• Feb 10, 2015
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InDesign Tip: Viewing Layouts in Presentation Mode

Many designers using InDesign find that too many distractions in the application window prevent them from getting a clear view of their layouts. Many choose to either save their layouts as PDF files and open them in Acrobat, or print paper proofs each time they make a change. Options that can save time and trees  are InDesign’s Preview Mode, which suppresses all non-printing page elements like grids and guides when displaying a layout, and Presentation Mode.

To use these options, make certain that nothing is selected in the layout and press W to toggle Preview Mode on and off, or press Shift-W to toggle Presentation Mode on and off. You can also change the visibility of the items in the layout and application window with the Screen Mode button at the bottom of the toolbox, or choose  View>Screen Mode .

Presentation Mode

Presentation Mode displays an InDesign layout as a presentation, which is similar to viewing it as a PDF. With Presentation Mode selected, the application menu, panels, guides, and frame edges are hidden and a dark background is added. This display mode is a great way to view a multi-page layout for proofing or when sharing your screen to deliver a presentation.

The following keystrokes are also available for navigating through a layout while in Presentation Mode:

Note: You cannot edit a layout in Presentation Mode. 

For more information about viewing layouts in other screen modes, see Workspace Basics  on Adobe’s InDesign Help page.

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Create Awesome Slides from InDesign using in5’s Presentation Mode

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Adobe InDesign has long had methods for publishing presentations—directly from InDesign using the  Presentation Mode or via PDF using  Full Screen Mode —but these methods never reached the level of sophistication and control found in Powerpoint and Keynote presentations.

That’s because those methods didn’t support many of InDesign’s powerful interactive features like Animation and Multi-State Objects. They simply produced static slideshows with no controllable transitions between slides.

In the past, I’ve modified my in5 output from InDesign so that I could present slides using HTML and include interactivity in my presentations.

When I noticed that my favorite conference— Creative Pro Week —now includes an entire day on presentations (dubbed the  Click conference) it got my wheels turning about adding explicit presentation capabilities to in5.

Presentation expert, Mark Heaps , is heading up that section of the conference and also presenting an InDesign session on presentations.

I reached out to Mark and asked him what it would take to make InDesign an awesome presentation tool. You can see the results of our discussions below.

This first video shows a simple presentation in action.

Why Make Presentations with InDesign?

Here are a few reasons why you might want to create presentations with InDesign and export them to HTML using in5 .

  • Sophisticated Master Pages.
  • Unlimited Paragraph and Character Styles for your text.
  • The ability to create interactivity ( e.g., Object States and Buttons).
  • The ability to create Animation (and connect it to Buttons).
  • The ability to share your presentation on your own site, including on mobile devices.
  • Option to embed HTML ( e.g., complex animation from Adobe Animate or Tumult Hype).
  • Option to easily port your presentation to Sales Enablement platforms, kiosks, and retail displays (more on that below).

Setting up Presentation Mode within InDesign

Once you have the latest version of in5 installed, you find two new menu items under  in5 > Enhancements .

The first one is the  Presentation Mode panel.

This panel enables all of the settings shown in the video above, such as Slide Builds using bullet items and animations.

It also sets up the typical slide navigation (keyboard presses and clicking) and enables full screen mode.

It even lets you enable the  Save to Home Screen —the closest thing to full screen on iOS —a capability on iPhones and iPads in case you want to take your presentation mobile. When you save to the Home Screen, you can also have a custom icon on the desktop and your presentation launches without the web browser interface (without going through the App Store).

Check out how the Presentation Mode panel works in the video below.

Presentations of all shapes and sizes

Presentations aren’t limited to slide decks that are presented to a live audience.

Consider these other types of slide-driven presentations.

  • Museum displays
  • Interactive kiosks
  • Retail Store displays
  • Tradeshow booth

There are two other types of presentations that I want to address in a bit more depth.

Sales Enablement (what the heck is that?)

Sales Enablement is a process or a platform that makes it easier to sell a product, especially a complex product.

Many sales enablement platforms come with a Content Management System (CMS), shared directories, and mobile apps.

The mobile apps let salespeople access up-to-date presentations on their mobile device (offline) so that they can present to potential customers (even in an elevator).

Thus, Sales Enablement is a bridge between content creators ( i.e., marketing & design) and the people inside their business who need to use that content ( i.e.,  salespeople).

Marketing & Design > cloud repository > salesperson’s mobile device > in-person pitch

There are several platforms that support HTML content for sales presentations.

  • Mobile Locker

Self-Running Slideshows

Some presentations don’t need someone clicking through them to be useful.

David Blatner, co-host of Creative Pro Week, asked about adding an autoplay feature so that he could show InDesign-based slides with animation between presentations at the conference.

Check out the autoplay features in the video below.

Custom Slide Transitions

Part of my discussions with Mark Heaps centered around the ability to create “push transitions” (almost like parallax scrolling) where one slide seems to shove another slide over with a continuous background.

You can see examples of that effect, and how to create it in the video below.

To create these effects, there’s now a  Custom Slide Transitions panel under  in5 > Enhancements .

The panel lets you control  in and  out transitions for each slide (InDesign page).

How to make those push transitions super easy

Slicing up a big image into multiple images is doable from Photoshop or InDesign, but it’s time consuming.

