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Contents
Chapter 1: Adobe Digital Magazine Solution Overview of publishing workflow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Installing digital publishing authoring tools Tutorials Creating InDesign files Overlay Creator Content Bundler ............................................................................ 2 .............................................................................................................. 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Setting up the folder structure Use native interactive elements Adobe Content Viewer

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Troubleshooting digital publishing tools

Chapter 2: Best Practices for Digital Publishing Chapter 3: Hosting Services

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Chapter 1: Adobe Digital Magazine Solution
The Adobe Digital Magazine Solution lets iPad viewers engage with interactive content in a magazine format. Creative designers who publish print magazines using Adobe® InDesign® CS5 can make that content available on mobile devices. Publishers can supplement their designs with interactive content, allowing their audience to view media in an entirely different way. Customers can use hand gestures to flip through a slideshow, pan images, rotate objects 360 degrees, and more. The initial launch delivers a core set of features for the Apple iPad. At this time, you can bundle issues and test them on the iPad. However, only members of the Digital Magazine Publishing prerelease site can make them commercially available. Over time, Adobe will offer additional commercial hosting services, and the workflow will be simplified and expanded to support other mobile devices.

Overview of publishing workflow
Adobe InDesign CS5 is the central component of the workflow. Using InDesign CS5, design teams create layouts and add interactivity. With layouts in hand, production teams package the assets using the Content Bundler utility that allows publishers to import vertical and horizontal InDesign CS5 documents, add metadata, and export them into a new “.issue” format (to be called “.folio” in shipping version). Each issue you publish consists of one or more articles, called stacks. A stack can be an ad or an article.

InDesign CS5 Content Bundler

Adobe Viewer

Overlay Creator
Getting your InDesign layout onto your iPad

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Step 1: Create layout in InDesign CS5 Create InDesign documents as the base layout for the digital content. You can create both a portrait (vertical) and landscape (horizontal) layout in separate documentd for each article or ad, or you can limit your design to a single orientation. See “Creating InDesign files” on page 17.

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Step 2: Create interactive objects You can use two methods to create interactive objects.

• Create interactive content in InDesign. Interactive elements you can create natively in InDesign include hyperlinks,
buttons, multi-state objects for slideshows, and scrollable frames. See “Use native interactive elements” on page 28.

• Use the Overlay Creator to create video, audio, 360-degree views, image pans, panoramas, and web views. You
export these interactive overlays as placeholder SWF files, and then you place those SWF files in your InDesign documents. See “Overlay Creator” on page 21. Step 3: Organize folders and files For the files to be bundled properly, they must appear in a specific folder structure with the required naming conventions:

• Horizontal InDesign documents must include an _h suffix (such as “article_h.indd”), and vertical InDesign
documents must include a _v suffix (such as “article_v.indd”).

• Each stack folder must include a PNG file for the table of contents. • Source files for overlays referenced in the Overlay Creator must appear in a subfolder in an OverlayResources
folder. The exported SWF files must appear in the documents’ Links folders. For details, see “Setting up the folder structure” on page 19. Step 4: Use the Content Bundler to create issue The Content Bundler exports a .issue file that can be loaded on the iPad or (later) to another mobile device. See “Content Bundler” on page 35. Step 5: Load issue on the iPad Install the Digital Content Preview Tool, and then add the .issue file you created to the Preview Tool. The Preview Tool is a version of the Adobe Viewer used for testing. See “Adobe Content Viewer” on page 40. Step 6: Make your issues available to customers If you make your .issue file available to other people, they can add that issue to their Preview Tool app on the iPad through a process called “sideloading.” If you sign in using a valid Adobe ID, you can also upload and download content using an Adobe server for testing purposes. (The .issue format will be renamed .folio in the shipping version.) The current beta version of the Digital Magazine Solution does not provide a public solution to distribute or sell branded content through Apple iTunes. However, members of the Digital Magazine Publishing prerelease site can request to make their content commercially available.

Installing digital publishing authoring tools
To create digital content, you need the following:
InDesign CS5 InDesign CS5 is required. Adobe AIR 2.x Available at http://get.adobe.com/air/ Digital Publishing Plugin for Adobe InDesign (zxp) Launch Adobe Extension Manager CS5. Click Install, and then

browse to the InDesign plugin (.zxp) file you downloaded from Adobe Labs. Double-click the .zxp file and follow the prompts to install. If you experience problems installing the Digital Publishing Plug-in, see “Installation troubleshooting” on page 43.

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In this tutorial. Digital Content Preview Tool (iPad app) The Adobe Content Preview Tool is a generic version of the Viewer used for testing the digital content you create. and the Preview Tool (the Viewer). See Tutorials for Digital Publishing. see “Installing digital publishing authoring tools” on page 2. you need InDesign CS5. and download the free app. the Content Bundler. Signing in allows you to upload and download content on an Adobe server for testing purposes. Digital Content Bundler (AIR) Double-click to install. The second tutorial teaches you how to create and view a magazine article with interactive objects. open App Store. Tutorial 1: Creating a simple static issue for the iPad In some cases. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . Tutorial Assets (zip) Unzip this file for stepping through the tutorials. you will see how easy it is to display an InDesign layout on a mobile device. In addition. To install these tools. click the “Create an Adobe ID” link and following the prompts. Install the tools and assets To complete these tutorials. Tutorials These two tutorials walk you through the process of converting an InDesign CS5 layout to a digital format that can be read on the iPad. open the Content Bundler. The Preview Tool prompts you to sign in. and try signing in. you just want to take a simple magazine article and make it available on an iPad.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 3 Interactive Overlay Creator (AIR) Double-click to install. If you cannot sign in to the Bundler. search for the application. here’s what your resulting one-page file should look like on the iPad. If you cannot sign in to the Preview Tool. The first tutorial teaches you how to create a simple magazine ad and view it on the iPad. Your iPad must be connected to the internet for you to sign in using the Preview Tool. At the end of this lesson. the Overlay Creator. You can also download the Preview Tool in the iTunes Store and then sync your iPad. you need the Tutorial Assets folder. To download the Preview Tool directly to your iPad. Unzip this file to obtain the source files for stepping through these lessons.

indd and WiFi_v. Create the InDesign layout The item that gets uploaded to the iPad is called an issue. open the WiFi_h.png file used as the thumbnail in the table of contents. Notice that there are two images in each document. Portrait (vertical) view To use the sample files for this tutorial.indd files located in the WiFi_Stack folder. Each stack appears in its own folder inside an issue folder.zip) file available on Adobe Labs. In our tutorial. users can rotate the iPad to view a different layout. We’ll discuss folder structure more in the next tutorial. Landscape (horizontal) view B. 2 In InDesign CS5. and each image has a different size to fit within the layout orientation. A stack folder requires one or two InDesign documents and a . download and unzip the TutorialAssets (. and browse to the Meridien_Issue folder. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 .PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 4 A B Completed issue displayed on the iPad A.zip) file from Adobe Labs. A stack can be an ad or an article. That way. unzip the TutorialAssets (. we’ll create separate vertical and horizontal documents with _v and _h filename suffixes. 1 If you have not already done so. We already created _h and _v versions of the stack and packaged them (File > Package). 3 Make sure that the files are organized in the appropriate structure. Each issue consists of one or more stacks.

there may be a problem with a background process called Switchboard. For details.zxp file you downloaded from Adobe Labs and following the prompts. and click Select.png. 4 Enter the issue data such as Magazine Title and Issue Title at the bottom of the dialog box. see “Troubleshooting digital publishing tools” on page 43. see “Troubleshooting digital publishing tools” on page 43. 2 Launch the Content Bundler application. Ignore the metadata fields (Title.indd files with _h and _v suffixes 4 Close the files in InDesign. Kicker. install the InDesign plug-in by double-clicking the InDesign Plugin . you’re ready to use the Content Bundler to create an issue file that can be uploaded to the iPad. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 .png file D. A B C D Valid folder structure A. 3 Click New. 1 If you have not already done so. Horizontal and vertical . Note: If you experience problems installing the InDesign plug-in. This file appears as a thumbnail image in the Viewer table of contents. browse to the Meridian_Issue folder. Note: If the Content Bundler stalls. Bundle the files Now that the issue includes a stack folder with all the necessary files in place.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 5 We also created a 70x70-pixel file called tocPreview. Stack folder C. Thumbnail . The Content Bundler launches InDesign and prepares the files for the iPad. and so on) for now—we’ll go over those options in the next tutorial. Issue folder B.

Now you’re ready to add the issue you just created to your iPad. you’ll learn how to upload files to a test server Adobe has provided. Your iPad must be connected to the internet for you to sign in. In the next tutorial. you’re going to create a single issue file and manually add it to the Preview Tool. A prompt lets you know if the file exported successfully.issue files on your iPad. 3 Connect your iPad to your computer.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 6 Content Bundler 5 Click Export Issue. If you have difficulties signing in. sign in using a verified Adobe ID. Click OK. The digital magazine issue is created in the folder you specified. start the Preview Tool. install the Digital Content Preview Tool from the App Store on your iPad or from the iTunes store. When you publish your content.” 2 On your iPad. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . Sideloading content is useful for testing content on the iPad. For the next tutorial. you’ll learn how to upload the magazine issue to a server and then download it directly from your iPad. choose Single File from the Issue pop-up menu and use the default export settings for Dimension (1024x768). For the first tutorial. The app appears on your iPad as “Adobe Preview. Adding content to the Preview Tool from your desktop is called sideloading (as opposed to downloading from a server). View the bundled issue on the iPad The Preview Tool is a generic version of the Viewer that displays . type the name of the file. When prompted. The Export Options dialog box is where you can upload your magazine issue to a server. 7 Specify a known location of the file (such as the Meridien_Issue folder). 6 In the Export Options dialog box. such as MeridienTest. 1 If you have not already done so. and click Save. you’ll have your own version of the Viewer with custom branding. and sync the device to make sure that the Adobe Preview app is added to iTunes.issue. see “Viewer troubleshooting” on page 46.

