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Working with Animations

With the Animation panel (New!), you can import any custom motion presets from XML created in Flash or InDesign, or save your own in InDesign. If you want to share your motion presets with other InDesign users, you can save them as an XML file, which they can in turn import. After you import, save, or duplicate motion presets, you can delete the ones you don’t want. After you apply a motion preset to an object, you can change the motion path with the Direct Selection tool or Pen tool just like any other path in InDesign.

Manage Animation Motion Presets

  • blue1-circle.jpg Select the Animation panel.
    • Click the Window menu, point to Interactive, and then click Animation.
  • blue2-circle.jpg Perform any of the following management options:
    • Save Motion Presets. Specify the settings you want to save, click the Options menu, click Save, type a name, and then click OK.

    • Delete Motion Presets. Click the Options menu, click Manage Presets, select a preset, and then click Delete.

    • Duplicate Motion Presets. Click the Options menu, click Manage Presets, select a preset, and then click Duplicate.

    • Save Motion Presets as XML. Click the Options menu, click Manage Presets, select a preset, click Save As, type a name, specify a location, and then click Save.

    • Import Motion Presets as XML. Click the Options menu, click Manage Presets, click Load, and then double-click the XML file you want.

Edit a Motion Path

  • blue1-circle.jpg Select the Direct Selection tool on the Tools panel.
  • blue2-circle.jpg Click a blank area to deselect all points.
  • blue3-circle.jpg To select and move multiple anchor points and segments, hold the Shift key, and then click the anchor points or segments you want, or drag a rectangle marquee around the ones you want.
  • blue4-circle.jpg Drag an anchor point or drag the middle of a segment.
    • For a smaller move, click the anchor point or segment, and then press an arrow key.
    • To constrain the movement of anchor points or segments to 45 degrees, hold down Shift while dragging.
  • blue5-circle.jpg To reshape a curve segment, click an anchor point or a curve segment, and then drag a direction point at the end of the direction handle.
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