Why not make it easier?

That’s what the  Slice Multi-page Image dialog can do.

It automatically cuts up the image for you, and optionally arranges on the pages (adding new pages when necessary) and applies push transitions based on the position of the slices.

See it do the cutting, layout, and push detection in the video below.

Note that the Enhancements described in this article are available to in5 Pro plans (or higher).

in5 Export Settings

Once last thing to make life even a little easier.

I’ve bundled up the export Presets to use with the in5 dialog for presentations.

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Drop your email address below and I’ll send you the presets that you can import into your own copy of in5.

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Hi Justin: Awesome this new feature of In5.But I’m unable to make automatic bullets on my text.

I’m using the live text preset to export my work.

Hi Iñaki, Send me your InDesign file and I’ll take a look.

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I’m also unable to get the automatic bullets to work. Is there something that needs to be applied to the bullet text box for In5 to know I want to animate them? I’m running InDesign 2018 if that matters

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how do you save these interactive files to be show when completed?

There’s an HTML file and a corresponding assets folder. The two have to be distributed together, so zipping is usually the way to go. https://ajar.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/26000033384-sharing-zipped-html-files-via-email

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Hello Justin,

It is possible to see the file exported by in5 in the computer before publish? Thank you

Yes, in5 exports to the local computer and immediately gives you the option to open the file in your web browser.

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I’m using Presentation Mode and On Page Click Animations in a pitch deck. The animations are working perfectly in Firefox and Safari, but not always in Chrome. Do you know why?

We’ll be happy to help with that! 🙂

First, make sure you’re on the latest version: https://ajarproductions.com/pages/products/in5/download.php

If it doesn’t resolve the issue, please send us your files and we’ll investigate: https://ajarproductions.com/pages/contact.php?category=in5&software_issue=bug

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Hi Justin, presentation mode works great, but I’m having trouble using my presentation clicker to navigate through the presentation. Anything I can do? Thanks.

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20 Years of InDesign: The Top 20 Tips & Tricks from Worldwide Evangelist, Terry White

20 of the best, newest, underrated, and time-saving tricks in adobe indesign..

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InDesign turns 20 August 31st, and to celebrate we’ve teamed up with InDesign Master, Photography and Design WorldWide Evangelist, Terry White, to bring you the best tips and tricks in Adobe InDesign.

Discover some of Terry’s favorite hidden gems, new tricks, and time-saving shortcuts, essential to your workflow for less fuss, and more fun.

Sweat-free layout

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1. Replacing an image

Replacing an image is easier than ever. Hold down the option key (Mac OS) or alt key (Windows), click and drag your new image asset and hover over the old one.

See this trick and more here .

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2. Apply an object effect to other objects

Save time duplicating effects from one object to another.

Select the object you wish to duplicate.

Go to Effects Panel (FX) > Drag and drop the effect onto another object.

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3. Activating Live Corners within a frame

Live corners allow you to round corners in images. Select a frame, then click the little yellow box surrounding the frame to activate Live Corners.

Pro-Tip: Hold down the shift key and drag to transform one corner separately from another.

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4. Adjust Layout

Yes, you no longer need to manually adjust text, images, or other elements, with the Adjust Layout feature.

Go to File > Adjust Layout .

Go to File > Document Setup and click Adjust Layout .

Learn more about Adjust Layout .

Time-saving Shortcuts

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5. Preview Mode vs. Presentation Mode Shortcut

Want to easily toggle between Preview and Presentation mode?

Click the letter (W) on your keyboard > activate preview mode (allows you to see your document without grids, as printed).

Hold shift and (W) on your keyboards > activate presentation mode (allows you scroll through your document as a presentation slideshow)

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6. Display document history

Have you ever needed to locate your document history for a project?

Hold command (Mac OS) or control (Windows) and select about InDesign in the Preferences.

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7. Adjust document orientation

Curious how your document would look in a landscape layout? Now, you can easily switch the orientation from vertical to landscape in the Adjust Layout Tool.

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8. Importing video into an online document

Inserting a playable video in your web document is just as easy as placing an image.

Select File > Place or Drag & Drop video file

Terry’s Favorite Easter Eggs

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9. Rainbows and Feet Strokes

Make a rainbow or walking feet stroke. Draw a stroke with the pencil tool and follow the steps.

Rainbow: Pencil Tool > Stroke pane l > Stroke styles > New > Type (Stripe) > Name (Rainbow)

Feet: Pencil Tool > Stroke panel > Stroke styles > New > Type (Dash) > Name (Feet)

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10. Gridify

Gridify the number of objects using your keyboard to great multiple columns, rows, or grids of objects.

Drag and hold shape > use the Up arrow key (duplicate objects, adds as rows)

Drag and hold shape > use Right arrow key (duplicates objects, adds columns)

Drag and hold shape > use Shift key (controlled sizing)

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11. Combining multiple shapes into single frame

Select any 2 or more objects to transform into one frame. This can be used to disperse an image throughout multiple objects or elements.

Go to Object Menu > Paths > Make a Compound Path

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12. Change to Photoshop Color Picker

Prefer the Photoshop color picker?

Double click on the fill or stroke icon to switch from InDesign to the Photoshop color picker tool.