The Preview Tool displays preview images of each issue in the library. When it’s finished downloading. 9 Rotate the iPad so that you can see both the horizontal and vertical versions of the file. 8 Tap Download to download the current issue.issue file is added to the Viewer. 7 On your iPad. you’ll work with the CityGuide_Issue folder in the TutorialAssets folder. and browse to the . click the Add button. scroll down to view the File Sharing section. Adding the . here’s what the first page of the main article should look like on the iPad. The .issue file to the iPad (scroll down to view this section) 6 Click the Adobe Preview icon under Apps. You’ll create interactive objects directly in InDesign as well as using the Overlay Creator.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 7 4 Select your iPad name in the Devices section of iTunes. Click Choose.issue file you created. tap View. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . tap the Adobe Preview app. and then click the Apps tab. 5 In the Apps tab. Tutorial 2: Creating an issue with interactive elements As you go through this tutorial. At the end of this lesson.

Make sure that the rectangle does not have a stroke or fill. and then drag a rectangle over the “D. Under Appearance. I. Video overlays Add an interactive hyperlink Let’s create a hyperlink object for the “D.bikeworks.org/). 2 Select the Rectangle tool in the toolbar.I. and type a URL address in the URL field (we used http://www. Y. Landscape (horizontal) view B.indd. and then choose New Hyperlink from the panel menu. Click OK. Meet” logo. We’ll create an empty frame and apply a hyperlink to it. Meet” logo. Portrait (vertical) view C. 4 Select URL from the Link To menu. Hyperlinks D. 1 In InDesign CS5. open Enjoy_v.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 8 A C D B Completed issue displayed on the iPad A. leave Invisible Rectangle and None selected. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . 3 Open the Hyperlinks panel (choose Window > Interactive > Hyperlinks). It’s located in the Enjoy_Stack folder in the CityGuide_Issue folder.Y.

4 Click Browse next to FPO Content Image and double-click the Cyclist.mp4 file in the CyclingMovie folder.jpg file in the Enjoy_Stack folder.I. So let’s use the Overlay Creator to create an overlay file that will become interactive when bundled. Create a movie overlay using the Overlay Creator Movies you add to an InDesign document currently do not become interactive when you bundle the issue. Why specify an ID? Each interactive overlay you create in an issue must have a unique ID. and panoramas. The CyclingMovie folder is in the OverlayResources folder in the Enjoy_Stack folder.indd file. 1 Launch the Overlay Creator. make sure that you store the assets of each interactive overlay in a different subfolder of the OverlayResources folder. The FPO Content Image acts as the poster for the video. Using the same ID for the horizontal and vertical versions allows the movie to continue playing even if the iPad is rotated.indd file to the Enjoy_h. even if they have different assets and settings. 5 Type Cycling for the ID field. You can create different overlays based on the same movie file as long as they have different IDs. 3 Click Browse next to URL and double-click the cycling_432x234. Meet” logo.Y. We’ll add a cycling movie. The overlay IDs for the horizontal and vertical versions of the InDesign layout should be the same. 360° views. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . This image includes a movie icon to indicate that it’s interactive. and then copy and paste the hyperlink object from the Enjoy_v. Note: We already set up the OverlayResources folder in the CityGuide_Issue folder. When you’re creating your own overlays such as videos. Move the object over the “D.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 9 Applying a hyperlink to a rectangle frame 5 Open the Enjoy_h.indd document. 6 Specify 432 for Width and 234 for Height to determine the default size of the overlay object. 2 Select Video on the left side of the dialog box.

Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . 8 Open Enjoy_v. and specify the filename. browse to the Enjoy_Stack folder. and double-click the cyclistmovie_overlay. 10 To replace the Flash logo.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 10 Using the Overlay Creator to create a movie 7 Click Export. and choose From Current Frame from the Poster menu. choose File > Place.swf. and align the image frame to the surrounding objects. Now let’s add the video swf file to the InDesign files. Click Save. such as cyclistmovie_overlay.indd in InDesign CS5. click in the blank area on the page to place the overlay. 9 With the loaded cursor.swf file you created. open the Media panel (choose Window > Interactive > Media). select the placed swf file.

2 Select the seven images between the red arrows. We’ve already added the images to the second page of the vertical “Enjoy” file. You’ll arrange them in a stack. 1 Open Enjoy_v.jpg image that you specified in the Overlay Creator should be displayed. 11 Copy and paste the placed swf overlay object from the Enjoy_v. Center the images between the arrows. and create buttons that navigate through the slides. and then click the Align Horizontal Centers and Align Vertical Centers buttons in the Control panel. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 .PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 11 Using the Media panel to select the FPO Content Image specified in the Overlay Creator The Cyclist.indd file. and turn to page 2. Create a native slideshow Now let’s create an interactive slideshow using the Object States panel. 3 With the images still selected. convert them to a multi-state object.indd file to the Enjoy_h. choose Window > Interactive > Object States to display the Object States panel.indd in InDesign CS5. and then click the Convert Selection To Multi-State Object button.

and then select the red arrow on the left. 5 Click Convert Object To A Button. you need to let users scroll through them. Now that you’ve created the multi-state object.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 12 Images combined into multi-state object Each image appears as a separate state in the Object States panel. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . and then choose Go To Previous State from the plus icon next to Actions. 4 Choose Window > Interactive > Buttons to display the Buttons panel.

convert it to a button. we included additional asset files in the OverlayResources folder to experiment with. Also see “Use native interactive elements” on page 28. Choose Object > Effects > Drop Shadow. and then click OK. 8 Copy and paste the arrows and multi-state object from the Enjoy_v. You can create new pages and place the files you create using the Overlay Creator.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 13 Create navigation buttons Now let’s make the button’s appearance change slightly when the user taps it. For more information on working with other types of overlays. see “Overlay Creator” on page 21. 7 Select the red arrow on the right. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . Each stack contains the following files: PNG file Currently. This file is used for the thumbnail image in the table of contents. 9 Save the InDesign files.indd file. Note: If you want to learn about more interactive objects. Organize file and folder structure The Bundler uses the folder structure to determine which stacks are included in the issue and what they look like.png file. the stack folder must include a 70x70-pixel . Move the arrows below the multi-state object for a better fit. 6 Click [Click] in the Buttons panel. and give it a drop shadow. apply the Go To Next State action.indd file to page 2 of the Enjoy_h.

• To add additional stacks to the issue. the OverlayDemo article includes examples of all the current overlay types.” In that folder.indd and _h. Click Package to save the Enjoy_h Folder in the Enjoy_New folder. • Copy the OverlayResources folder from the the Enjoy_Stack folder to the Enjoy_New folder. and browse to the Enjoy_New folder you just created. Including multiple stacks in the issue will allow you to see how the table of contents works.indd. Folders containing InDesign files and their packaged contents C.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 14 Portrait and landscape InDesign files The stack folder must include _v. The Links folder is where you must include the placeholder overlay files that you create using the Overlay Creator. In this tutorial.” 2 Open the Enjoy_h.png file E. Click OK to dismiss a prompt about document fonts. or they can be in the stack folder and share the Links and Document Fonts folders. These files can be in separate subfolders. it’s a good idea to make sure that all assets used in the files appear in the Links folder and are linked to from the InDesign files.indd and Enjoy_v. Document Fonts The stack folder may also include a Document Fonts folder. click Continue. 1 On your desktop or in another known location. each with their own Links folder. 6 Copy the following files: • Copy the tocCity. Although it isn’t necessary to package the files before creating the issue.indd files in InDesign CS5. create a folder called “Enjoy_New. If a document contains missing links. Overlay Resources folder D. An easy way to create a Links folder is to package an InDesign file containing linked content.indd files (unless you’re creating a single-orientation issue). and follow the same procedure to create a packaged Enjoy_v Folder in the Enjoy_New folder. 3 Save the Enjoy_h. tocCity. Links folder The Links folder contains linked content for both the horizontal and vertical InDesign files. OverlayResources The OverlayResources folder is where the source files for interactive content such as videos and 360° view images must appear. Let’s build a new issue folder from scratch. 5 Save the Enjoy_v. the stack will not be added to the issue. create a new folder called “Tutorial_Issue.png file from the Enjoy_Stack folder to the Enjoy_New folder. and copy the OverlayDemo_Stack and Cover_Stack folders from the TutorialAssets folder. You’ll now package the InDesign files and organize the folders and files properly.indd file and choose File > Package. 4 Click Package. Plus. we’ll create separate folders. A B C D E Proper structure for files A. Stack folder Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . copy the WiFi_Stack folder from the Meridien_Issue folder into the Tutorial_Issue folder. Issue folder B.

you indicate that the stack is an ad. 6 Enter the issue data such as Magazine Title and Issue Title at the bottom of the dialog box. Specify your Adobe ID and password. images files—either PNG or JPEG—are created for each page of every stack. The kicker is the section title of a magazine. The metadata text is displayed in Browse mode on the iPad. Ads don’t appear in the table of contents. All non-interactive content on each page is compressed into these image files. and click Select. 3 Click Bundle. When you bundle content for a server. choose Multiple Files from the Issue pop-up menu. Let’s switch back to Bundle view so that we can bundle the files and upload them to the server. Content Bundler 8 Click Export Issue. 1 Launch the Content Bundler. click Sign In. You can drag a stack to change its order. and all interactive overlays appear on top of these files. and click Sign In. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . 4 Click New. such as “Reviews” or “Editorial. 9 In the Export Options dialog box. Currently. 7 Specify metadata for each of the stacks. browse to the Tutorial_Issue folder.” If you click the cell of the Ads column. when you bundle an issue.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 15 Bundle assets Now that the issue includes stack folders with all the necessary files in place. you’re ready to use the Content Bundler to create a set of issue files that can be uploaded to an Adobe server and subsequently downloaded to the iPad. This metadata is displayed in the Viewer library and in the navigation bar. 5 Make sure that Cover_Stack is at the top of the stack list. The Bundler launches InDesign and prepares the files for the iPad. The Manage tab is displayed. the first page of the first stack is used as the cover. 2 In the Content Bundler.

