I’m speaking at Sydney Adobe Users Group meeting

Good news everyone!

I’ll be hosting the next Adobe Users Group meeting in Sydney on 8th may in the Adobe office. During this 2hr session I’ll be talking about how you can build and publish your iPad app to the App Store using the DPS Single Edition solution. Remember, your Creative Cloud licence entitles you to create as many single-publication apps as you want.

If you want to attend my session, or just check out the agenda be sure to visit this link.

See you there!

I’ve become an Adobe Community Professional

I’m thrilled to announce I’ve been recognised as a “Community Professional” by Adobe. Here’s a short extract from the Adobe site that explains what this means:

Adobe Community Professional

“The Adobe Community Professionals Program is a community based program made up of Adobe customers who share their product expertise with the world-wide Adobe community. The Adobe Community Professionals’ mission is to provide high caliber peer-to-peer communication educating and improving the product skills of Adobe customers worldwide.”

What does this mean to the readers of this blog? Nothing much really :-) But receiving recognition from Adobe is a great motivation for me to keep going and continue writing articles and sharing my knowledge.

So stay tuned for more!

New Adobe DPS video tutorial: creating an automatic number sequence

This new video tutorial teaches you how you can use Adobe InDesign and the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite tools to create an automatic number sequence. The technique in this video involves nesting an image sequence object into a multi-state object which is then triggered using a button.

Feel free to share and comment. Thanks for watching.

Custom poster image for YouTube videos with Adobe DPS

I love embedding YouTube videos in my digital publications using InDesign and Adobe DPS. They offer a great way to save lots of megabytes when designing your interactive document. And with todays HD options and broadband streaming, it seems like more and more people jump on the “stream train”.

But unfortunately we’re still not living in a perfect world where it’s no longer necessary to safely remove a USB drive, Comic Sans isn’t installed by default or where you’re not online all the time. And it’s for that last scenario that we want to be careful  when automatically trying to stream video. Because we want to control what the users sees during his reading experience. The following workflow will show you how you can hold off from automatically streaming by not using the “Auto Play” function and using a custom poster.

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