Creating Your First Interactive Document with InDesign & in5 (Basic)

Up-and-running with animation and interactivity right from InDesign.

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Whether you're creating a digital magazine, an interactive brochure, or content for your website—this course can help you build a better experience for your readers— with interactivity far beyond an interactive PDF.

This is a designer-friendly course with absolutely no coding.

In this course, you'll learn about

  • Custom Navigation
  • Animations right from InDesign
  • Object States (MSOs) and Buttons
  • Interactive Slideshows
  • Embedded Maps
  • Working with Video in InDesign
  • 3D Flip Cards
  • Scrolling Frames
  • Publishing to your own website

If you're new to in5, or want to go deeper with InDesign interactivity, this course is for you.

This is the Basic version of the course, meaning it's just the videos.

If you want Exercise Files, Discussions, and Downloadable Transcripts; check out the Premium version of this course.

You can also get Basic or Premium access to the entire library on Ajar Academy.

Your Instructor

Laurie Ruhlin
Laurie Ruhlin

Laurie has been teaching and creating with Adobe software for over 20 years. She is an Adobe Certified Instructor in InDesign and Illustrator and an active user of InDesign creating both print and interactive publications. She provides classroom and custom training both live and online as a consultant.

In addition to her teaching, she is a graphic designer, developing brochures, catalogs, logos and interactive documents for a wide variety of clients. She has been a speaker at CreativePro Week for the past 8 years, and is an Adobe MAX speaker in 2024. From her diverse graphic design freelance work, Laurie brings a wealth of real-world knowledge into the classroom.

Course Curriculum

  1. Introduction
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  6. Connecting to the Wider World with Hyperlinks & Embeddable Content
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  8. Adding Video to Your Interactive Document
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"Once I saw that Ajar Academy had Laurie Ruhlin as an instructor I knew these videos would be great. The lessons are highly relevant to any project and extremely valuable for any skill level."

- Craig Simpson, Illustrator & Designer

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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