Creating Interactive Documents with InDesign CS4 By Dave Cross

1 hr 6 min

Dave Cross introduces a course like no other at Learn how to advance your Adobe InDesign skills using interactive PDF features. With, a little, help from Photoshop you can transform an ordinary InDesign document into an extraordinary interactive masterpiece. Watch as Dave walks you, step-by-step, through the entire process.

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Dave Cross introduces himself and talks about what he will cover in this course
If you're starting from scratch, see some important things to think about as you build a document
How to use the built-in Workspace to find the interactive controls
Take advantage of multiple Master Pages to set up a simple structure for your document
See how easy it is to generate automatic links based on a Table of Contents - no extra work required!
How to create simple interactive buttons
How to add music and movies to your PDF files
See some other options for buttons including rollovers and showing and hiding
How to create web links and more, quickly and easily
See the steps involved in adding interaction to an existing document
How to create interactive SWF files with no Flash programming
Thanks for following along. Hope you learned a lot
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Dave Cross

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For over 25 years, Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their software. Starting with Adobe Illustrator classes in 1987, Dave has taught Photoshop,Illustrator and InDesign to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor and is a Ce...


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  1. Profile photo of ASHDubuque ASHDubuque

    This course was very thorough in its explanation of how each tool functions and the pros and cons of each tool. Seeing each tool put into action was helpful. I found it easy to open Photoshop and work alongside the course as well. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  2. Profile photo of Lance White Sr. Lance White Sr.

    Excellent! ;) —- Yes, please post my feedback

  3. Profile photo of chuckriley chuckriley

    Dave Cross is a very talented instructor. I watched this course several times over the weekend and now have a good understanding of selections and masks. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  4. Profile photo of tankinmd_2 tankinmd_2

    Very helpful…
    Thanks for producing this, lots of information I will be using. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  5. Profile photo of R. Dennis Burr R. Dennis Burr

    Nicely explained and demonstrated.

  6. Profile photo of kerryann.natallie kerryann.natallie

    Great course to follow up a general introduction to Photoshop. Was very easy to follow along, provided thorough explanations and yet I was able to complete it in one sitting without feeling completely overwhelmed. Much more confident now that mastery is within in reach. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  7. Profile photo of Twolff Twolff

    Dave Cross is a great teacher. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  8. Profile photo of Mark Mark

    this course helped me so much with selections. Thanks Dave —- Yes, please post my feedback

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    Thanks Dave