Interactive PDFs with Adobe InDesign: No-Code Digital

Explore digital publishing & UX design with a PDF that has interactivity.
Course Created by Joseph Caserto
I’m a design professional, educator, and consultant with nearly 20 years of experience, as a publication art director and designer, and worked on several national magazines before starting my own business. Since then, I’ve worked with many publications, including BusinessWeek, Marie Claire, and Vibe.

I’m also an Adjunct Asst Professor of Digital Communications and Media at New York University, in the Design Digital Arts and Film Department, and am a former Adjunct Lecturer at the City College of New York, in the Art Department’s Electronic Design and Multimedia Program. I've also been a guest critic and speaker at Cooper Union, and SUNY Fredonia.

I earned a BFA, with Honors, in Communications Design, from Pratt Institute, where I completed one of the first classes that explored graphic design produced with a Macintosh. I'm a member of AIGA, Freelancers Union, where I was elected to the board in June 2011, The Graphic Artists Guild, and The Society of Publication Designers.

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Course Objectives

  • Set up buttons. Create and edit appearances for each state, specify events, and add actions.
  • Create hyperlinks that take users to web URLs.
  • Add video content, specify how it will appear when not playing, and add controls for the user.
  • Add bookmarks that can be integrated into a button's action, to specify which pages users can access.
  • Manage, test, and preview changes to design and interactive elements.
  • Use InDesign to easily simulate a mobile environment on a desktop or laptop, for presentation and assessment purposes.

Who Is This For?

  • Students with a strong grasp of InDesign fundamentals, who want to start exploring digital publishing.
  • Digital and UX Designers who know InDesign, and want a solution to present ideas to teams and clients during the design process.
  • Print designers who want to start building digital skills and increase their marketability.

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Lesson 1

Chapter 2: Buttons and Bookmarks

  • Lesson 2
    Interactive Buttons in InDe…
  • Lesson 3
    Interactive Buttons in InDe…
  • Lesson 4
    Interactive Buttons in InDe…
  • Lesson 5
    Adding Bookmarks

Chapter 3: Making Changes

  • Lesson 6
    Troubleshooting and Editing…

Chapter 4: Linking to the Web and Video

  • Lesson 7
    Hyperlinks and Media
  • Lesson 8
    CS6: Hyperlinks Media and I…
  • Lesson 9
    New Hyperlink Features in I…

Chapter 5: Simulating Mobile Devices on a Desktop and Laptop

  • Lesson 10
    Bridging the Gap Between De…

Chapter 6: Closing

  • Lesson 11
    Course Wrap-Up

Chapter 7: Exercise: Counting Book

  • Lesson 12
    Make a Simple Interactive C…

Chapter 8: Resources

  • Lesson 13
    Template for Lectures and E…
  • Lesson 14
    Bonus Section: InDesign and…

Chapter 9: Bonus Content: Creating a Website

  • Lesson 15
    Interactive PDF vs. Coded W…
  • Lesson 16
    File Setup
  • Lesson 17
    Websites for Viewing on Mob…
  • Lesson 18
    Additional Resources

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