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Chapter 8. Using Adobe InDesign CS2 > Adding Interactivity

Adding Interactivity

InDesign can add many of the same interactivity features you will find in Acrobat, such as hyperlinks, bookmarks, buttons, and embedded sound and movie files. These features let a viewer of a PDF version of your document click on things to jump to new locations or otherwise interact with the document. Obviously, if you are not going to be creating a PDF version of your document, you won't be using any of these features. This section focuses on the two most common interactivity features, hyperlinks and bookmarks. Although you can add other types of interactivity in InDesign, it is much easier to open the PDF file in Acrobat and add the features there (especially because interactivity features cannot be previewed in InDesign anyway).

Movies

You can place movie and Flash files right into your InDesign layout as you would static images, like Photoshop files. Simply choose File, Place and navigate to a movie file. After you place a movie in your document, you can double-click on it to specify options such as poster frames, when you want the movie to play, and whether the movie will play just once or will loop repeatedly (see Figure 8.54)


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