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Knock a client's socks off with an automated PDF portfolio

Added on Monday 15th of February 2010 04:28 am EST

 

Multimedia slide shows are used for presentation purposes because they get very positive response ratings. They present your work in an organized, fun, and informative manner and show that you can integrate several graphic applications to create one cohesive presentation. Managers use them at company meetings, teachers use them in classrooms, and you can use them to show off your portfolio. Whatever the reason, Acrobat makes it easy to present the work you produce in InDesign as automated PDF slide shows.


Lay it out in InDesign
First, you need to complete a layout in InDesign for your slide show presentation. As an example, we’ll use the wedding photography portfolio shown in FIGURE A. We set up this document with single pages in a landscape orientation. This will enable the pages in our slide show to fill the entire viewing screen at a larger magnification.


Create a PDF file
After completing your layout in InDesign, it’s time to convert it to a PDF. You can do this when you export your file

To export your InDesign layout as a PDF for online presentation:
1. Choose File > Adobe PDF Presets > [Standard] to display the Export dialog box. We chose Standard because it ensures good onscreen viewing and prints at reasonable quality.
2. Select a location in which to save the PDF file, name your file, and then click Save.
3. Select Optimize For Fast Web View from the Options area on the Export As PDF dialog box.
4. Check any interactive features in the Include area that you want to remain functional when your InDesign file is converted to PDF.


On with the show