Page transitions display a decorative effect such as a dissolve or wipe when you’re turning pages in a document that is exported to SWF or PDF format. You can apply different transitions to different pages, or you can apply a single transition to all the pages. Page transitions are especially useful when you create a slideshow in PDF or SWF format.
Apply page transitions
You can apply page transitions to individual spreads or to all spreads in the document. Page transitions appear when you export an InDesign document to PDF or SWF format. You cannot apply transitions to different pages within the same spread or to master pages.
Hold the mouse pointer over the thumbnail to view an animated preview of the selected transition.
You may wonder whether it’s necessary to select the Page Turn (SWF Only) transition to create a page curl effect in SWF file. It isn’t necessary to apply this transition to turn pages manually in the SWF file. If you select the Include Interactive Page Curl option in the Export SWF dialog box, you can either turn the pages manually by dragging a corner in the exported SWF file, or you can use arrow keys or navigation buttons to activate whatever page transition you select for that page.
When you apply a page transition to a spread, a Page Transition icon appears next to the spread in the Pages panel. You can hide these icons in the Pages panel by deselecting the Page Transitions option in the Panel Options dialog box.
To preview the page transitions, export the document either to PDF or SWF format.
In the Pages panel, select the spread from which you want to clear the transition, and then choose None from the Transition menu in the Page Transition panel.
To remove transitions from all spreads, choose Clear Allfrom the Page Transitions panel menu.
Viewing page transitions in a PDF
To include page transitions when you export the PDF document, select a page transition from Page Transitions menu in the Export to Interactive PDF dialog box.
To see page transitions in the exported PDF, place the PDF in Full Screen Mode by pressing Ctrl+L (Windows) or Command+L (Mac OS) in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader. Press Esc to exit from Full Screen Mode.