This article shows how InDesign can be used to produce the PDF publication of your requirements.
Note: InDesign is used as an example, but the same methodology can be applied for most of the available design systems.
- Size, position and type of an interactive content is set in InDesign. The assets for an interactive content are created and delivered separately.
- Size and position is defined by creating visible or invisible frames on a page.
- Type is defined by creating a hyperlink for the frame and metadata about the interactive content added to the hyperlink URL.
- Any existing text or graphic object on the page can also be used to set up a hyperlink.
- Links in the text are read automatically when uploaded to the Publisher.
Hyperlinks - InDesign
A hyperlink can be created for texts, graphical objects or for frames. The purpose of hyperlinks is to open content based on the metadata added to the hyperlink´s URL.
URL field is used to add metadata about each type of an interactive content. The metadata controls the type and behaviour of the interactive content.
Reference: for more details, check Adobe- How to add hyperlink.
Shown below are different types of icons used in hyperlinks.
- icon = default - To display the system default icon
In the above example, the system default icon is displayed.
- icon = icon_name - To display different icon
In the above example, the Facebook icon is shown instead of the system default icon.
- Invisible tag - remove the "?icon" parameter from the metadata to make the hyperlink invisible.
In the above example, the icon parameter is removed from the metadata to make the gallery tag invisible.