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About The Book

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If you publish books, magazines, flyers, catalogs, brochures, training manuals, or virtually any printed material, this book will show you how to make your publications interactive and easy to read on a computer. Writers will benefit from understanding how the various forms of digital media are integrated into a PDF so they can also become “content” providers of photography and digital audio for interviews and testimonials.

Producers of music, video, and Flash animation will learn how to format their productions to best view them inside electronic editions of traditional print publications. Web developers will learn how to create dynamic Web sites based entirely on PDF where users can create their own personalized custom PDF publication on demand.

This book is not meant to replace the manuals that come with the computer applications you’ll use to produce the projects I will showcase. Consider this to be the documentation that will guide you through the endless possibilities with numerous limitations of the rich-media PDF format so you can make an informed decision about whether it will be useful to you.

Even if you are not involved with actually producing or marketing media, you can still enjoy this book. Any person who is interested in the past, present, and future of media–especially the impact that rich-media PDF will have on traditional institutions of education–will soon realize that learning about rich-media PDF creations can be fun.


ISBN-10: 0-321-43083-2
Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing Dynamic Media

Chapter 2: Defining Rich Media Terms

Chapter 3: Adobe’s Trials and Tribulations Toward Rich-Media PDF

Chapter 4: Why Use PDF for Rich-Media Publishing?

Chapter 5: Preparing Audio and Video for Rich-Media PDF Integration

Chapter 6: From Print to Interactive PDF

Chapter 7: Adding Interactivity and Rich Media to PDF Documents

Chapter 8: Why PDF? The Proof Is in the Printing

Chapter 9: Design Issues: Converting Printed Documents to Interactive PDF

Chapter 10: Audio eBooks in Education

Chapter 11: Adding Rich-Media Audio Ambiance to Your PDF

Chapter 12: Digital Music Booklets

Chapter 13: Rich-Media Slide Shows

Chapter 14: Interactive Virtual Reality 3D Rich-Media PDF

Chapter 15: Virtual Reality Panoramic Photography

Chapter 16: PDF Photography Portfolios

Chapter 17: QuickTime for Multipurpose Multimedia Playback

Chapter 19: Flash Story eBooks

Chapter 20: Digital Magazines and Rich Media

Chapter 21: Server-Side PDF Custom Publications