1 If you have not already done so. you’ll download the content to the iPad directly from the server. Make sure that you are signed in using your Adobe ID. install the Digital Content Preview Tool on your iPad. When you export multiple files. Play the movie and tap the hyperlink to make sure the interactive overlays work. Private. and Use Cover are selected.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 16 The Multiple Files option is required for issue files that are intended to be exported to a server. Export Options dialog box 10 Select Upload To Server After Exporting. 2 On your iPad. View the issue on the iPad In the first tutorial. Drag the Scrubber to scroll through article previews. download and view the issue. • Tap a non-interactive area to display the navigation bars. and remove individual stacks at a later time. and tap the Home button to jump to the beginning of the issue. click the Manage tab in Bundler to view the uploaded issue. make sure that Free. and click Select. In this tutorial. start the Preview Tool. • Browse to the Enjoy article. you can click Open in Bundler. Tap the Browse button in the upper-right corner for a bird’s eye view of the issue with the metadata descriptions you added. and click OK. 12 When the issue is uploaded. and select the project.bprj file. Then you don’t have to re-enter the metadata. Tap the Table of Contents button in the upper-left corner to view the table of contents and thumbnails. • Swipe left and right to view different articles. The Product ID and Status options will become more significant when you can make your issues commercially available to the public. • Rotate the iPad so that you can see both the horizontal and vertical versions of the file. each stack becomes an issue file within a main issue file. If you need to re-bundle the issue. Your iPad must be connected to the internet to download the issue. Swipe up and down to read an article. making it easy to update. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . 11 Specify the location on your computer (such as the Tutorial_Issue folder) where the project files will be saved. you added content to the iPad directly from your desktop. 3 When prompted. add.

and scrollable frames can become interactive on the iPad (see “Use native interactive elements” on page 28). buttons. multi-state objects. sounds. image pans. Back Button C. However. or you can create a single-orientation layout. Animations. Home button B. If you’ve already created a document that you want to repurpose for the web.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 17 A B C D E Adobe Viewer A. and panoramas (see “Overlay Creator” on page 21). If the InDesign files include multiple pages. not in the same document. Create horizontal and vertical documents Creating new InDesign documents for the iPad is usually the easiest approach. Table of Contents button D. you can change settings in the Document Setup dialog box to use a different page size (such as 1024x768) and orientation (portrait or landscape). Scrubber Creating InDesign files Use InDesign CS5 to create layouts for the iPad. users scroll vertically to the next page using the mobile device. hyperlinks. You can create both horizontal and vertical versions of the layout. movies and sounds. The horizontal and vertical layouts must be in separate documents. Users scroll horizontally to move to different articles in the issue. Browse button E. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . and movies you add to InDesign documents are ignored when you bundle the documents for the iPad. You can use the Overlay Creator to add interactive elements such as 360 views.

you may want to package files early in the process and make sure that the interactive overlay files appear in the Links folder. making the layout easier to work in for mobile devices. if you want to allow smooth scrolling. If you prefer. Packaging files is an easy way to make sure that all your placed overlay files appear in a Links subfolder where the Content Bundler can locate them. follow the same procedure to create a second document. choose either Portrait or Landscape. Choose Portrait or Landscape 5 If desired. specify the dimensions of the device reader. you can also use _p and _l suffixes instead of _v and _h. Choosing Web isn’t necessary. 1 In InDesign CS5. you can specify a custom page size (such as 1024 x 3000) to allow more content to be added to the one-page document. If you’ve already created a document with Intent set to Print. When you save the files. 2 For Intent. You then use the Bundler to turn on smooth scrolling for that article.indd. Set Intent to Web B. Depending on your workflow and preferences. Or. For more information. but it turns off Facing Pages and displays the measurements in pixels. such as article_h. The iPad uses 1024 x 768. Package files It’s a good idea to package your InDesign documents before you bundle the assets.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 18 Do not use facing pages in your document—use only one page per spread. A B C Creating a document for a device reader A. choose Web. 4 For Orientation. you cannot change it to Web. 3 For Page Size. choose File > New > Document. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . you may want to package the files just before using the Content Bundler. Specify Page Size C. However. see “Best Practices for Digital Publishing” on page 47. make sure that you include an _v suffix for the vertical (portrait) document and an _h suffix for the horizontal (landscape) document. 6 Design your documents.

4 Specify the location of the packaged folder.indd”) and an InDesign file with a _v suffix (such as “article1_v.indd”). you point to the main issue folder. See “Create a library preview cover” on page 42. and a Document Fonts folder (if the file uses fonts) into a folder.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 19 When you package a file. the . package both versions of the InDesign document. To be included in an issue. InDesign exports the file itself. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . and contains the source overlay assets for all the stacks in the issue. and the Links and Document Fonts folders. a stack must contain a PNG file (such as “tocPreview. and then choose File > Package. If necessary. you have two main choices: Method 1: Combined Links folder Some people prefer keeping the assets for the two InDesign files in the same Links folder. However. each stack should include both an InDesign file with an _h suffix (such as “article1_h.or dualorientation issue. 1 Save the document.png”) for the table of contents thumbnail and either one or two InDesign documents. It is important to following the structure rules to avoid bundling errors. a Links folder. When you bundle assets to be included in an issue. The issue folder consists of one or more stack folders. The OverlayResources is a structural sibling to stack folders. each stack contains the two InDesign files. Using this method. and then click Package. Setting up the folder structure The Content Bundler uses the folder structure and filenaming conventions to determine what is included in an issue. The first page of the first stack is used as the cover of the issue. depending on whether you’re providing a single. 3 Click Continue to skip the printing instructions. and then combine the packaged files into the appropriate folder structure. 2 Make sure there are no missing or modified links.png file. interactive elements are omitted from the cover. Each stack represents an ad or article consisting of one or more pages. Methods for setting up folder structure When setting up the folder structure. If you’re providing a dual-orientation issue.

and the Document Fonts folder. With this method. Source files for all overlays in issue Method 2: Separate Links folders The other approach is to create separate folders for the two InDesign documents. This approach make it easy to use the folders that result from packaging a file (see “Package files” on page 18). with each folder containing an InDesign file. Stack folder B. create separate OverlayResources folders for every stack.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 20 A A B C Shared Links folder method A. Overlay files placed in InDesign C. InDesign files and Links folders in separate folders Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . the Links folder.

jpg. and scrollable frames directly in the InDesign documents.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 21 One advantage to the second method is that you don’t have to move and delete files after packaging. Add multi-state objects for slideshows. you use the Overlay Creator to create SWF files that refer to these assets. panoramas. URL-based hyperlinks and buttons. image pans. and so on) to a Statue360 subfolder. Single-orientation issues If each stack folder in your issue folder contains an InDesign file of only one orientaton—vertical or horizontal—the exported issue file is locked into that orientation. For source files to experiment with. This folder is available on Adobe Labs and the DMP prerelease site. and web views. add all the statue files (statue001. One drawback to this method is that if you create overlays after packaging the files. OverlayResources folder For interactive overlays to work in the Viewer. The Overlay Creator creates special overlay files that can be placed in the InDesign layout and then bundled for the iPad as interactive content. statue002. depending on which method you use to structure your files. If you’re creating an statue that can be rotated 360 degrees. if you are creating a movie for an article on kayaking. For example. Overlay Creator You can add interactive content to an issue using two methods. move the assets to be used for any interactive overlay into their own subfolder of the OverlayResources folder. or duplicate the overlay files in the two different Links folders and then place them separately. The InDesign files still require an _h or _v extension in single-orientation issues. After you add your assets to the OverlayResources subfolder. the source files for the overlays must be included in a subfolder in the OverlayResources folder. see the OverlayDemo_Stack folder in the Tutorial Assets (. you either need to package the files again. if you create stacks with only vertical (768x1024) InDesign files. You then place the SWF files in InDesign. These objects automatically become interactive when bundled (see “Use native interactive elements” on page 28). For example. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . audio. The OverlayResources folder is either a sibling of the stack folders or a child of each stack folder. add the kayak. You cannot mix single-orientation and dual-orientation stacks in an issue.mp4 file to a KayakMovie subfolder in the OverlayResources folder.zip) folder. You can also use the Interactive Overlay Creator to create interactive elements such as 360° views. 1 If you haven’t already done so.jpg. The overlay SWF files must appear in the Links folder of the documents in which they are placed. video. that orientation remains in place even if the user rotates the iPad.

select Fill With Background Color. (FPO stands for “for placement only. If you’re playing a video. the FPO Content Image does not appear automatically. Click Save. web view. video. the interactive object maintains the same state. open the Media panel (choose Window > Interactive > Media). rotating the iPad will continue playing the video if the IDs are the same. Some options appear for each interactive element. select From Current Frame from the Poster menu to display the image. 4 Click Export. When you place the exported SWF file in InDesign. Auto Start Begin playing the audio. Specify a Delay value to delay auto start by the specified amount after the page is loaded. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . Only one object will play. That way. Avoid auto starting multiple objects of the same type (such as two audio files). The IDs for overlays for the horizontal and vertical versions of the InDesign documents should be the same. use the File > Place command to place the exported . or 360 viewer object when the page is loaded. Click the Preview button to display the overlay content. Specify a location of the file (such as the Links folder in the stack folder). and type a name for the file (such as slideshow_overlay. if you rotate the iPad. you can specify an image from a movie that has a play button.”) For example. Width/Height Specify the size (in pixels) of the overlay object that you will later place in InDesign.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 22 Sample OverlayResources folder 2 Launch the Overlay Creator application. and choose None or From Current Frame from the Poster menu. If you use the same ID for two or more overlays in the document. and specify the appropriate options. FPO Content Image Click Browse and specify a file to provide the image used to indicate that the area is interactive. In the Media panel. To remove this icon. ID Specify any ID name that is different from the IDs of other interactive overlays used in the issue. 5 In InDesign. and select the color. even if they have different assets and settings.swf). The FPO image you specify does not need to be in the OverlayResources folder. 3 Select the type of interactive element on the left side of the dialog box. By default. Assets or URL Specify the URL destination or the asset files used as the source files for the interactive overlay object. only one of the overlays will be interactive.swf file in the InDesign documents. Background Color If you want the overlay object you place in InDesign to include a background color. the SWF overlay file will include a Flash icon.

