Creating Fixed Layout ePub3 book from InDesign is not a simple process. Yet the Fixed Layout format is precisely what many companies need when they ask for something that
- can be read on tablet devices
- maintains the original layout with tables, charts, and side-by-side text
- can have interactive features
Ordinarily this blog covers taking InDesign layouts and publishing them as digital publications—ebooks, PDF files, or tablet applications.
But today I’m excited to present a whole new format for publishing: Paper books with embedded movies.
Are you interested in creating DPS apps for the iPad? Working with ID CS6? Right now Adobe’s offering an upgrade price to the Creative Cloud for existing CS6 customers that makes it a no-brainer for what to buy. Continue reading
Here’s a frustration that we just came across.
Let’s say you are about to create a DPS folio and the client has said “I ONLY want portrait. There’s no way I will ever need landscape. Never!” (That little voice in your head should be shouting at you, “Don’t believe him!” But we’ll continue.)
Here’s a little tip from our book. Since the release of DPS tools v21, you can select the version number of the viewer you want your folio to be compatible with. But how do you know the version of the viewer you’re using? The trick is the same for publications you’ve downloaded, or in the generic Adobe Content Viewer on your tablet: Open a publication. Tap once to display the navigation controls, then double-tap at the top on the publication name. The viewer version number will be displayed.
Adobe Inspire is a bi-monthly magazine which helps readers be inspired to use Adobe software in creative ways. It is available as a web page as well as an iPad app. The magazine is free and you can subscribe to the web version to get notifications when the new issue is posted.
The October 2012 issue is of particular interest to InDesign users creating DPS apps. It’s an article about how the magazine converts their InDesign pages into DPS for the iPad version. Continue reading