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Adobe InDesign CS5: Interactivity

Study 365

Adobe InDesign CS5: Interactivity


If you want to learn InDesign in the most comprehensive and quickest way, this course in Adobe InDesign CS5 Interactivity is a good choice of course for you. The course will explore the fundamental tools and techniques of InDesign CS5 and aid you in your career in the creative industry. Getting certified in this course will open the door to gaining employment opportunities in a range of job roles, in graphic and digital design. InDesign CS5 is a revolutionary tool for building interactive experiences. Total Training for InDesign CS5 Interactivity will help you gain insight into the new interactive features and publishing models available with InDesign CS5. In addition, you will see how designers and developers can collaborate on interactive projects using InDesign and Flash Professional.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

Who is it for?
  • Project managers
  • Editorial managers
  • Chief editors
  • Writers
  • Designers
  • Design managers

Course outline:

This course consists of the following modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Interactivity
  • Module 2: Creating Documents for web
  • Module 3: Animations
  • Module 4: The Preview Panel
  • Module 5: Buttons
  • Module 6: The Timing panel
  • Module 7: The Media Panel
  • Module 8: Multi-state objects
  • Module 9: Hyperlinks
  • Module 10: Page Transitions
  • Module 11: Adding Interactivity for PDF
  • Module 12: Exporting to SWF
  • Module 13: Exporting to flash® Professional

Course Duration: 

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time. 

Method of Assessment

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed the course.


Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate in Adobe InDesign CS5: Interactivity.

Presenter Information:

James Lockman is the owner of James Lockman Consulting, a digital workflow consulting and training company. James holds a degree in physics and applied physics from Yale University, and has years of experience teaching high school and college physics. James joined Working Words & Graphics in 1995 to head its Digital Prepress division. Since then, he has become a technical resource for manufacturers, software vendors, printers, agencies and graphic designers worldwide. His long practical experience with PostScript and PDF workflows, coupled with his teaching skills, make a great fit for training technical subjects.

Free Introduction

1. Why Choose InDesign?
2. Expectations for Web Design & PDF
3. Motion, States & Buttons
4. Export Methods for Interactive Documents

1. Setting Up a New Document & Saving a Preset
2. Differences between Web & Print Documents
3. Working with Templates
4. Preparing for Web Documents

1. Animations Explained
2. Naming Objects & Layers
3. The Relationship between Flash®& InDesign
4. Adding Animation to a Object
5. Working with Motion Presets
6. Creating a Motion Path
7. Adjusting Animation Settings
8. Animation Event Triggers

1. Previewing Motion Content & Selections
2. Previewing Pages
3. Previewing the Entire Document
4. Adjusting the Preview Settings

1. Creating Buttons
2. Using Sample Buttons
3. Button Event Triggers
4. Button Actions
5. Releasing Buttons

1. Timing Hierarchy
2. Reordering Animations
3. Linking Events
4. Adding Delays

1. Adding & Playing Back a Sound
2. Triggering Sound
3. Adding Video
4. Setting Video Playback Options
5. Connecting to Streaming Video

1. Creating Multi-State Objects
2. Working within States
3. Applying Animations to States
4. Triggering State Changes

1. Creating Hyperlinks
2. Internal Hyperlinks
3. External Hyperlinks
4. Buttons vs. Hyperlinks

1. Using Page Transitions
2. Choosing Page Transitions
3. Applying Page Transitions Automatically


1. Creating Bookmarks
2. Making a Table of Contents Interactive
3. Adding Buttons for Navigation
4. Exporting to Interactive PDF

1. The Benefits of SWF
2. SWF Export Options
3. Using an Exported SWF on a Web Page

1. The Benefits of Flash
2. FLA Export Options
3. What to Expect in Flash
4. Credits




Course Code S 0263
College Name Study 365
Course Category Adobe, Computers & IT (Information Technology)
Course Type Online Learning
Course Location Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
Course Fee 29
Course Duration 365 days
Entry Requirements Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.
Career Path Video Editor - £23,994 per annum Graphic Designers - £21,956 per annum Digital Designer - £24,870 per annum Graphic designers - £21,956 per annum Visual Designer - £29,338 per annum Production designer - £31,997 per annum Project Manager - £42,118 per annum Office Manager - £24,447 per annum
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