Go-To Features

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13. Content-Aware Fit

InDesign can now intelligently resize, and fit the best part of an image when you place it inside a frame with Content-Aware Fit.

Go to Properties panel > Frame Fitting > Content-Aware Fit to resize an image

For more information, see Content-Aware Fit .

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14. OpenType SVG Font support

With the support for OpenType SVG fonts in InDesign, you can now provide multiple colors and gradients in a single glyph.

Using OpenType SVG emoji fonts, you can include various colorful and graphical characters, such as smileys, flags, street signs, animals, people, food, and landmarks in your documents.

For more information, see Using fonts .

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15. Import PDF comments

You can now import any marked up PDF into InDesign and easily track the feedback and comments noted in the PDF.

You can accept comments and mark them resolved or unresolved.

For more information, see Import PDF comments .

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16. Visual font browsing

Browse thousands of fonts from hundreds of type foundries from within InDesign. You can activate them instantly in the Fonts Panel .

You can apply a filter to view only the recently added fonts or select a sample text from the list of predefined text for font preview or select your own text as well.

Essentials For Your Toolkit

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17. Content Collector Tool

Clipboard for multiple elements. Collector to save elements, content placer tool to distribute elements

Click Content Collector in the toolbox to open the Content Conveyor;

Use Content Collector > tool to select an object and add it to the conveyor

Use Content Placer > to place page object on a page

Watch the video and learn more about this tool here .

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18. Color Theme Tool

Let’s you choose a color theme based on an image. You can add themes to your swatches or libraries.

Select the Color Theme Tool > Click and image

Pro-Tip: There are three ways to create a color theme from a colorful photo:

  • Click an area: To use colors from the entire image, click an area. A color theme based on the colors appears in a floating panel.
  • Click + drag: To restrict the colors to a certain part of the image, first click the Color Theme tool to reset. Then drag a marquee to select an area of the image.
  • Shift + click : To focus on a single color range, reset the tool; then Shift + click on a part of the image.

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19. Gap Tool

A quick way to adjust the size of a gap between two or more objects and resize several objects that have commonly aligned edges simultaneously while keeping the gaps between them fixed.

Select the Gap Tool > Move the pointer between two objects, and do any of the following actions:

Drag > move the gap and resize all objects aligned along the gap.

Shift-drag > move the gap between only the two nearest objects.

Ctrl-drag (Windows) or Command-drag (Mac OS) > resize the gap instead of moving it. Adding the Shift key resizes the gap between only the two nearest objects.

Alt-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (Mac OS) > move the gap and objects in the same direction. Adding the Shift key moves only the two nearest objects.

Ctrl+Alt-drag (Windows) or Command+Option-drag (Mac OS) > resize the gap and move the objects. Adding the Shift key to resize the gap and move only the two nearest objects.

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20. Page Tool

This tool allows you to reset the size of a single page without it snapping back to its original size.

Select the Page Tool > Hold option or alt Windows and drag the handles

What’s new in CS5

For the latest InDesign tutorials, visit InDesign video tutorials page.

Design and layout

Multiple page sizes

You can define different page sizes for pages within a single document. This feature is especially useful when you want to manage related designs in one file. For example, you can include business card, postcard, letterhead, and envelope pages in the same document.

To create multiple page sizes, use the Page tool to select a page, and then change the settings in the Control panel. See Use multiple page sizes .

New Layers panel

The new InDesign Layers panel is now more similar to the Illustrator Layers panel. Each layer has a disclosure triangle that can be expanded to reveal the objects and their stacking order on that given layer for the active spread.

By default, new page items are given generic names such as <rectangle> and <path>. You can give any page item a custom name by click-pause-clicking the item name in the Layers panel.

You can change the stacking order of objects by dragging items in the list. The Layers panel also lets you show or hide and lock or unlock individual page items.

See Layers .

Custom page sizes

Instead of editing a text file to create custom page sizes, you can use the Custom Page Size dialog box to make custom page sizes available when you create documents. See Create custom page sizes .

Simplified transformations

InDesign includes several new selection and transformation features that simplify manipulating objects.

Content grabber

The content grabber appears as a circle when you hover over an image using the Selection tool. Use the content grabber to select and move the content of a frame with the Selection tool still selected. This behavior effectively replaces that of the Position tool, which is removed from InDesign CS5 . If you rotate the content with the frame, a horizontal line appears in the center of the content grabber. This line mirrors the rotation angle of the content.

The content grabber draws over each frame that is part of a group. Use the Selection tool to reposition content within a frame that is part of the group.

If you don’t want the content grabber to appear when you hover over an image, choose View > Extras > Hide Content Grabber.

See Select objects .

Double-click behavior

Double-clicking graphics with the Selection tool no longer switches to the Direct Selection tool. Instead, double-clicking a graphic frame now selects the content in the frame. If the content is selected, double-clicking the content selects the content’s frame. (When the content is selected, you can also click the edge of its containing frame to select the frame.)

In a group, double-clicking an item in the group selects the item you double-clicked. To reselect the group, double-click the edge of the selected item or group. In all cases, the Selection tool remains the active tool. This approach gives you a quick and consistent way to select graphic frames and groups.