You can use a number of different methods to create images of a 3D object. While the 360 Viewer is designed primarily for rotating objects. 360 Viewer The 360 Viewer lets users rotate an object 360 degrees on the mobile device. the overlay SWF files should appear in the Links folders. click Browse. such as Tower001. and so on. Creating a 360-degree view of an object Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . You can use Google SketchUp to draw a 3D model and export the images. In the Overlay Creator.jpg.jpg. The image files should have the same root name with ascending suffixes. You can use Adobe Flash® Professional to export frames from an animation. Place the source images in a subfolder in the OverlayResources folder. with each image rotated by a few degrees. and click Select. Tower002.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 23 When you bundle the issue. locate the folder containing the images. and the source assets should remain in the OverlayResources folder. you can use it as a way of progressing through any sequence of images. One method is to use Adobe Photoshop® Extended to create images of a 3D object. You can also use a 3D authoring application to generate images of a 3D model.

Allow Swipe Allow the user to swipe the object to move through the sequence of images. without any concept of a starting or stopping point. Reverse Image Order Select this option to reverse the Auto Play/Tap spin direction of the object. If you select Stop at First/Last Image. Tap to Play/Pause. Audio Place the audio file you want to play in a subfolder in the OverlayResources folder. If this option is not selected.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 24 You can change the following settings: Auto Start Play the object when the page is loaded (or after the specified delay amount). Loop Play the object continuously. If you don’t have audio assets other than the MP3 file. MP3 file Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . Stop at First/Last Image When this option is selected. If Allow Swipe is not selected. When deselected. Double-tap to Restart Allow tap gestures to play and pause the object and double-tap gestures to reset the object. Proxy image for audio object C. Controller skins B. you may want the first and last images to be identical. Speed Change the speed of the object’s rotation in frames per second. either Auto Start or Tap to Play/Pause must be selected. Stop at First/Last Image allows the 360 view to cycle continously. A B C Creating an audio overlay A. click the Browse button next to URL and specify the MP3 file. The minimum number is 1 (1 frame per second) and the maximum number is 30. the object stops at the last image when scrolling forward or the first image when scrolling backwards. The audio file must be an MP3 file. the object can be activated only by Auto Start or swiping.

png AudioAsset005_play. Click the Browse button next to Assets to select the folder containing the audio files. Navigating to another article stops and resets the audio. For example. The image you want to use should appear in a subfolder in the OverlayResources folder. click Browse to select the folder containing the image you want to use. you can place the Image Pan overlay over a window in an image of a room and let users pan (move) the image to see outside the window and zoom in or out. Large images increase the file size. it cannot be masked.png button is displayed. When the user initiates the audio. In the Overlay Creator. the Overlay Creator requires a set of six images. These images each must have either a _pause.png AudioAsset005_pause. the AudioAsset003_play. The _play and _pause buttons represent progressive states of a status bar. Specify the Viewport Offset values to define the initial view area.png AudioAsset001_pause. They can rotate the view 360 degrees and zoom in on the instrument panels. place the . you can create a Panorama effect that lets viewers see the inside of an airplane’s cockpit. For example. You can also select Auto Start to begin playing the audio when the page is loaded (or after the specified delay). AudioAsset001_proxy. Here is an example of a set of controller skin files. Specify the Width and Height values to define the size of the view area. it is played immediately while allowing the user to continue to read the content in the current article. To create a Panorama effect. If you begin with a full panorama image (sometimes called an equirectangular image or a 360 panorama). which represent the six inner sides of a cube.png AudioAsset002_pause.png AudioAsset003_play. Currently. Panorama The Panorama overlay provides the illusion of viewing an image from the inside out.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 25 If you want a controller skin with Play and Pause buttons to appear while the audio clip is playing.png files in the same folder as the MP3 file.png In this example. For example. when your audio is played half way. Image Pan Use the Image Pan overlay to display a large image in a small area and allow the user to pan and zoom the image within that area. create memory problems. Make sure that the original image has the exact dimensions you want to use.png AudioAsset004_play.png (proxy image) AudioAsset001_play. you may want users to be able to pan an 1024-by-1024 pixel image within a 200-by-200 pixel view area.png AudioAsset004_pause. Note: For best results. _play. or _proxy suffix to determine their behavior.png AudioAsset002_play. See “Create scrollable frames” on page 32. the view area must be rectangular. The key to creating a panorama is getting the necessary images. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . You can also create a frame in which you can scroll the content vertically or horizontally. and in some instances during this beta release.png AudioAsset003_pause. you need to convert it to six cube images based on that cross image. avoid using an image larger than 1024-by-1024 pixels.

PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 26 A B C Creating a panorama A. 5 4 1 2 3 6 If you need to divide a panoramic cross image into separate images. Panorama on iPad If you begin with a horizontal cross image. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . follow this pattern. Panorama image converted to inner six sides of cube C. you can use Photoshop or a screen capture utility to create the six required images. Original panorama image B.

Drag the panorama image image into the Input area of Pano2VR. Users can see the web page content in the view area without having to display a separate in-app browser. use a positive value for Button in the Overlay Creator.) Once you obtain the six files you need for your panorama. Rotation X determines the initial tilt (up and down) view. Pano2VR is also useful for determining the upper and lower limit values for panorama images that include blank spots at the top and bottom. and look at the Tilt value as you drag the image. it can display a different image. click Modify under Viewing Parameters. Currently. If you want to tilt the image two-thirds towards the top and bottom.html file and associated folders appear in a subfolder in the OverlayResources folder. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . For example. The local HTML file can check for a connection and display a web page if there is a connection. compatible with Apple iTunes. 1. Install and start Pano2VR. Click Convert Input. You can specify a URL or a local HTML file. Use the Play Full Screen setting to determine whether the video is played within its bounding area on the page or in full-screen mode. You can download Pano2VR here: http://gardengnomesoftware.264 encoding. Video Place the video file you want to play in a subfolder in the OverlayResources folder. choose Cube Faces from the Type menu.html file. After you drag in the image. If there isn’t a connection. create relative links to the files in this subfolder. such as a subfolder in the OverlayResources folder. If you specify a local HTML file. In the . If you want to rotate the image two-thirds towards the back in both directions. you may want to allow a full rotation of the X axis but limit the Y axis (tilt) so that the top of bottom of the cockpit cannot be seen. can be included in the exported issue. Specifying a local HTML file can be useful for providing an alternate image in case the user’s iPad isn’t connected to the web. including images and scripts. You can change Panorama settings in the Overlay Creator to limit the range of view and the zoom capabilities. specify values of 60. specify values of 120. select Show Limits and select Ignore Limits In Preview. All files in that subfolder. The video must be an MP4 file with h. Full screen movies should be set to 1024 pixels wide. (For the negative Tilt value that appears in Pano2VR when you scroll to the bottom of the image.com/pano2vr_download. and specify this folder using the Overlay Creator.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 27 Creating Panorama Assets Using Pano2VR You can use a third-party tool called Pano2VR to convert an equirectangular panorama image into the six images required by the Overlay Creator. choose PNG for format type. Click Convert to generate the six files. 4. move them to a subfolder in the OverlayResources folder. 3. while Rotation Y determines the initial rotation (left and right). Left and Right values have a range of 0 to 180. Top and Bottom values have a range of 0 to 90. as is the case with URL-based hyperlink overlays.php 2. make sure that the . You can select Auto Start to begin playing the video when the page is loaded (or after the specified delay). You can also specify settings in the Initial View area to determine the starting view of the object. Web View The Web View overlay lets you display a web page within a view area. and specify a known folder where the PNG files will be saved. you cannot specify a URL to stream a video from the web. if you’re showing the inside of a cockpit.

Example: mailto:username@mail. use the Hyperlinks panel to add hyperlinks. to a different article. specify a mobile URL (such as http://mobile. 4 In the Link To menu. see Create hyperlinks in InDesign CS5 Help. If this option is not selected. Scale Content to Fit If this option is selected. users can interact with the web page.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 28 For best results. For additional details on creating hyperlinks. 2 Open the Hyperlinks panel (Window > Interactive > Hyperlinks). If this option is deselected. buttons. 3 In the Hyperlinks panel. the web view background is used. Allow User Interaction If this option is selected. Example: http://www. multi-state objects. Use Transparent Background If this option is selected. or to a different page in the same article or a different one.com Email Tapping an Email hyperlink launches the Mail app with the To field filled in.com File Tapping a File hyperlink jumps to a different article within the issue. and the html page may be cropped. For example. the web page is displayed at the same size it would appear in the iPad Safari browser. Auto Start Select Auto Start to load the web page when the page is loaded on the iPad.adobe. the transparent background in a web page is preserved.com/).twitter. and scrollable frames that you add to your document and make them interactive. and then click OK: URL Tapping a URL hyperlink displays a web page. the web page is scaled to fit within the size specified in the overlay file. Use native interactive elements The Content Bundler can detect hyperlinks. they can tap a hyperlink to jump to a different web page. Create interactive hyperlinks In InDesign. Jumping to a page in a different article Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . You can use the Script Label panel to customize these interactive elements. Creating hyperlinks is especially useful for jumping to a webpage. choose New Hyperlink from the panel menu. specify any of the following options. Page Tapping a Page hyperlink jumps to a different page within the article or to a page within a different article. 1 Select the frame or text that you want to use as a hyperlink.

