Chapter 13. Geeky Stuff

I couldn’t write a line of XML, HTML, or JavaScript on a blank page if you locked me in a room for a month. But faced with a page of existing code, I have a good idea of how to change the settings. It’s not completely foreign to me. That’s why I was thrilled when Mike Rankin, the Editor in Chief of InDesignSecrets, CreativePro, and InDesign Magazine, showed me how to export animated objects to then modify the animation codes.

Suddenly I had a whole bunch of effects I couldn’t do with the existing user interface. For instance, instead of being limited to having opacity fade only to 0%, I can fade down or up to any amount. I can create multiple rotations so objects go back and forth. I can scale objects so they get small ...

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