Frame edge highlighting

InDesign now temporarily draws the frame edges as you use the Selection tool to hover over items on a page. This method makes it easier to find the item you want before you select it. The color of the frame edge drawn matches the color of the layer the object is on. Groups are drawn with a dashed line. This feedback is especially helpful when working in Preview Mode or with Hide Frame Edges selected.

Path and point highlighting

When you hover over a page item with the Direct Selection tool, InDesign displays the path and display the path points. This feedback makes it easier to view the path point you want to manipulate. You no longer have to select the object with the Direct Selection tool and then select the path point. You can simply drag the point you want.

As in Illustrator, you don’t have to switch to the Rotate tool to rotate a selected page item. With the Selection tool, you can simply position the pointer just outside a corner handle, and drag to rotate the item. When you stop dragging, the Selection tool remains the active tool. See Rotate an object using the Selection tool .

Transform multiple selected items

You no longer have to group multiple items before you can resize, scale, or rotate them with the Selection tool. Simply select the items you want to transform, and you see a transformation bounding box around the selected items. Dragging a handle resizes the selected elements; holding down Shift resizes them proportionally. Holding down Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac OS) scales them. Holding down Ctrl+Shift (Windows) or Command+Shift (Mac OS) scales them proportionally. Including Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) performs the transformations from the center of the selected objects. See Transform objects .

Live Screen Drawing

In InDesign CS5 , you see the content draw as you drag it. In previous InDesign versions, you pause before dragging to see the content draw. You can change the Live Screen Drawing setting in Interface preferences to use the previous behavior. See Change Interface preferences .

Favor the selected object

If you select one of several overlapping page items and begin dragging, the selected object remains selected. To select a different item, simply click a portion of that different item that is not overlapping or intersecting the currently selected item.

Live Distribute

When transforming multiple selected objects, InDesign CS5 lets you proportionally resize the space between the selected items instead of resizing the actual items. See Distribute objects using Live Distribute .

Reordering of the Transformation Tools

The Rotate, Scale, and Shear tools appear under the Free Transform tool in the Tools panel. You can rotate, resize, and scale objects without having to switch from the Selection tool.

The Gap tool provides a quick way to adjust the size of a gap between two or more items. The Gap tool is a one-step way to adjust your layout by directly manipulating the whitespace. See Align objects using the Gap tool .

Paragraphs that span or split columns

In InDesign CS5 , you can make a paragraph span multiple columns without creating separate text frames. You can also split a paragraph into multiple columns within the same text frame. See Create paragraphs that span or split columns .

Keep with previous

The Keep Options dialog box now has a Keep With Previous option that keeps the first line of the current paragraph with the last line of the previous paragraph. See Control paragraph breaks using Keep Options .

Balanced columns

The Balance Columns setting in the Text Frame Options dialog box lets you automatically balance text across columns in a multiple column text frame. See Add columns to a text frame .

Vertical justification in non-rectangular frames

In previous versions of InDesign, applying a non-rectangular text frame causes vertical justification settings to be ignored. In InDesign CS5, you can apply both vertical justification and corner effects and other irregular-shaped frames. See Align or justify text vertically within a text frame .

Live corner effects

Click the yellow square that appears near the upper right corner of a selected frame to apply corner effects to rectangular frames. In addition, you can now apply a different corner effect and a different corner radius to each corner. See Use Live Corners .

Swatches in Control panel

You can apply swatches to objects directly in the Control panel. Select an object and choose the swatch from the Fill or Stroke menu in the Control panel. You can also drag the current color swatch displayed in the Control panel and apply it to other objects. See Apply color .

Grid place enhancements

When placing multiple files, simply start dragging, and then use the arrow keys to change the number of columns and rows of the placed images. While dragging, hold down Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac OS) and press arrow keys to change the gutter space. See Place multiple graphics and Create contact sheets .

Select the Auto-Fit option so that the image is resized automatically whenever you resize the frame. See Using Auto Fit .

Drawing multiple frames in a grid

When using frame creation tools such as the Rectangle or Type tool, you can press arrow keys to create equally spaced frames. See Draw multiple objects as a grid .

Duplicating objects into a grid

You can create a grid of objects while dragging a copy of a selected object. See Duplicate objects into a grid .

Live captions from metadata

In InDesign CS5, you can generate captions based on image metadata using a number of methods.

You can generate captions while you place images by turning on the Create Static Captions checkbox in the Place dialog box.

You can generate captions from placed images. First, use the Caption Setup dialog box to identify which metadata is included in the image. Then choose an option from the Object > Captions menu to generate either a live or static caption.

You can add a text variable to a text frame that display the metadata of the image that touches or is grouped with the text frame.

See Captions .

Mini Bridge

Mini Bridge is a subset of Adobe Bridge that is available as a panel within InDesign. Mini Bridge lets you navigate your file system and preview files as visual thumbnails without having to leave InDesign. You can drag-and-drop files from Mini Bridge to InDesign as an alternative way to place files into a document. Doing so loads the dragged images into the place cursor, just like dragging from Bridge. You can also drag selected items into Mini Bridge to create snippets.

Improved Adobe Bridge integration

InDesign CS5 and Adobe Bridge CS5 are more integrated in two ways.

Page Thumbnails

A new File Handling preference option lets you generate page thumbnails for more than the first page of InDesign files. The default number of pages to generate thumbnails for is set to 2, but you can change it to 1, 2, 5, 10, or All. You can now see previews of the pages within an INDD file in the Preview pane of Bridge. Choosing more thumbnail pages may cause your InDesign document to take longer to save. See Include previews in saved documents .