and click the Convert Object To Button icon. you can use the Script Label panel to change settings similar to the Hyperlink settings in the Overlay Creator. and change its appearance. However. (There is no reason to support the [Rollover] state on a mobile device. or you can create buttons that move to different slides in a slideshow. Create interactive buttons You can create interactive buttons that navigate through articles. 3 For Event. there is currently no interface for changing settings.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 29 Navto Tapping a Navto hyperlink jumps to a different article. This option is disabled by default. Go To First Page. you cannot change settings for text hyperlinks. add left and right arrow images. select the hyperlink or button object. make sure the [Click] state is the same size as the [Normal] state. Go to Previous State. Supported hyperlinks actions Go To Destination. If you’re creating a button that jumps to a different slides. select the object. click [Click] under Appearance. All other actions are currently not supported. and Go To Page. 2 Choose Window > Utilities > Script Label to open the Script Label panel. If you create a hyperlink destination with a Page type (not Text Anchor). 2 Open the Buttons panel (Window > Interactive > Buttons). Go To Last Page. 5 If you want the button appearance to change when it’s tapped. and then type lines in the Script Label panel. use the Buttons panel to convert objects to buttons. On Release is the only supported button event. These actions are useful for moving to different images in a slideshow. For best results. 1 In InDesign. create a text frame or place an image that refers to the website. The Text Anchor hyperlink is not supported. For example. The [Click] state is used as the down state when the user taps the button. Go To URL.) Change hyperlink and button settings If you don’t want to use the default settings for hyperlinks and buttons. Require confirmation for external links Determine whether a prompt appears if a user taps the hyperlink. Example: HL_reqNavConfirm=yes View in context Determine whether the hyperlink is viewed in a web view within the Viewer or in Safari. create the object that will be used as the button. The Go to Destination action is useful for jumping to an InDesign document in another stack. Example: HL_openInApp=yes Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . This option is enabled by default (the browser launches within the Viewer app). you can jump to that page. Buttons can have only one action. similar to the Page and File options. and Go to State. In InDesign. Currently. if you want the button to jump to a website. choose On Release. 1 In InDesign. 4 Click the plus sign next to Action and select a supported action. Note: The Script Label panel is not available for text hyperlinks. Supported multi-state object actions Go to Next State.

you can change the slideshow’s default settings. (For details. When you click the object again. and convert the stack to a multi-state object. 2 Choose Window > Utilities > Script Label to open the Script Label panel. see “Create a multi-state object slide show” in InDesign CS5 Help. however. Auto Start is disabled by default. interactive objects on a state are not supported. by adding lines to the Script Label panel. you can cause the slideshow to start automatically when the page is turned to. Changing the [Click] state corresponds to the “select” object when using the Overlay Creator to create slideshows.) Change slideshow settings There is currently no interface for changing the settings of a slideshow. and change its appearance.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 30 Note: These values are case-sensitive. However. if the [Normal] state button has a black frame and the [Click] state has a red frame. and then type lines in the Script Label panel. but interactive objects on a state currently lose their interactivity when bundled.” Use the Script Label panel to change hyperlink settings 3 Click outside the object. Auto Start When Auto Start is enabled. click [Click] under Appearance. For example. 2 Create navigation buttons that browse through the states in the multi-state object. For example. a red frame appears when the button is selected. Each state can have multiple objects. use the Object States panel (Window > Interactive > Object States) to create a slideshow. the lines should appear. 3 If you want the button appearance to change when it’s tapped. and you can allow the user to swipe to turn from slide to slide. Create interactive slideshows Each state. You can use “yes” or “true” and “no” or “false. SS_autoStart=yes Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . You can use the Go to State action to refers to a specific slide. 1 In InDesign. the slideshow begins playing when the page is turned to. (The [Rollover] state setting is ignored. 1 Select the multi-state object. can contain multiple objects. align them in a stack. or slide. because there is no such thing as a rollover on a mobile device. you insert images.) When you create a multi-state object. or you can use the Go to Next State and Go to Previous State actions.

SS_circularViewEnabled=yes Loop If either Auto Start or Tap to Play is enabled. SS_crossFadeImagesDelay=2 Tap to Play/Pause.125 seconds and 60 seconds. This option is enabled by default. SS_drawHighlight=yes Highlight Color Specify the highlight color of the selected button (this option currently has no effect). Crossfade is enabled by default. SS_autoStartDelay=5 Slide Duration If Auto Start is enabled. Double-tap to Restart When enabled. a loop value of 3 auto-plays 4 times. This option is disabled by default. the slideshow plays the images in reverse order. SS_loopCount=-1 Reverse Image Order When enabled. you can enable Loop to play the slideshow continuously. If auto-play is greater than 0. This value applies to both auto-running and manually advanced slideshows. If the value equals 0. This option is disabled by default. The value is 0. You can specify a value between 0. Slide Duration is 2 seconds by default. SS_swipeEnabled=yes Stop at First/Last Image You can determine whether the slideshow stops playing or continues when the last slide is reached going forward or the first slide is reached going backwards. SS_crossFadeImages=yes Crossfade Duration If Crossfade Images is enabled. the slide duration determines the amount of time each slide is displayed before the transition to the next slide. the slideshow auto-plays continuously. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . the slideshow auto-plays the specified number of additional loops. In other words. you can ensure that the slideshow has the same ID for both vertical and horizontal. Double-tapping restarts the slideshow.5 seconds by default. SS_autoTransitionDuration=5 Crossfade Images Provide a fade transition when viewing the next button. The default value is 0. if you’re on slide 3 when you rotate the iPad. If the value is less than 0. Specify a value from 0 to 60 seconds. this setting lets the user swipe to move from slide to slide. specify the amount of time it takes to transition from one slide to another. That way. you’ll still be on slide 3. this setting lets users tap to play and pause an auto- running slideshow. you can set a delay value that specifies the amount of time between the page being loaded and the slideshow starting. SS_tapEnabled=yes Allow Swipe When enabled. SS_selectedHighlight=#000000 where the number requires a hex number for a color. If Default Selected is enabled. SS_defaultSelected=yes Draw Highlight Create a highlight color for the selected button (this option currently has no effect). This option is disabled by default.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 31 Auto Start Delay If Auto Start is enabled. This option is disabled by default. such as #FF0000 (Red) and #009900 (Green) Matching ID By adding this line. SS_reverseImageOrder=no Default Selected Determine whether the top state of the multi-state object appears when the page is loaded. the top state appears when the page is loaded. the slideshow auto-plays only once.

SS_tapEnabled=yes. For example. SS_reverseImageOrder=no. users can swipe to scroll. SS_autoStartDelay=0. SS_crossFadeImages=yes. make the width of the container frame and the content frame identical. you can create a cooking page with a list of ingredients and a set of instructions. SS_autoTransitionDuration=2. SS_defaultSelected=yes. Rather than turning to the next page to see the full set of ingredients or instructions.5. SS_selectedHighlight=#000000. 2 Create two objects—a scrollable container frame and a content frame that contains the scrollable content. The layer name is case-sensitive. For best results. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . create a layer called Scrollable Content. make sure you type the layer name accurately. SS_autoStart=yes. SS_circularViewEnabled=yes.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 32 SS_slideshowOverlayID=ID (where ID is an ID name such as slideshow1) You can copy and paste the following section into the Script Label panel and edit it: SS_slideshowOverlayID=mySlideshow. SS_loopCount=-1. SS_swipeEnabled=yes. 1 In the Layers panel. The content frame should not include overset text. SS_crossFadeImagesDelay=0. SS_drawHighlight=no. Create scrollable frames You can create a scrollable frame that lets users scroll down to view more content.

You can change the size of the pasteboard in InDesign preferences. rename both the container frame and the content frame so that they have the same name. Scrollable content on iPad If you want to display use objects in the scrollable frame—such as a text frame. Container frame C. However. Scrollable content frame B. and a caption—arrange these objects vertically and group them. make part of the frame touch the document page. such as “Ingredients. packaging the files will omit any linked objects. The container frames—or any other object—should not be on the Scrollable Content layer. Note: To keep the scrollable content from interfering with your layout.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 33 A B C D Scrollable content A. if the scrollable content is placed entirely on the pasteboard.” Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . Layers panel D. an image. 3 Move the scrollable content frame to the Scrollable Content layer. you can place it on the pasteboard or on a hidden layer. 4 In the Layers panel. Only scrollable content frames should appear on the Scrollable Content layer. To include the linked files.

lets you include or suppress native hyperlinks and slideshows. That way. You can control the appearance of the hyperlinks and slideshows in these rasterized images by creating a config text file and saving it in the InDesign application folder. “Thumbnails” refers to the Browse icon images. The page thumbnails that appear when the user taps the Browse button or uses the scrubber at the bottom of the mobile device are also rasterized images.config. AssetPass. make sure that Paste Remembers Layers is selected in the Layers panel menu. Example: SuppressOverlayTypesForAssets: slideshow SuppressOverlayTypesForThumbnails: hyperlink SuppressOverlayTypesForScrubbers: slideshow. and “Scrubbers” refers to images that appear when the user drags the scrubber. ScrubberPass If you type a minus sign before the overlay type. SuppressOverlayTypesForAssets: <slideshow. called NativeOverlays. The group and an object in the group can have the same name. that overlay type will not be suppressed. hyperlink> SuppressOverlayTypesForScrubbers: <slideshow. Click the object. If you suppress overlays. Control the appearance of hyperlinks and slideshows in the Viewer When users are browsing through an issue on the mobile device. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . -hyperlink ResetHyperlinksToTopState: All ResetSlideshowsToTopState: ThumbnailPass. reset settings do not apply. 1 Open a text editor. All> ResetSlideshowsToTopState: < ThumbnailPass. If the scrollable content is a group. ResetSlideshowsToTopState resets the multi-state object to the top state of the multi-state object in the InDesign document. 2 Add one or more of the following lines. Note: Another way to create a scrollable frame is to select a graphics frame that contains an image and apply this line to the Script Label panel: SS_WebViewOverlayContainer=yes. click the arrow to the left of the layer to expand it. 4 Move the NativeOverlays. and then click again. pause. All> “Asset” refers to the main pages. rename the group. hyperlink> SuppressOverlayTypesForThumbnails: <slideshow. This file.config file to the InDesign application folder using one of these methods: Windows Move the config file to the same level as the InDesign. Type to replace the selection. If ResetHyperlinksToTopState and ResetSlideshowsToTopState are not specified. The graphics frame is the container frame. 3 Save the file with the name.exe file. NativeOverlays. hyperlink> ResetHyperlinksToTopState: <ThumbnailPass. you don’t have to re-create the Scrollable Content layer. ResetHyperlinksToTopState means that any button with a Go to URL action displays the [Normal] state instead of the [Click] state. AssetPass.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 34 To rename an object in the Layers panel. The graphics frame and the image should have the same width. and the content (such as an image that is longer than the frame) is the scrollable content frame. ScrubberPass. the default behavior is to reset to top states for both slideshows and hyperlinks.config. When you copy and paste the objects from one document to another. ScrubberPass. the horizontal and vertical pages they see are actually rasterized images of each page of the InDesign document.

