Peachpit Releases Dynamic Media: Music, Video, Animation, and the Web in Adobe PDF

Today Peachpit announced Dynamic Media: Music, Video, Animation, and the Web in Adobe PDF (Peachpit Press; ISBN 0-321-43083-2; US$50.00). Rich-media PDF pioneer Bob Connolly presents an eye-opening overview of the world of PDFs that contain video, audio, 3D and Flash interactive elements. This first-of-its-kind book practices what it preaches, with a fully interactive rich-media PDF version of the book on the accompanying CD-ROM.

Adobe InDesign and Acrobat documents "converged" with dynamic media such as audio, video, animation and interactive content is the wave of the future, and it’s called rich-media PDF. This new multimedia format allows users to get their dynamic content out into the world in a more convenient way than on the Web, and it provides a way to share content with the broadest possible range of readers. Print publishers, advertisers, educators, and anyone else who’s ready to leverage the power of PDF and Adobe Reader can benefit from learning about the possibilities of this new convergence technology.

Written in a personal, approachable style, and filled with full-color photos and illustrations, Dynamic Media: Music, Video, Animation, and the Web in Adobe PDF features dozens of case studies illustrating the nearly limitless potential of rich media, and it also shows readers first-hand the power of rich-media PDFs through interactive animation, videos, and audio.


  • Walks readers through the process of constructing rich-media PDFs on the fly using a Web server
  • Shows which applications work together for building rich-media PDFs-and which don’t
  • Explains how some of the world’s most forward-thinking artists and designers are pushing the boundaries with rich-media PDFs
  • Teaches why rich-media PDF documents are more compelling than Web sites for reaching your target audience
  • Shows how best to translate print material into online PDF documents
  • Includes Win/Mac CD-ROM with a fully interactive version of the book and sample case studies, complete with video, audio, and Flash animation.

Book Details
Dynamic Media: Music, Video, Animation, and the Web in Adobe PDF
Bob Connolly
Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0-321-43083-2, 312 pages, US$50.00

About the Author
Bob Connolly was a TV producer for many years before entering the world of electronic documents. His company, pdfPictures, has revolutionized the way the industry thinks about PDF documents. They have worked with companies such as Apple, Dell, Volvo, Visa, NASA, and many tourism boards. He speaks at Adobe InDesign and Acrobat conferences worldwide and has written numerous articles on subjects that include video, virtual reality, PDF, and the Internet.

About Peachpit
Berkeley-based Peachpit has been publishing the industry’s best-selling books on the latest in graphic design, desktop publishing, multimedia, Web publishing, digital video and general Macintosh computing since 1986. Its award-winning books feature step-by-step explanations, time-saving techniques, savvy insider tips, and expert advice for computer users of all sorts. It is the home of the internationally recognized Visual QuickStart Guide series, the design imprint New Riders and its highly popular Voices That Matter series, and is the publishing partner for Adobe Press,, NAPP, Apple Certified, AIGA Design Press and others. Peachpit is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. Pearson’s primary operations also include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. Learn more at and

Posted on: January 9, 2007

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