View Links in an InDesign File while in Bridge

You can view the links inside an InDesign document while in Adobe Bridge, without having to open the document in InDesign. For example, suppose that you don’t remember the location of an image, but you remember placing it in an InDesign document. In Adobe Bridge, navigate to the InDesign file, and then display thumbnails of all the placed files contained within the selected InDesign file.

See Using Adobe Bridge with InDesign .

Cross media design

Interactive documents and presentations

FLV and MP3 import

You can import video files in Flash Video format (.FLV and .F4V), H.264-encoded files (such as MP4), and SWF files. You can import audio files in MP3 format. Legacy media file types like QuickTime (.MOV), .AVI, and .WMV are still supported. However, use FLV, F4V, MP4, and MP3 formats to take full advantage of the rich media support offered in the most recent versions of Acrobat, Adobe Reader, and Adobe Flash Player.

Use Adobe Media Encoder to convert older media file types to .FLV. See Relink legacy media files .

Media panel

The Media panel lets you preview SWF, FLV, F4V, MP4, and MP3 files directly in InDesign. For FLV, F4V, and MP4 files, you can choose any frame in the video as the placeholder poster image. You can choose which video playback controls you want the viewer of your interactive document to have. The Media panel lets you create navigation points, which are time-code markers that you can target with button actions. See Add movies and sound files to documents .

Motion presets

The Animation panel lets you assign a motion preset to any page item as a way to quickly create an animation. These motion presets are the same motion presets found in Adobe Flash CS5 Professional. Furthermore, InDesign can import any custom motion preset created in Flash, enabling InDesign and Flash users to collaborate to create animation effects. See Animate a document with motion presets .

Animation panel

Use the Animation panel to create or edit animation effects. You can edit supported animation attributes such as Position, Scale, Rotate, and Opacity. Save any custom animation created in InDesign as a custom motion preset that can be shared with others.

Use the Animation panel to specify when an animated object is played, such as when the page is loaded or clicked. See Animation .

Timing panel

Use the Timing panel to change the order of when animated objects play. See Use the Timing panel to change the animation order .

Object States panel

Use the Object States panel to create multiple versions of an object. For example, you can create a single page object with 20 different states, and each state contains a different photo. Anyone who opens the PDF or SWF file can click forward and back buttons to browse the photo gallery. See Create a multi-state object slide show .

Preview panel

In InDesign, you can preview interactivity and animation of the current selection, the current spread, or the entire document using the Preview panel. You can also test interactive elements in a web browser. See Preview interactive documents .

Pixels as unit of measurement

You can now specify Pixels for your unit of measure in Preferences > Units & Increments. You can override the current unit of measure by adding “px” to your values in edit fields in the Control panel, dialog boxes, and other panels. When using pixels, objects and X/Y coordinates snap to whole pixel values, and the line weights listed in the Stroke panel also change to pixels. See Change rulers and measurement units .

Convert URLs to hyperlinks

Use the Convert URLs To Hyperlinks command to search the current selection, story, or document for URL strings and convert them to hyperlinks. You can also assign a character style to the found URLs. See Convert URLs to hyperlinks .

Improved export to Flash Player

SWF file export can now include animation, video, audio, and remote rollovers. In addition, several new options let you control the final SWF file output. See Create interactive SWF (Flash) files for the web .

Improved export to Flash Professional

InDesign CS5 exports to FLA format rather than XFL format for editing the file in Flash Professional . FLA export options support rich media content and offer more ways to handle text. See Create FLA files for the web .

Improved export to Interactive PDF

InDesign CS5 includes separate commands for exporting print and interactive PDF files.

InDesign CS5 exports all rich media content to the Rich Media Annotation Layer when exporting to Interactive PDF, resulting in more reliable playback in Adobe Reader. For best results, video files must be in FLV or F4V format and audio files must be in MP3 format.

A few new options are available when exporting to interactive PDF, including initial view options, presentation settings, and page transitions. See Create interactive documents for PDF .

Improved XHTML export

Exporting to XHTML is a way to extract your content out of an InDesign document and hand it over to a web developer who can repurpose it using a web application such as Dreamweaver. InDesign CS5 enhancements include the ability to match the attributes of InDesign text formatting, preserve local formatting, and control the order of content. InDesign Tables are now assigned unique IDs, allowing them to be referenced as Spry data sets in Dreamweaver. See Export content to Dreamweaver (CS5) .

Improved JPEG export

The Export JPEG dialog box includes several new options, including the ability to specify the color space, use document bleed settings, and simulate overprinting. See Export to JPEG format .


Integrated comment and review

CS Review is an online service that provides a simple way to share designs on the web so others can provide feedback. Use the CS Review panel in InDesign to upload snapshots of the current document to an Acrobat.com workspace, where others can add comments. See Reviewing InDesign documents .

Track text changes

When the Track Text Changes feature is turned on, changes made to the text are tracked on a per user basis. You can view changes in Story Editor (but not in Layout view). Text changes that are supported include deleting text, moving text, and inserting text. Use the Track Changes panel to accept and reject changes in the document. See Tracking and reviewing changes .

