Creating hyperlinks from one InDesign page to another or to an outside site is one thing…but what if you’ve exported multiple documents from InDesign and want to connect them together? Is it possible?
Yes! It’s easy to connect multiple documents that you’ve exported to HTML using in5.
The key is using relative URLS, meaning that their paths are related to each other.
This tutorial will show you how to add a simple password to your app or Web App created with InDesign and in5 (InDesign to HTML5).
This is a guest post by Sandee Cohen, adapted from Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CC by Sandee Cohen and Diane Burns. This article highlights the methods for adding interactivity to an InDesign document.
Types of interactive elements that can be added to InDesign documents
- Links: Hyperlinks, Cross-references, Table of Contents
- Audio/video files
- Multi-state objects
- Page transitions
Each has its own particular uses, and some of the features may overlap. Before you start work, you need to decide which type of interactive element is right for your job or you could be stuck with an effect that can’t be exported for your finished project.
Adobe InDesign is full of wonderful interactive capabilities. The DPS Overlays panel adds several additional options, such as scrolling frames.
While this extra interactivity is supported by DPS, as well as our tool—in5 (InDesign to HTML5)—it’s not supported by InDesign’s native export formats: ePUB, HTML, and Publish Online.
In looking for ways for add this interactivity for all formats, I heard from many people that scrolling frames were a high priority.
Version 2.6 of in5 makes several improvements and gives you more ability to control the output.
These improvements come without any visible changes to the user interface, hence we’re calling this the “hidden gem” release.