2 Launch the Content Bundler. Once the layouts have been packaged into the . Content Bundler 5 Specify metadata for each stack.issue file is a compressed file format that contains vertical and horizontal magazine layouts. for example. install the Digital Publishing for InDesign Plug-in (.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 35 Mac OS Select the Adobe InDesign CS5 application icon. Bundle an issue 1 If you have not already done so. The Content Bundler launches InDesign and prepares the files for the iPad. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 .zxp). right click and go to Show Package Contents.issue format will be renamed . and associated assets.issue format. The items you add in the metadata fields determine what appears in Browse mode on the iPad. and click Select. The WIRED Reader. metadata. is the first instance of a publisher-branded Viewer. The . 3 Click New. Move the config file to the Content > MacOS folder. 4 Drag the stacks to move them to the desired order. The Bundler requires this plug-in. browse to the issue folder that contains the stacks. The stacks appear in the stack title list. This . Content Bundler The Digital Content Bundler converts the InDesign files and assets to an issue file that can be uploaded for viewing on a mobile device such as an iPad.folio in the shipping version. code to enable interactivity. the file is then rendered and displayed to the end-user using a publisher-branded Viewer.

specify the folder where you want the project files to be saved and click Select. 9 Specify a location of the issue file or files. and click OK. type the name of the file and click Save. you may want to change the order of stacks or edit the metadata. Title E. Issue Title. 8 Specify the settings in the Export Options dialog box. For the iPad. Exporting the issue file (or clicking Save) saves a project. Dimension Specify the dimension of the exported issue. Description B. • Single File Choose Single File from the Issue pop-up menu if you want to create a single . Publication Date. you’ll need to bundle the files again. See “Create a metadata sidecar file for the Bundler” on page 37. Issue Choose Single File or Multiple Files. click it and click the Switch To Thumbnail View button.bprj file in the issue folder.issue file that you can manually add (sideload) to the Preview Tool. However. For example. Click the Switch To List View button to exit previewing. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . and Issue Description at the bottom of the dialog box. such as “Reviews. Tags C. determine whether each stack scrolls by snapping to the page or continuously. if you need to edit the layout or add overlays. 7 Click Export Issue. You can view both the Portrait and Landscape versions.xml. The issue metadata is displayed in the navigation bar and in the Viewer library. For a single file.” “Features. Kicker D. Issue Number. Export Options settings The following settings appear in the Export Options dialog box. In the Smooth Scrolling column.” or “Editorial.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 36 A B C D E Browse mode on iPad A. Byline The kicker is the section title of a magazine. For multiple files. choose 1024x768. If you frequently update and test your bundled issue.” In the Ads column. click the cell to indicate which stacks are advertisements. Ads do not appear in the table of contents.) Note: To preview a stack. You can open this file later to export the issue again. 6 Enter the issue metadata for Magazine Title. (Issue Number has no purpose in the Viewer. you can avoid typing the same metadata repeatedly by creating a metadata file called sidecar. You can use different scrolling methods for portrait and landscape orientations.

Using the Page tool to change the page size is not currently supported. In the Bundler.issue files for each stack as well as a parent . To avoid this problem.issue file. However. use the New Document or Document Setup dialog box to specify the page size.xml file with two articles Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . Note: If the article with Smooth Scrolling is the first stack in the issue. choose an option such as Vertical Only or Both Directions on the right side of the dialog box. if you create a long document. If you want to reduce file size at the possible expense of image fidelity. such as 768x2000. choose JPEG. specify the JPEG Quality. Image Format Choose Automatic if you want to let the Bundler determine whether to export the pages as JPEG or PNG. scrolling through an article works on a page by page basis. Use a text editor or an XML editor to create a sidecar. the InDesign document for that orientation is required to have only a single page.xml file with metadata for each article or ad. you can turn on Smooth Scrolling in the Bundler to let users scroll through that long document. create a different cover for the issue.xml file in the root issue folder. the issue cover will appear compressed when viewed in the library. In InDesign . Increased quality increases the file size. See “Upload content to an Adobe server” on page 39. you may want users to scroll through a Credits page at the end of a magazine. When Smooth Scrolling is enabled for an orientation of a stack. It’s especially useful if you need to rebundle a large issue multiple times or use similar metadata for different issues. Use Smooth Scrolling to enable long pages By default. Create a metadata sidecar file for the Bundler The metadata sidecar file is an optional method for entering stack metadata and having it loaded into the Bundler.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 37 • Multiple Files Choose Multiple Files from the Issue pop-up menu if you want to upload the content to a test server. JPEG Quality If Automatic or JPEG is selected for Image Format. See “Create a library preview cover” on page 42. Save the sidecar. For example. This option creates individual . Sidecar.

tag2</tags> <isAd>false</isAd> <smoothScrolling>never</smoothScrolling> </entry> <entry> <folderName>Stack Two</folderName> <articleTitle>article 2</articleTitle> <byline>byline</byline> <author>author</author> <kicker>kicker</kicker> <description>description</description> <tags>tag1. The XML Data option is not available for the Mac OS versions of Excel.” the ad does not appear in the table of contents.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?> <sidecar> <entry> <folderName>Stack One</folderName> <articleTitle>title</articleTitle> <byline>byline</byline> <author>author</author> <kicker>kicker</kicker> <description>description</description> <tags>tag1.” If the value is “true.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 38 Valid <isAd> values are “true” and “false. Valid <smoothScrolling> values include “always. You can copy and paste the following section into a text editor and edit it: <?xml version="1.” which means scrolling snaps to pages.” “portrait.” “landscape.” and “never.” The default is “never. However. you can use Microsoft Windows Office Excel. The order of the <entry> sections determines the order of the articles in your project when you first create your project. Author and Byline are redundant. make sure that you export using the XML Data option rather than the XML Spreadsheet. it is moved below those that are listed. Note: Instead of using a text editor. If an article’s folder name does not appear in the sidecar. Use the same entry. tag2</tags> <isAd>false</isAd> <smoothScrolling>never</smoothScrolling> </entry> </sidecar> Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 .

To prevent problems in the Preview Tool. do not select both Retail and Private. and click Update.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 39 Upload content to an Adobe server Adobe set up a server for you to test uploading and downloading issues. these settings have little or no effect. When you export multiple files. See “Troubleshooting digital publishing tools” on page 43. The issues and other support files are uploaded to the server and saved in the destination folder. the ability to manage issues is limited. create or open an issue folder. See “Create a library preview cover” on page 42. and click Export Issue. 6 On your iPad. make sure that your Adobe ID is valid. 5 In Bundler. The Manage tab shows all the issues you’ve uploaded to the server.issue files. To specify a different cover. 2 Click Bundle. and click Select. and click Sign In. and download and view the issue. 1 In Bundler. and Private options are significant when you make your issues commercially available to the public. each stack is an issue within a main issue. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . The Product ID. the first page of the first stack is used as the cover. do any of the following: Remove Select one or more uploaded issues and click Remove to delete the issue from the server. 4 Specify a destination folder on your computer for the issue files to be saved. When the issue is ready for the commercial release. change the status from Free to Retail (if you’re charging money for the issue) and from Private to Public. making it easy to update and manage the stacks. Click Upload. and specify a folder containing cover images. the only way to download an issue is to log in using the same Adobe ID as the person who uploaded the issue. download and open the Preview Tool. click the Manage tab to view the uploaded issue. Specify your Adobe ID and password. All issues are essentially free and private—you can only download issues to your iPad that have been uploaded using your Adobe ID. Upload Click Upload and specify the issue folder you want to upload. The Multiple Files option is required for issue files that are intended to be exported to a server. Upload works only if you have exported an issue using the Multiple Files option but have not uploaded to the server. the first page of the first stack is used as the cover of the uploaded issue. click Sign In. and then specify the folder containing the exported (and not uploaded) . ❖ In the Manage tab of the Bundler. 3 In the Export Options dialog box. an "Error During Download" message appears because there is no purchase receipt for this "Retail" issue. doing this does not delete the issue from the iPad. sign in with your Adobe ID if prompted. and click OK. If you cannot sign in using your Adobe ID. When you try to download with the Preview Tool. Change Cover By default. If Use Cover is selected. Instructions for using these options are provided in a separate user guide. However. Manage uploaded issues During this initial Labs release. Although you can change the status from Free to Retail or Private to Public. click Change Cover. Note: Avoid setting the status to both Retail and Private. Status. The Manage tab is displayed. leave the statuses set to Free and Private. For this release. choose Multiple Files from the Issue pop-up menu. select Upload To Server After Exporting. Status Unless you’re submitting your issue for commercial release.

and the Preview Tool lets you download that content. which appears as “Adobe Preview” on your iPad. Browse mode Download the Digital Content Preview Tool 1 On your iPad. see “Viewer troubleshooting” on page 46. You will be able to create a single-issue Viewer or a multiple-issue Viewer that allows users to download issues as they become available. Download issues from the test server 1 Use the Bundler to upload content to the test server. 3 Sync your iPad so that the Preview Tool app is added to iTunes. At this stage. you can download only the content that has been uploaded using your Adobe ID. For commercial distribution. To share content with other users. See “Upload content to an Adobe server” on page 39. 3 To sign in. app name. A generic version of the Viewer is called the Adobe Digital Content Preview Tool. create and sideload . If you sign in using your Adobe ID. Article displayed B. and sign in using a verified Adobe ID. 4 When prompted.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 40 Adobe Content Viewer The Adobe Content Viewer is an application that is installed on a mobile device such as an iPad. If you cannot sign in. Members of the DMP prerelease site can request to make content available to consumers through the Apple Store. the Bundler lets you upload content to the fulfillment server. start the Adobe Preview app. 2 Start the Adobe Preview app. splash screen. iPad areas A. and other identifying information. Table of contents C. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . make sure that your iPad is connected to the internet and log in using an Adobe ID.issue files. 2 On your iPad. download the Digital Content Preview Tool from the App Store. publisher id. you will be able to customize the Viewer to include your own icon. download the content you uploaded.