Document installed fonts

Any fonts in a Document Fonts folder that’s in the same location as an InDesign document are available when the document is opened. Fonts installed by one document are not available to other documents. The Package command can generate a Document Fonts folder when you want to share your document or move it to a different computer. See Document installed fonts .

Presentation Mode

InDesign CS5 has a new screen mode called Presentation Mode. In Presentation Mode, the application menu and all panels are hidden. Keystrokes and clicks let you move forward or backward through the document one spread at a time. See Use Presentation Mode .

Color labels for page thumbnails

You can now assign colored labels to the page thumbnails in the Pages panel. See Create color labels for page thumbnails .

Usability and productivity

Background tasks

When you save large documents or export them to PDF or IDML files, you can continue working on your document. You can also queue up multiple PDF exports in the background. Use the Background Tasks panel (Window > Utilities > Background Tasks) to view the progress of the export processes. See Background Tasks panel .

Spring-loaded tools shortcut

You can temporarily switch from the current tool to any other tool by holding down the appropriate letter key. As you hold down the key, your current tool changes the new tool, and when you release it, you return to the previous tool. For example, press the U key to use the Gap tool, and then release it to return to the Selection tool. See Select tools temporarily .

Tool Hints panel

The Tool Hints panel (Window > Utilities > Tool Hints) lists all the hidden modifier key behaviors available for the currently selected tool. See View tool hints .

Community Help

Adobe Community Help offers access to complete Adobe product documentation as well as to community-created learning content and other learning content on Adobe.com. Adobe Community Help includes an AIR-based viewer that displays the latest online Help or defaults to a local version of Help when a web connection is unavailable.

Community Help also includes expert-moderated comments and user ratings on Adobe documentation, knowledge base articles, tutorials, and other content.

Specify starting page number

When you create a document in InDesign CS5 , you can make the first page start on a specified page number. If you specify an even number with facing pages turned on, the document begins with a two-page spread. You can also change the starting page number in the Document Setup dialog box after you’ve created a document. See Create new documents .

Edit Original for multiple selected items

You can choose the Edit Original command to open multiple images in their respective editing applications. See Edit original artwork .

New options for locking objects

To lock and unlock objects, you can now choose Object > Lock or Object > Unlock All On Spread. Clicking the lock icon also unlocks a locked object.

The new Prevent Selection Of Locked Objects option in General preferences lets you determine whether you can select locked objects.

Relink file extensions

Relink files based on file extension. For example, you can replace a set of JPEG files with TIFF files. See Relink files with different file extensions .

Hide objects

You can now choose Object > Hide to hide objects on the page. Hidden objects are not printed or exported, and they cannot be selected. Choose Object > Show All On Spread to view all hidden objects.

Sticky Preview check boxes

InDesign now remembers whether the Preview checkbox is selected in a dialog box after you exit and restart.

Place cursor when dragging from Adobe Bridge

In previous versions, dragging an image from Adobe Bridge or the desktop inserted the image on to the page, creating a frame the size of the image. In InDesign CS5 , this action loads the place cursor, letting you drag a proportionally sized frame for your image.

Open book files in Explorer or Finder

A command appears on the books panel menu that lets you view a document in an Explorer or Finder window.

Miscellaneous enhancements

Round CMYK values to whole numbers

The Colors panel round the values for the CMYK sliders to the nearest whole value.

Delete all guides

A new Delete All Guides On Spread command appears in the View > Grids & Guides menu.

Zoom from dialog boxes

You can now use the keyboard shortcuts to zoom in and out of your document when you have a modal dialog box open. Press Ctrl+- or Ctrl+= (Windows) or Command+- or Command +=.

New default font

The default font is changed from Times (Mac) and Times New Roman (Windows) to the cross-platform OpenType version of Minion Pro Regular.

Collapse multiple links to same source

In InDesign, links to images placed multiple times in a document are collapsed into a single row in the Links panel. You can now turn off this collapsing behavior with a new option in the Panel Options dialog box.

Remember Story Editor window location

When you close and reopen a Story Editor window, InDesign reopens the window to its previous width, height, and location on the screen.

If you select Crop Marks while printing spreads, fold marks are printed as solid lines.

Menu commands changed or moved

The following menu commands have new names or new locations.

Tip : Choose Window > Workspace > [New in CS5] to highlight menu commands of new and enhanced features.

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Adobe InDesign is a great page layout program, allowing you to design just about anything that your creativity can dream up. But once you get a complex document filled with placed images, text frames, baseline grids, guides, and more, it can be difficult to see exactly what’s going on! 

Fortunately, there’s a simple trick to quickly toggle back and forth between the standard InDesign editing mode and a clean preview of your final output. 

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  • Cycle between Normal and Preview screen modes by pressing W .
  • Launch a full-screen preview by pressing Shift + W .

Here’s how to quickly shift view modes in InDesign to preview your document: just press the W key! That’s all there is to it. 

InDesign will hide all object borders, margins, guides, and other on-screen elements such as the bleed and slug areas, allowing you to get a proper look at how your document will look once it’s exported. 

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You can also switch between Normal and Preview modes using the Screen Mode popup menu that’s located just below the toolbox (see above). If that’s not to your taste, you can open the View menu, select the Screen Mode submenu, and then click Preview . 

