Chapter 8. Integrating InDesign with Other Creative Suite Applications

In This Chapter

  • Creating interactive PDF files for Acrobat

  • Creating multimedia Flash files

  • Working with Illustrator and Photoshop files in InDesign

  • Using InDesign to create Web pages for Dreamweaver

The Adobe Creative Suite and InDesign offer you many ways to create projects that meet your needs in print and online. When you integrate products, you work on a single project using more than one piece of software. Because the Adobe software products are built as a suite, the products work together.

Creating Interactive PDF Files Using InDesign

You can import PDF files into an InDesign layout as well as you can export InDesign files to PDF format. After exporting to PDF, you can manipulate these files using Adobe Acrobat (as described in Book V) or add certain features using InDesign, such as multimedia elements that appear when viewing the PDF file. In this section, we look at some other ways you can control PDF attributes within InDesign.

InDesign is a helpful tool for designing and creating PDF documents. With InDesign, you can add features and interactivity to a PDF by setting up page transitions and adding these elements:

  • Clickable elements, such as hyperlinks and bookmarks

  • Links that perform actions

  • Movies such as Flash SWF files or WMV and sound files

Creating a PDF hyperlink using InDesign

You can add hyperlinks to link to another piece of text, a page, or a URL (a Web site address) within an InDesign document. After ...

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