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InDesign CS5.5 Buttons to Open other PDFs with Relative Path in New Windows—FAIL

Every year I produce a number of projects that consist of a CD containing a PDF with hundreds of buttons linking to other PDFs. Every year it’s a real headache, because InDesign doesn’t work as well as it’s supposed to. Now I’m testing these projects in CS5.5 for the first time, and I’m happy to report that […]

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Create Form Fields in InDesign! (written for CS5)

(UPDATE: As I was going through old posts I found this one. InDesign CS6 finally added the capability of creating form fields in InDesign, rendering this post obsolete. So if you stumble across this post looking for a way to create form fields in InDesign, the best answer, now, is to upgrade to at least […]

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Updating Pages in PDF Forms

(Edit 6/14/13: CS 6 allows you to create your form fields directly in InDesign, so this finally resolves the need for cumbersome workflows such as the one described below. If you are using CS6 or newer, consider building your form in InDesign so that when you export the PDF all fields are included, and you […]

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Interactive InDesign

I’m presenting on the topic of “Interactive InDesign” at tonight’s IDUG meeting. The content of this post is taken from the handout I’ve written for the meeting. The handout is available on downloads page, along with other informative and useful files. But first, a simple SWF animation I designed entirely in InDesign to open the […]

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InDesign CS5 PDF Export Woes: PDF(Interactive) vs Facing Pages

**EDIT: CS6 To the rescue! The CS6 Interactive PDF Export offers a Pages or Spreads selection option. Hallelujah!** I have a 500 page InDesign file that I made in CS4 that is intended to be both printed and used in Acrobat with interactive features, including hyperlinks, bookmarks, and buttons. In CS4 I was able to […]

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