As you probably noticed when trying out the screen mode popup menu, there are a couple of other options for previewing your document, depending on what you want to accomplish. 

The typical Preview screen mode described above shows the trim size of your document without bleed or slug areas, but it’s also possible to see a preview that includes them.

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Unfortunately, the handy keyboard shortcut doesn’t work for the Bleed and Slug screen modes, so you’ll have to select these options manually from one of the screen mode menus. 

If you want to give a more polished presentation of your work for a client meeting or a supervisor’s unexpected stop at your desk, you can view a preview of your document in a full-screen presentation mode using the keyboard shortcut Shift + W . 

You can also launch the full-screen presentation mode using the Screen Mode section of the View menu or by using the Screen Mode popup menu below the toolbox, but they all produce the same result. 

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This will hide all of the InDesign user interface elements and display your document as large as possible. This is an excellent way to preview digital documents because rich media and other interactive elements will be easily usable. 

To exit full-screen preview mode, press the Escape key. 

As everyone knows, computers are continually getting more powerful, but it wasn’t all that long ago that an InDesign document filled with hundreds of high-resolution images could slow a computer to a crawl.

Adobe balanced this out by using low-resolution preview images for on-screen display to keep the interface feeling snappy and responsive, but many new InDesign users were confused by the fact that their high-resolution images looked bad on screen, even though they printed out just fine.

It is possible to adjust the Display Performance setting in the View menu to show images at their full resolution, but this option is now enabled by default if InDesign detects that your computer has a graphics processing unit (GPU) that’s capable of handling it well. 

Most modern computers can do this easily and should display your images properly during editing and preview.

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If you’re seeing blurry images while working with InDesign, double-check your Display Performance setting by opening the View menu, selecting the Display Performance submenu, and clicking High-Quality Display . 

Alternatively, if your computer is struggling, you can drop the quality down to Typical or even Fast to improve performance. 

Just remember: this only affects how images appear on screen within InDesign and not how they will look when exported or printed!

That’s just about everything there is to know about how to preview in InDesign! There are a couple of other different preview modes for checking overprints and color proofing, but they are highly specialized preview modes that deserve their own tutorials. 

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Do you love creating Presentations and setting your projects apart from the rest? Does creating different infographics, animation and content for your business entice you? Then, a career as a Presentation Specialist is for you. If you want to know how to become one, this detailed Presentation Specialist Job Description will help you. 

Presentation Specialists create slides, Data Visualisations, and graphics that simplify storytelling and are adapted to our brand needs. Together, they work with marketing, sales, and strategic teams to transform complex information into something that makes sense to the audience and helps them achieve their objectives. This blog covers the job description for a Presentation Specialist. Read on to find out more. 

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1) What is a Presentation Specialist? 

2) Job Description of a Presentation Specialist 

3) Presentation Specialist qualifications 

4) Responsibilities of a Presentation Specialist 

5) Software utilised by Presentation Specialists 

6) Conclusion 

What is a Presentation Specialist? 

A Presentation Specialist is responsible for making a visual Presentation that is both relevant and interesting by focusing on the meaning of the information with high accuracy. They use robust software tools like PowerPoint that help you harness narrative and vital data. They collaborate with the marketing, sales, and top management to build Presentations that communicate project objectives, satisfy audience needs, and conform to the brand norms of a company.  

First, one of their strengths is presenting complicated data in an exciting and eye-catching way, leaving a vivid memory and effectively portraying the message. However, digital marketers stem their creativity from strategic thinking to ensure Presentations stand out and match the brand, and eventually, customers find it natural to relate to them.  

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Let’s have a look at the Job Description of a Presentation Specialist:  

Presentation Specialist qualifications 

Let's look at some of the essential Qualifications that are required to become a Presentation Specialist: 

Educational background 

Generally, Presentation Specialists can major in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, marketing, or a related field. Of course, their first and most important education is their higher education, where they are grounded in some basic design, brand creation, and compelling storytelling. 

Professional experience 

A critical requirement is earlier exposure to making visually pleasing Presentations in many industries. They are usually considered to have established a reputation for being great at meeting the needs of marketing, sales, and executive teams. Such teams typically pay them to create content that aligns with the company's goals and those of their audiences. 

Software competence  

Familiarity with widely used tools like PowerPoint and graphic design tools like Adobe Creative Suite is necessary. Consequently, they are competent enough to create professional-level designs, charts, Data Visualisations, and images, contributing to my organisation's smooth communication. 

Attention to detail 

Foresight for details counts a lot for us to ascertain harmony and precise placing of elements and for data exploitation to be effective. Presentation Specialists are assigned to proofread the documents to remove errors and show that we are competent. 

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Responsibilities of a Presentation Specialist 

The role of a Presentation Specialist is to present enticing visuals that successfully transmit what a company tries to convey using a message. Their duties incorporate creativity, skills and strategy, which assists the organisations.  

Responsibilities of a Presentation Specialist 

Crafting engaging Presentations 

One key responsibility is effectively making highly polished, concise, and audience-centered Presentations. This involves determining the correct layouts, colours, and fonts that correspond with the company's brand and help these elements stand out instead of the content. 

