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Adding Page Transitions

A page transition displays a visual effect, such as a wipe or dissolve, when you turn the page in an interactive document. You can apply page transitions directly in InDesign to individual pages or to all spreads at once with a single click. See previews of available transition types in the Page Transitions dialog box, and control the direction and speed of your transitions for export to Flash (SWF file) or PDF. When you export your document to a PDF, select the Interactive Elements option in the Export PDF dialog box to include page transitions. You can view the page transitions in Full Screen Mode in the PDF by pressing Ctrl+L (Win) or cmd-l.jpg (Mac) in Adobe Acrobat or Reader; press Esc to exit from Full Screen Mode.

Apply a Page Transition

  • blue1-circle.jpg Select the Pages panel, and then select the spread to which you want to apply a page transition.
  • blue2-circle.jpg Select the Page Transitions panel.
    • Click the Window menu, point to Interactive, and then click Page Transitions.
  • blue3-circle.jpg Click the Transition list arrow, and then select a transition.
    • To select a page transition from the Page Transitions dialog box, click the Options menu, click Choose, select a transition, and then click OK.
  • blue4-circle.jpg Click the Direction list arrow, and then select a transition direction.
  • blue5-circle.jpg Click the Speed list arrow, and then select a transition speed.
  • blue6-circle.jpg To apply the current transition to all spreads, click the Apply To All Spreads button on the panel.
  • blue7-circle.jpg To clear all page transitions, do either of the following:
    • Click the Transition list arrow, and then click None.
    • Click the Options menu, and then click Clear All.
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