InDesign CC Publish Online

In this course, you'll learn how to use Publish Online, a distribution medium for InDesign documents for client proofing or widespread distribution. Software required: InDesign CC, Publish Online.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 9, 2016
Duration
47m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 9, 2016
Duration
47m
Description

Publish Online operates from within InDesign but with a web component that makes your chosen documents viewable by anyone in the world with a web browser and desktop or mobile internet connection. First, you'll go through some examples of Publish Online documents. You'll learn how to start a new project or convert from a print publication. Then you'll learn to share and view your Publish Online projects. Finally, you'll learn to embed and share your Publish Online project on your blog or website. By the end of this course, you'll learn how easy and fast it is to publish any InDesign document online. Software required: InDesign CC, Publish Online.

About the author
About the author

As a freelance graphic designer with over 20 years' experience, Pariah sits on the Adobe Advisory Group, is an Adobe Freelancer, and is an Adobe Community Professional and a former trainer and technical lead for Adobe's technical support teams for InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Publish Online is a distribution medium for Indesign documents of all types for many purposes. It operates from within Indesign, but with a web component that makes your chosen documents viewable by anyone in the world with a web browser and desktop or mobile internet connection. Many designers use Publish Online as a means of sending proofs, sketches, and iterations of documents to clients for review and approval without the mutual frustrations of walking non-tech savvy clients through opening PDF or EPUB proofs in the correct application. Publishers and designers also use Publish Online as a distribution channel for final publications, publications that can be viewed by an invited group or the entire world. Publish Online documents can be viewed online using Adobe's minimal distraction-free viewer or embedded into any website, blog, or digital portfolio. Hi. I'm Pariah Burke. In this course, I'm going to show you all of that and how easy and fast it is to publish any Indesign document online. To get the most out of this course, particularly if you want to use Publish Online to distribute interactive publications with animations, content replacement, multimedia, eLearning quizzes, or other interactivities, I recommend you first go through my Indesign CC Creating Fixed-Layout EBooks course here on trainsimple. com.

Designing for Publish Online
Because Publish Online is effectively fixed-layout eBooks wrapped in a web viewer, creating new publications expressly for this medium entails the same process and considerations as setting up new documents for fixed-layout eBooks. In a nutshell, you want to create documents for display on your target audience's screens. If that's going to be a computer or an iPad, then think about wider than tall publications and think about the resolution you might use. Here, I have a new document set up with a wider than tall or landscape orientation page using the dimensions of an iPad retina display. That's 2048 pixels wide by 1536 pixels tall and that's only for single-page spreads. If I wanted to have facing pages or two-page spreads, I would probably knock the width down to half and enable the facing pages checkbox. For more on the details of and rational behind setting up particular page sizes, see Chapter 2 Planning a Fixed-Layout EBook in my InDesign CC Creating Fixed-Layout EBooks course here on trainsimple. com. Once you've decided on your page size, get to work designing your Publish Online document the same as you design a fixed-layout eBook.