Up Your Interactivity Game

December 01, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Zoom (Virtual Meeting)

About the Program

Given the significant shift toward digital documents and submissions, it's critical to make your material as engaging and easy to digest as possible. Join SMPS for a two-hour professional development workshop where participants will gain more exposure and a fuller understanding of some of Adobe InDesign's best features when publishing online.

The session is designed to introduce you to some of InDesign's savviest techniques and boost your skills that will make electronic files more appealing, easier to navigate and more memorable. Our Adobe-certified instructor Laurie Ruhlin, will also devote time to explaining what a script is and how they can benefit your workflow. Spoiler alert: it's significant!

Following is an overview of topics/functionality to be covered.

  • Overview of interactive PDF, Publish Online and in5
  • Learn how to create and export interactive PDFs
  • Overview of creating an InDesign Book File to combine multiple InDesign documents into one PDF.
  • Create Table of Contents from Paragraph Styles
  • Create Bookmarks in InDesign
  • Designate hyperlinks from one page to another page in same and different document as well as a video or web page.
  • Customize the name of a PDF and view upon opening
  • Learn to create buttons, advance to the next page buttons, hyperlinks, text anchors and other interactive elements to an InDesign page
  • Learn what a script is and how to find, use, and install and run.

The structured portion of the program is 90-minutes with 30 minutes designated for question and answer.

Please note: This will be a demo session, there will be no hands on training or class files for students to follow along with. This will be a simple demo/training session, conducted online.

How Will You Join

Registrants will receive an email with instructions to access the program the day before the event.

  • Please make sure you verify your email with SMPS Chicago
  • Please subscribe to SMPS Chicago emails
  • Make sure to add SMPS Chicago to your approved senders list
  • If you need additional assistance locating the access information, please contact [email protected]

About the Speaker

Laurie Ruhlin is an Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Instructor in both InDesign and Illustrator and an active user of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Muse. She creates brochures, catalogs, websites, logos, graphics and photo collages for a variety of clients. From her diverse graphic design freelance work, Laurie brings a wealth of real-world knowledge into the classroom.


This is a Professional Development event. 2.0 CEUs.

All sales are final. 

Student Membership Eligibility. Registration at Student rate be verified and if the registrant is found to be non-compliant with these requirements, s/he will be responsible for the balance of the full, applicable rate.


$25.00 SMPS Members

$30.00 Non-members

$25.00 Out of State SMPS Members

$25.00 Student*