Data Visualisation 

Presentation Experts simplify complex data through visualisation tools such as graphs, charts, and infographics. This process includes finding vital pieces of data and creating visually appealing and well-structured Data Visualisations using tools like Excel and Tableau. 

Content collaboration and refinement 

Marketing, sales, and executive teams are their close partners, who provide them with feedback and help refine the Presentation content. Among them are knowing the core of customising the speech, remaining coherent, and tailoring the Presentation to the audience's demands. They could make recommendations for editing scripts and ensure that data is presented logically, among others. 

Software proficiency 

PowerPoint, Keynote, and Prezi are perfect examples of Presentation software; the ability to use them skillfully is necessary. These designers have also mastered using graphics design tools like Adobe Creative Suite and are competent enough to produce superior visuals. 

Brand consistency 

Keeping every Presentation in line with the brand is of the utmost importance. They ensure that the organisation follows its guidelines, using the correct logos, fonts, and colour schemes. 

Project Management 

Managing several projects at a time is an essential part of their work. Along with meeting deadlines, they need to be very average in terms of quality, so this implies excellent time-keeping skills. 

Continuous improvement 

In addition to remaining ahead of the latest design trends and being familiar with new Presentation software, they will always be on the set to enhance their expertise and generate new ideas for their company. 

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Software utilised by Presentation Specialists 

To achieve attractive, visually appealing Presentations, Presentation experts use the whole toolset of software instruments to fulfil all creative desires and effective communication ideas. The following are Google Slides, Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, Adobe Creative Suite, etc. Here’s an in-depth look at each one: 

1) Google Slides 

Google Slides is a truly web-based Presentation tool that allows simultaneous contributions from collaborators with effortless online accessibility. Here’s how it benefits Presentation Specialists: 

a) Collaboration: The cloud version of Google Slides allows many team members to work together while making a Presentation. Experts can amend, comment, and provide critical remarks immediately, which increases productivity and simplifies the workflow. 

b) Accessibility: Lectures can be viewed from any device the specialists have through the web. This is key during collaborations with different units and across various locations. 

c) Integration: Google Slides is excellently integrated with other Google Workspace applications, such as Docs and Sheets, thus facilitating the process of adding outside documented data, spreadsheets, or charts to the slides. It offers a colourful inventory of Presentations on various subjects and topics and much more. 

d) Customisation: Although it is less popular than the more resourceful tools, Google Slides still provides templates, shapes, and basic animations that are good enough for covering simple Presentations. 

2) Microsoft PowerPoint 

MS PowerPoint continues to be a must-have for Presentation Specialists with diverse creative skills, as it provides myriad tools to build appealing Presentation designs. Its notable strengths include: 

a) Templates and themes: PowerPoint offers a set of choices among templates and themes that establish the visual tone for a Presentation. The Presentation Specialists are capable of quickly personalising company logos. 

b) Advanced animations and transitions: Its huge animations and transitions require specialists to create click animations that highlight crucial points and capture the audience's attention. 

c) Data Visualisation: Another strength is the experts' capacity to combine PowerPoint with Excel for Data Visualisation. They can create live charts and graphs that self-refresh with any modifications executed in the source Excel documents. 

d) Customisation: Arranging all these things individually (slide layouts, infographics, and charts), as needed, is a task for experts only. The program also has a feature that registers multimedia content like video and audio to make it more complete. 

e) Add-ins: The third-party add-in PowerPoint also gives room for diagramming tools, timeline development, and other features that improve its functionality. 

3) Apple Keynote 

Apple’s Keynote is renowned for its slick, easy-to-use interface and impressive visual templates, which are very important for people who specialise in Presentations and focus on decor. 

a) Templates: Using Keynote’s professionally designed templates in this Presentation mode allows experts to develop a beautiful document efficiently. The collection includes templates in different styles, from minimalistic to vivid and designer. 

b) Animation: The "Magic Mov" feature makes the program move objects smoothly by changing slides and adding cinematic transitions. Keynote features an array of animations that enable the animator to add dynamics to the text and shapes to give them prominence. 

c) Multimedia integration: Keynote has embedded features that can accommodate mixed media, including video, audio, and live feeds, making this Presentation extremely interactive. 

d) Export Options: Experts can export their shots into different formats, including PDF and PowerPoint, to be compatible with all other platforms. 

4) Adobe Creative Suite 

The Adobe Creative Suite includes multiple applications that Presentation Specialists use to refine their Presentations: 

a) Adobe Illustrator: This design tool is used for illustrations, icons, and vector graphics. Specialists can build custom forms, signs, and works of art that guarantee the Presentations are one-of-a-kind and identify the brand. 

b) Adobe Photoshop: Photoshop is the most commonly used software for retouching and enhancing images inserted into PowerPoint Presentations. Skilled artists can, for instance, cut out backgrounds, play with colours, and adapt effects to create a unified visual storyline. 

c) Adobe InDesign: This software is also used for desktop publishing and provides layout tools for complex Presentations of multiple content formats. It is beneficial for those who design multimedia Presentations. 

d) Adobe After Effects: Complex Presentations with high-end animations or video aftereffects are indispensable. In other words, it enables the Presentation Specialists to apply custom motion graphics, effects, and astonishing intros and transitions that will picture-perfect their Presentations as if they were taken from the big screen. 

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  21. Presentation Mode Malfunctioning

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