The Preview Tool displays preview images of each issue in the library. If you used the Content Bundler to create a single . The Preview Tool application is added to the Apps section of the iTunes library.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 41 Add (sideload) custom issues to the Preview Tool manually The Preview Tool is a standalone iPad application that can display the issues you create.issue files into the Adobe Preview Documents area to add issues.issue file to the iPad (scroll down to view this section) 4 Click the Add button. You can also drag . When it’s finished downloading. 1 If you have not already done so. 3 In the Apps tab. and then click the Apps tab. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 .issue file you created. You can add more issues. you can manually add it to the Preview Tool from your desktop through a process called “sideloading”. add those as well. (You may need to restart the Preview Tool and tap the Home button to display the library. scroll down to the File Sharing section. tap Download to download the current issue. install the Digital Content Preview Tool in iTunes and on your iPad. tap the Adobe Preview app. and browse to the . A placeholder issue is added to the Preview Tool automatically.issue file. 2 Select your iPad name in the Devices section of iTunes.) 6 When prompted. Click Choose. Click Adobe Preview under Apps. If you’ve created library preview files. Adding the . tap View. 5 On your iPad.

• Swipe up and down to read an article. Scrubber Create a library preview cover Each issue added to Viewer is represented by a preview image. • Tap interactive areas to play movies. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . rotate 360 images. • Tap a non-interactive area to display the navigation bars. However. Use can use two methods to change the cover: • Use the Change Cover option on the Manage tab of the Bundler to select different covers. When you upload content to the server. Drag the Scrubber to scroll through article previews. any interactive objects that appear on the first page of the first stack are omitted from the library preview cover. Tap the Back button to return to the previous view. Swipe left and right to switch to a different article. Back Button C. A B C D E Adobe Viewer A. Table of Contents button D. Tap the Table of Contents icon in the upper-left corner to view the table of contents. the first page of the first stack can be used as the cover. and activate other interactive items. Tap the Home icon to jump to the beginning of the issue. Browse button E.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 42 Navigate in the Viewer • Rotate the iPad to display either the horizontal or vertical version of the file. Home button B. Tap the Browse icon in the upper-right corner for a bird’s eye view of the issue.

issue files.zxp) file again. Click Adobe Preview under Apps. Then click the Upload button on the Manage tab of the Bundler and specify the folder containing the .png files: [issue name]_proxy_h. browse to C:\Program Files<(x86)>\Adobe\Adobe Extension Manager CS5.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 43 • Replace the cover_h.zxp) in Window 7. Please contact the application author for assistance. If you re-bundle the image. 4 Double-click InDesign Plugin (.png files. 1 Connect your iPad to your computer. Export the files locally. scroll down to the File Sharing section. select “Run this program as an administrator” option. you may get an error message that says you do not have the appropriate permissions to install.png [issue name]_proxy_v.png files should be 1024x768 and 768x1024. Click Delete to confirm. You can use . and edit or replace the cover_h. 3 Click the Compatibility tab.png and cover_v. exit Extension Manager and do the following: 1 In Windows Explorer. 4 Select all the files in the Adobe Preview Documents area. 3 In the Apps tab. To do this. use this method to remove all issues. and then click the Apps tab. export the issue file with the Multiple Files option select.exe and choose Properties. When you sideload content. both cover files are created. 2 Right-click Adobe Extension Manager CS5. Use this format to name the .png The . Installation troubleshooting Error message while installing the InDesign plug-in in Windows 7 When installing Digital Publishing Plug-in for InDesign (.png files as preview images. Remove issues from the Preview Tool If you cannot delete individual issues from the Preview Tool on the iPad. Add these files to iTunes using the same method you use to sideload .issue files. please post a note on the user forum. You may want to replace that cover page. the following error message may appear: “This application cannot be installed because this installer has been mis-configured. but don’t upload to the server. but one of the cover files may be blank. To allow the Extension Manager to install the plug-in. Troubleshooting digital publishing tools If you experience other problems not listed here. the issue name is used as the cover.png and cover_v. one for horizontal preview and one for vertical. Cannot install the Content Bundler or Overlay Creator While installing the Bundler or Overlay Creator.png files that appear in the project folder. 2 Select your iPad name in the Devices section of iTunes. In a single-orientation issue. turn off Use Cover in the Export Options dialog box so that the edited cover files don’t get overwritten. and click OK. and then press Backspace or Delete.” Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 .

Cannot install the InDesign plug-in If the installation process of the Digital Publishing plug-in for InDesign fails. you may be able to install the plug-ins manually. 1 Delete the Content Bundler application from Windows Explorer or Mac OS Finder. 1 Change the file extension from “.apln Resources folder: winartifact:release:plug-ins:graphics:DigitalPublishing Resources (Mac OS) macartifact:release:plug-ins:graphics:Digital Publishing.apln Resource Folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign CS5\Plug-ins\Graphics\(DigitalPublishing Resources) Macintosh: macartifact:release:plug-ins:graphics:Digital Publishing. (In Windows. it may be a problem with the AIR application. use the Control Panel to uninstall.zip.InDesignPlugin 4 Manually copy the respective plug-in file (and resources in Windows) to the following folders: (Windows) C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign CS5\Plug-ins\Graphics (Mac OS) Applications:Adobe InDesign CS5:Plug-ins:Graphics Uninstall the digital publishing tools Follow these steps if you need to completely remove all authoring tools from the system. 2 Delete the following folder: username > Library > Application Support > Adobe > AIR. click Remove. use the Control Panel to uninstall AIR. In Mac OS. follow these steps: 1 In Mac OS. 3 Locate the plug-in file in the unzipped folder: (Windows) Plug-in: winartifact:release:plug-ins:graphics:DigitalPublishing. In Mac OS. run the Adobe Air Uninstaller found in Applications > Utilities. (Windows) Plug-in: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign CS5\Plug-ins\Graphics\DigitalPublishing.com/air/. and follow the prompts. 3 To remove the Digital Publishing Plug-in.) Then try installing again. 3 Empty the Trash and restart the computer.adobe. drag the applications to the Trash. If you still cannot install the applications. and then reinstall it again. 2 Delete the Overlay Creator application from Windows Explorer or Mac OS Finder.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 44 This problem may be caused by an older prerelease version of the Content Bundler or Overlay Creator. launch Adobe Extension Manager CS5. It’s available at http://get. Uninstall AIR. 4 Install AIR 2. locate the entry for the DigitalPublishing plug-in in the main window of the application.InDesignPlugin Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . In Windows. Delete these applications. select InDesign.x again.zxp” to “. 4 Delete the the plug-in file and resources in Windows or the plug-in file in Mac OS.” 2 Unzip the file using Winzip or another extraction tool.

x (available at http://labs. and close it. It may be caused by any of the following issues: • When specifying the folder in the Bundler. If problems persist. One solution is to open the Switchboard manually and then try bundling again. Switchboard may fail to launch in some instances. there may be a problem with the server. open the Switchboard. If you cannot sign in to the Bundler. "Authentication failed" error message You may receive an “Authentication failed” error message in the Adobe Content Viewer when attempting to Sign In.x is required for the Switchboard app to start automatically.adobe. the Bundler should open InDesign CS5 and display the stacks in the issue folder. you may not have the necessary applications installed. you can configure the Switchboard. To do so.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 45 Bundler troubleshooting Invalid asset location This error appears when the source assets for an overlay are not in the proper location—a subfolder in the stack’s OverlayResources folder. • The stack folders do not include PNG files for the table of contents icons.com/technologies/air2/).indd”).adobe. First.) Even if you’ve installed all the necessary applications. Installing InDesign CS5 should install the Switchboard app. you selected a stack folder rather than the issue folder. make sure that you have InDesign CS5 and AIR 2. first make sure that you have signed in to the Content Bundler app using a valid Adobe ID. • The InDesign documents do not have _h and _v suffixes (such as “article_v.com/cps/853/cpsid_85311. Check the digital publishing user forum for announcements. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 .exe (Mac OS) Library/Application Support/Adobe/SwitchBoard/SwitchBoard To change the settings so that Switchboard launches automatically. Bundler error message: “Warning: no valid article directories could be found” This error message occurs when the Content Bundler cannot find any valid stack folder in your issue folder. (If Switchboard is not installed. If the error message still appears when you try to sign in. See “Setting up the folder structure” on page 19. which is a background process that lets Adobe applications communicate with each other.html. If the Bundler fails to load the issue.ini file. please post a message to the user forum. Note: Adobe is currently working on a solution that uses a different communication method than Switchboard. If this occurs.ini file in a text editor: (Windows 7/Vista) Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\SwitchBoard\ (Windows XP) C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Adobe\SwitchBoard\ (Mac OS) /Users/<username>/Library/Preferences/Adobe/SwitchBoard/ In the switchboard. If you can sign in to the Bundler but not the Viewer. AIR 2. Bundler fails to load a new issue If you click New in Bundler and specify a valid issue folder. click the “Create an Adobe ID” link and follow the prompts. type STARTUP=automatic at the end of the file. Then try bundling again. make sure that your iPad is connected to the internet.ini file. or there may be a problem with Switchboard. save it. The Switchboard app is located here: (Windows) Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\SwitchBoard\SwitchBoard. go to http://kb2.

PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Adobe Digital Magazine Solution 46 Viewer troubleshooting The Preview Tool doesn’t accept Adobe ID If the Digital Content Preview Tool does not accept your Adobe ID. If you cannot sign in to the Content Bundler. • If you can sign in to the Content Bundler but not the Viewer. it usually indicates a problem with the Preview Tool installation. To display the Sign In button again. Issue appears as blank gray page in Viewer If your bundled issue appears in the Preview Tool as a single gray page. turn off the internet connection on your iPad. or it may not be verified. change your Adobe ID. make sure that your iPad is connected to the internet. or click the following link to create or edit your Adobe ID. Delete the Preview Tool from both the iTunes App section and from the iPad.com/cfusion/membership/index. and click the link to verify the Adobe ID. and sign in using your new Adobe ID. start the Viewer. Then add the Preview Tool again to the iTunes library and sync the iPad. Then connect the iPad to the internet again.) www. make sure that your iPad is connected to the internet and that you use an Adobe ID in the form of an email address. (If prompted. accept the terms of use. click the “Create an Adobe ID” link and sign in using your existing Adobe ID or create a new one. which you can do by clicking the link in the previous section.adobe. open the follow-up email message from Adobe. which means that you remain signed in as long as your iPad is connected to the internet. • Your Adobe ID may not be in the form of an email address. Click the “Create an Adobe ID” link in Bundler. Try the following suggestions: • Sign in to the Content Bundler before signing in to the Viewer.cfm Need to sign in to Preview Tool using different Adobe ID The Preview Tool does not offer a Sign Out button. Another way to display the Sign In button is to change your Adobe ID password. If you’re using a legacy Adobe ID that’s not in an email format. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 .

portrait. Set Intent to Web B. and a portrait document with a page size of 768x1024. or both. respectively. • For each dual-orientation article or ad. • Avoid running objects into the bleed area. For example. • You can scale down large images. Choose Portrait or Landscape • Turn off facing pages. Smooth Scrolling is for long. The entire issue must be dual. However. • Use pixels for units of measurement. use RGB color images instead of CMYK or LAB. Snap objects to the edge of the document. Using pixels is especially useful when snapping objects to grids. Turning off Smooth Scrolling causes pages to snap when flipped to. you can turn on Smooth Scolling for the horizontal or vertical layout. or landscape.47 Chapter 2: Best Practices for Digital Publishing Here are some best practices for designing files. • To get the best color fidelity. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . they will be downsampled when bundled. A B C Creating a document for a device reader A. Specify Page Size C. create your design accordingly. You cannot mix and match orientations within an issue.issue file. single-page layouts. you should use correctly sized images in overlays because overlay resources are not downsampled and may increase the size of the . Creating your page layout • Decide whether you want to use only one orientation—portrait or landscape—or if you want users to be able to view a different design when they rotate their iPads. We recommend choosing Web from the Intent pop-up menu when creating a new document. See “Creating InDesign files” on page 17. create two files—a landscape document with a page size of 1024x768. • When creating your issue. you may want to create landscape and portrait documents that are 1024x4000 and 768x5000. • Each document can have multiple pages and assets that differ in the horizontal and vertical orientation. If Smooth Scrolling is turned on.

If you change the size of the overlay. use PNG images. it’s better to use JPEG images with medium compression (50-80% range) rather than PNG for the source files. when you rotate the iPad. apply a fill color. the dimensions of the source file are used when you place the image—you cannot change the Width and Height values in the Overlay Creator. and even specific pages in other articles. 360 view images. The exported SWF files must be placed in the Links folder (or folders). whether it’s a single video file or multiple 360-degree view files. the second slide will still be selected. or create thumbnail buttons that jump to a specific slide. For large text in overlays. For small text or detailed icons. To avoid selection problems. the File > Save for Web & Devices command is especially useful for saving image files with specific pixel dimensions. • In your InDesign layout. and panoramas. These source files are necessary for bundling. use a PNG or JPG image with medium-high compression. the authoring tools do not compress images. For slideshows and image pans. Creating assets for 360 view images • You can create 360 images using a variety of methods. create the source files for interactive overlays using the exact dimensions in pixels that they will appear in on the iPad. For example. the frame size determines where you tap to activate or trigger the interactive content. and JPEG. AI. Or you can use a 3D imaging application to generate a set of images from a 3D file. • When you place overlay files in InDesign. For movies. change the Fitting option to fit content to frame. lock the background object. If you want to use different colors for each page in the document. if you’re on the second slide when you rotate the iPad. Image file types For non-interactive images you place in InDesign. create a rectangle shape the size of the page. If you mask or cover interactive overlays that you place in the document. the z-order will change in the bundled issue. create slideshows using multi-state objects and hyperlinks and buttons that jump to web pages. TIFF. use the same ID for both overlays. including PSD. Compressing overlay images can significantly reduce the size of the bundled issue. these objects are compressed and converted into a PNG or JPEG file for each page. For interactive overlays. To minimize file size. Then choose File > Document Setup and change the Height value. • For best results. • Even if an overlay requires different images for the horizontal and vertical versions of the files. you can specify Width and Height values that differ from the source files. You can use Photoshop Extended to rotate a 3D object or change the camera view. See “Use native interactive elements” on page 28. turn on Layout Adjustment (choose Layout > Layout Adjustment). See “Create interactive slideshows” on page 30. Creating assets for overlays • For each overlay. you can use any format. and arrange it to the back of the stack. Create navigation buttons that jump to the next or previous slide. Use the Script Label panel to change other settings. When bundled. If the overlays have different IDs. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . create a separate folder in the OverlayResources folder. even after you export the overlay file. In Photoshop and Illustrator. • Add background colors to a master page. Creating slideshows Create multi-state objects that will become slideshows in the bundled issue. You can use an application such as QuickTime Pro to export a movie into a set of images. especially when repurposing large images from portrait to landscape and vice versa. That way. the state of the overlay is preserved. other articles. the first slide will be selected when you rotate the iPad. such as enabling swiping and wraparound.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Best Practices for Digital Publishing 48 If there is too much blank space after you finish your design for smooth scrolling. • Interactive overlays appear on top of the InDesign layout in the bundled version.

Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . and then you need to create six cube images based on that cross image. which represent the six inner sides of a cube. use JPEG images compressed in the 50-80% range. the Overlay Creator requires a set of six images. Creating assets for panoramas • To create a Panorama effect. • To reduce file size.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Best Practices for Digital Publishing 49 Creating a 360-degree view of an object • For 360 images. If you begin with a full panorama image (sometimes called an equirectangular image or a 360 panorama). each file represents a slightly different rotation angle. you need to convert it to a horizontal cross image.

• Edit the image size to the proper dimensions in pixels before you create overlay file. Panorama image converted to inner six sides of cube C. You can specify different view areas in the two documents (but use the same ID for the two assets). • For best results. you’ll need to use a third-party tool such as Pano2VR to create six cubic images. for both horizontal and vertical documents. compatible with Apple iTunes. Panorama on iPad • If you start with an equirectangular image. While it’s easy to change the view area size. The “Panorama” on page 25 topic provides details on obtaining and using Pano2VR. maintain consistency by using the same image size. High-resolution images allow customers to zoom in but require a larger file size. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . you don’t need a third party tool to generate the images. Creating assets for video and audio files • Source video files must be in MP4/M4V format with h.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Best Practices for Digital Publishing 50 A B C Creating a panorama A. Creating assets for image pans • For image pans. You can use Photoshop or a screen capture utility to create the six required images. it’s much more difficult to change the size of the pan image. such as 1024 by 1024. use JPEG images. Original panorama image B. • For best results.264 encoding. • If you can find a horizontal cross image. use JPEG images.

Stack folder • If you decide to edit your files after bundling. Bundling best practices • Make sure that you add the Digital Publishing InDesign Plug-in to the Plug-ins folder in the InDesign application folder. including ads that do not appear in the table of contents. but the drawback is that you cannot export a selected InDesign object as a . See “Create a metadata sidecar file for the Bundler” on page 37. Issue folder B. . Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . customize the sidecar. you can display a different image. unless you select the Ad category for the stack. Use the Multiple Files option to upload content to a fulfillment server. You can create a controller status bar for audio clips by creating a set of _play and _pause images. If you specify a local HTML file. In each stack folder. it’s a good idea to package the files again and then replace the old package folders with the new ones. • Remember to create a thumbnail .html file and associated folders appear in a subfolder in the OverlayResources folder. (You must first sign in using a verified Adobe ID. Creating assets for web view • You can specify a URL or a local HTML file. Folders containing InDesign files and their Links folders C. and a folder for the horizontal and vertical InDesign files and their contents. The Bundler requires a thumbnail . • To avoid typing the same metadata information each time you bundle.xml file.jpg and then save the file as . You can add interactive overlays to the cover. see “Troubleshooting digital publishing tools” on page 43.issue file that can be sideloaded to the Preview Tool. However. you can export as . Organizing your file structure • Understand the folder and filename conventions. If there isn’t a connection.) Using the Preview Tool. See “Audio” on page 24.png.png file to include the folder in the issue.PUBLISHING FOR THE ADOBE DIGITAL CONTENT VIEWER Best Practices for Digital Publishing 51 • Source audio files must be in MP3 format. if you add new overlays. Photoshop. Place the stack folders within an issue folder. Instead. or Illustrator. • If you’re experiencing problems while bundling.png file for each stack.png file. You can resize an image in InDesign. • When exporting the issue. and stick to those conventions to avoid unexpected results when bundling the issue. Thumbnail images appear in the table of contents as a square 70x70-pixel object. Overlay Resources folder containing source files for overlays D.png file. include a .png file for toc E. The local HTML file can check for a connection and display a web page if there is one. an OverlayResources folder. • Specifying a local HTML file can be useful for providing an alternate image in case the user’s iPad isn’t connected to the web. A B C D E Proper structure for files A. • The first page of the first stack is used as the cover of the issue. you can sign in using the same Adobe ID and download the content you uploaded. or you can use a screen capture program. you don’t need to package your files again if you simply edit the text or base layout. use the Single File option to create a single . make sure that the . The Bundler requires this plug-in.

you can upload and download content using an Adobe server. You’ll be able enable or disable the tracking services and configure the opt-in preferences and Adobe SiteCatalyst account information. To submit content to the Apple Store. However. In the future. We’ll provide more details on these features when you request to make your content commercially available. you will need to provide some content such as application icons and provision certificates to Adobe and to Apple. You will also be able to customize push notifications to determine how your customers will be prompted when new content is available. You can customize the analytics tracking services. The Labs version of the Digital Magazine Solution does not provide the necessary Viewer technology required to distribute or sell branded content through Apple iTunes. Prelease Last updated 10/20/2010 . When you are ready to make your issues commercially available on the iPad (and other devices in the future). you will be able to include Omniture Analytics Tracking components in the custom Viewer you create for mobile devices. These components track usage data and report it to a SiteCatalyst Report Suite.52 Chapter 3: Hosting Services For this release. you can create either a single-issue Viewer or a multi-issue Viewer that allows customers to download issues as they become available. members of the Digital Magazine Publishing prerelease site can request to make their content commercially available on the iPad.