The power of InDesign has already become well established within the design and print community due to its seamless integration with the other Adobe tools at the designer’s finger tips, which means that for many it has usurped Quark Xpress as the power behind stunning or meaningful page layout.
With the release of CS5.5 Adobe have built into InDesign all of the functionality taken for granted and used with interactive PDFs that is required for the development of interactive documents for theÂ iPad as well as android and Blackberry tablets. These fully interactive documents, which it is possible to distribute for release via the new Adobe Reader, are both engaging and with the right design approach compulsive.
The inclusion of many of the features previously incorporated into interactive PDFs mean a whole new set of possibilities can be unleashed and brought to life within previously static publications for tablets. The fact that these possibilities are enabled through a page layout program enables you to keep a strong grasp on the visual appeal of previously printed documents which now extends to those of us who are committed to using tablet technology not just for entertainment but also as part of their business strategy.
The approach from Adobe to the printed page means that your documents can now become placeholders used to augment the written word with video, sound, slide shows, hyperlinks, and embedded web content. It’s also possible to create pan and zoom objects which allow you to take a closer look at previously static images, as well as build 360º panoramas.
The possibilities are endless for the creation of structurally complex pieces of designed literature, which switch seamlessly between articles, creating clickable spaces. Without doubt this drives the requirement for the inclusion of more visual material which in turn allows you to fully integrate it into any document to comprehensively illustrate and engage your viewer as a participant.
As a tool to illustrate and structure complex information, it’s challenging but a great deal of fun to work with.
Our hope is that in some way we may be able to help you achieve results you can be proud of, with a little help from Adobe of course.