I have been using inDesign for many years, but am now learning more about interactive documents. I watched the sample video about the publish online option and was left wondering how it was all done. Specifically how to add the animated tabs that show/hide additional content. I have been looking around and can't find an answer to this. Funny story, as soon as the boss decided to do our annual magazine in digital form he suddenly added far more content, but wants to keep it to the same amount of pages, and of course wants it "clean and sexy". I think the ability to hide information and only expose it if a user clicks on a tab, or icon or whatever to slide in additional content would help me very much. However, I am left wondering how it is done, and if I have time to learn it and meet the deadline.
Publish Online is NOT PDF so please do not confuse the two. Publish Online is far more capable of interactive effect than PDF so you're good to go there. It sounds like much of what you want can be done with multi state objects. I have a lynda.com course about them:
Your primary needs are to learn how to use buttons and animations. In addition to Bob's class, you might want to try my book on Animations in InDesign Creating Animations in Adobe InDesign CC One Step at a Time: Sandee Cohen: 9780134176116: Amazon.com: Books
You should also get the book I wrote with Diane Burns on Digitial Publishing with InDesign Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CC: Moving Beyond Print to Digital: Diane Burns, Sandee Cohen: 9780133930160: Ama…