What Adobe Program Should I Use?

Community Beginner ,
Aug 01, 2017

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Hello,

So basically one of my colleagues asked me for some advice about making an interactive model for her project.

Basically at the beginning of year she has to write a report saying 'This is what we want to do' (lets call it report x) and now at the end she wants to make some form of multimedia which is interactive and explains 'This is what we achieved this year'.

What she wants it to do is outline all the goals they set out in report x with videos, graphics and images and people being able to click on buttons to see how they have achieved it.

She wants to put this onto our company internal website for people to view.

Not sure, if any, Adobe project can do this and can be exported to put on another web page but hopefully you can help

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Most Valuable Participant ,
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jamesj99332483  wrote

She wants to put this onto our company internal website for people to view.

I would use Dreamweaver for this project then

yes it can also be put up on another website as well

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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You could do this with Muse too. Might be easier. I see this as a single page that you just scroll down and it reveals the various accomplishments.

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Really? She wants it to be like an interactive video. So if you click something it opens up another video or another image?

Muse? Is this hard?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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This is going to require multiple skills, products & technologies -- video, HTML5, XML, JavaScript, CSS, etc... 

  • Adobe Animate CC (animation)
  • Premier Pro or After Effects (video)
  • Photoshop (raster images)
  • Illustrator (vector graphics)
  • Dreamweaver (web development)

Alternatively, you could create a dynamic PDF with InDesign.  End users would need Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to interact with it.

Create dynamic PDF documents in Adobe InDesign

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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To tag on to Nancy's suggestion of using InDesign, it might be worth looking at what the Publish Online feature will produce to see if that will cover all of the requirements. Although Adobe hosts the content there is an option to embed the code on your website.

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Really? She wants it to be like an interactive video. So if you click something it opens up another video or another image?

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Most Valuable Participant ,
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yes really

you could also use Muse but ime Dreamweaver is the better tool for internal systems... Muse can deploy onto a Windows server without major stress but if you are still using Linux or Apache then its very hard.

the interactive video is easy for Muse or Dreamweaver as long as the workstations are set to play them and as this is an internal system that should be under your control

p.s, Animate CC to Muse isn't something I'd recommend so thats another reason to go with Dreamweaver instead

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 02, 2017

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Okay - do you have a tutorial I could follow for this?

If I make it on Dreamweaver how do I put it on the internal webpage? Is there a shortcode - I dont want to copy and paste the whole code the internal page has it's own default set up.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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jamesj99332483  wrote

Okay - do you have a tutorial I could follow for this?

If I make it on Dreamweaver how do I put it on the internal webpage? Is there a shortcode - I dont want to copy and paste the whole code the internal page has it's own default set up.

You'll need more than one tutorial to cover the various aspects of your project.

First Website in Dreamweaver ~

When your project is completed, you will need to upload (transfer) files form your local computer to the intranet server.   Relevant files will consist of your HTML document that contains the project + all supporting assets including scripts, css, images, videos, etc....   There are no shortcode for this.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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I'd say it depends on the level of your colleague's skills (like Nancy mentioned) and the amount of time she wants to devote to learning how to create the various parts/assembling it in a final form. If she has some of the parts, it might be easier to assemble with Adobe Spark (spark.adobe.com) Check out Terry White's Spark page on his trip to Iceland ICELAND 2017. In this case, assembling the parts is about the same level of difficulty as posting a photo, video, or link to Facebook. It goes on a page that is hosted by Adobe, but the company can link to that Spark page.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Spark is not a bad idea.  But the OP said they want to run this on a company Intranet.  We don't know if web access is available on their intranet.  

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Oh, that's a good point, Nancy. If they can't use Spark because of their intranet, then I'd suggest a Muse. Actually a template for either Muse or Dreamweaver might work even better, so they don't have to worry about the layout.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 03, 2017

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Hi Guys,

So it seems as though Dreamweaver and Muse seems to be the best options here? As long as it can be embedded on a company Intranet.

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Aug 03, 2017

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Adobe Spark may be an option - create a scrolling page with video, photos and text. It's free. The saved project is hosted by Adobe but the link can be shared on blogs and othre sites or sent by email.

Make Images, Videos and Web Stories for Free in Minutes | Adobe Spark

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