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Indesign Digital Publications

  • Price £295.00
  • Duration 1 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


Our InDesign Digital Publishing course is a 1 day hands on course, designed to give you an overview of the most common options when it comes to creating Digital Publications from within InDesign. The course covers areas such as Interactive PDFs, ePub's and Rich Digital Publications as well as specific sections on how to create publications for the iPad, Kindle and more. By the end of the day you will have a good handle on the different options available, be able to identify the most suitable format for your organisation, and be ready to start producing Digital Publications with InDesign.


This course is aimed at existing InDesign users who have been producing content for print and now want to start producing more advanced content for digital mediums. You should be comfortable with the basics of InDesign and have complete the InDesign Getting Started course or have equivalent experience.

The course is made up of 1 day of instructor led InDesign training which can be completed either at our London or York facilities or your own location. This is then added to, through 12 months access to our learning management system containing video tutorials, samples, exercise files and support forums.

Assumed Knowledge

This course assumes you are familiar with basic document layout in InDesign. You should have attended the InDesign Getting Started course or have equivalent experience before attending this class.

Course Content

The following modules are covered in this course:

Overview of Digital Publishing
•What are the options
•What is an ePub
•What is a Rich Digital Pub
•What is PDF
•Outputting for iPad, Kindle, etc..
•Which is my best option

Different screen sizes
•Using liquid layout
•Liquid layout rules
•Object based rules
•Creating alternate layouts
•Maintaining alternate layouts

EPUB, Kindle and iPad
•What are the options?
•ePub2 v ePub 3
•Modifying text and images
•Optimising images for ebooks
•Object export options
•Amazon Kindle plugin
•Preview and checking
•Useful resources and tools

Interactive Elements
•Interactive elements
•Hyperlinks & buttons
•Creating a multistate object
•Image sequences
•Pan & zoom
•Audio & video

Interactive PDF's
•What can they do
•What are the limitations
•PDF navigation
•Video in PDF
•Page transitions and curls

Digital Publishing Suite
•What is it?
•Folio builder panel
•Folio overlays panel
•File / Folio preview
•File / Folio preview settings

Long Documents
•Sections and numbering
•Synchronise text
•Nested and object styles
•Footnotes and endnotes
•Creating a running footer
•Indesign book files

Export for Web Content
•Export as HTML
•Export to HTML5 plugin
•Exporting as a SWF
•Other export options
•What's Muse?

Preflighting & Output
•Custom profiles
•Preflight profile options
•Missing fonts and files
•Other export options
•ePub export options
•DPS export options
•Interactive v Print PDF

Other useful tools
•Conditional text
•Creating chapter breaks
•epub export tools

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