'll learn

Navigate and adapt the user interface to suite your needs • Setup and organise documents • Import and format type and artwork • Use intuitive reviewing and proofing tools giving you extra confidence before outputting documents • Define master page styles, numbering and chapter techniques that significantly reduce time-scales • Work with tables, and formatting techniques for consistency • Add finesse to your documents with colour, transparency and effects • Best practice techniques for outputting to print, web and mobile devices.

course finder

How our courses are priced

One-2-One training

£250 per day (self funding)*

One-2-One training

£300 per day (businesses)

Bespoke group training

£300.00 per day x1 delegate

£375.00 per day x2 delegates

£450.00 per day x3 delegates

£525.00 per day x4 delegates

£600.00 per day x5 delegates

£675.00 per day x6 delegates

£750.00 per day x7 delegates

£825.00 per day x8 delegates

Special offers

£1500.00 for 2 days training  x4 delegates.

£50 off your second days One-2-One training.

*Self-funding is defined as an individual who pays for their training privately for their own personal gain.

Adobe InDesign: Introduction

2 days | 09:30-16:00

One-2-One from £450* | Groups of 2-8 from £750

Adobe InDesign provides precise control over typography and built-in creative tools for designing, pre-flighting, and publishing documents for print, online, or to mobile devices. Include interactivity, animation, video, and sound in page layouts to fully engage readers. InDesign's ability to dovetail with the rest of the creative suite product range offers users unrivalled editing and publishing power.

Who should attend

Anyone working responsible for creating and managing material such as business cards, letterheads, company brochures or books, the core skills covered in this course will provide an excellent foundation to build your skills and confidence from. No previous knowledge of Adobe InDesign is required.

What you'll learn

Navigate and adapt the user interface  • Setup and organise documents • Import and format type and artwork • Use intuitive reviewing and proofing tools • Define master page styles • Add finesse to your documents with colour, transparency and effects • Learn techniques for global and local type formatting.

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