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By Matthieu Kopp
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@aquaticmatt
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Johnnyhungus 4 weeks ago in Content Creation / InDesign Authoring • updated by Sotnas Design 2 weeks ago 14
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Johnnyhungus 4 weeks ago in Content Creation / InDesign Authoring • updated by Matthieu Kopp 3 weeks ago 5
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Johnnyhungus 4 weeks ago in Content Creation / InDesign Authoring • updated 3 weeks ago 4
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Fiona Thurn 2 days ago in Content Creation / InDesign Authoring • updated by Cédric Malet yesterday at 4:48 a.m. 1
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Nicholson75 5 days ago in Content Creation / InDesign Authoring • updated by Rob.underwood 2 days ago 3
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Duyi Shen 1 month ago in Content Creation • updated by Cédric Malet 1 month ago 1
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Duyi Shen 1 month ago in Content Creation • updated by Cédric Malet 4 weeks ago 2
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Caitlin OConnell 1 hour ago in Content Creation 0
I saw a youtube video saying that Aquafadas has a tool where you can easily add in quizzes to your indesign file. I installed the plug-in but can't seem to find the interactivity tool Quizz.
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Cédric Malet 1 month ago in Content Creation / InDesign Authoring • updated 1 month ago 1
I can't find the Resizable Text enrichment, is it normal?
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Johnnyhungus 4 weeks ago in Content Creation / InDesign Authoring • updated 3 weeks ago 4
I think it would be a great idea if there were some more specific details of what the functions in the enrichments actually do.

For example, I created my app with a tick box in "maintain state" in the video enrichment and I had a poster frame displayed when the video ended.

As I was testing my app, I played the video (which was layered on/off via buttons) and when I moved to another page, then back to the page that contained the video, the poster frame was hanging in the air, so clearly the change of page does not reset the layer state.

It would be good to know things like this in advance, as on some things the "maintain state" tick box does not appear to do much.
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Johnnyhungus 4 weeks ago in Content Creation / InDesign Authoring • updated by Sotnas Design 2 weeks ago 14
Just a shout out for Rob Underwood, he has been an incredible support ever since I started using Aquafadas system, good work fella, it's good to know we can rely on your expertise.
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Johnnyhungus 4 weeks ago in Content Creation / InDesign Authoring • updated by Matthieu Kopp 3 weeks ago 5
I think it should be made fairly high priority to lock the zoom on android pages, it makes it impossible to add any kind of multi touch HTML enrichments within the page.

This needs to be sorted and quick!
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Marievivio 3 weeks ago in Content Creation / InDesign Authoring • updated by Cédric Malet 3 weeks ago 2
And is there any tutorial or webinar about exportig in HTML5? thanks!
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Cédric Malet 3 weeks ago
Hi
Basically there are 2 ways to export in any html5 based format (it applies to ePub3 Fixed Layout too).
A/ using images : this means that we produce an image of all the static elements of the page and use it as a background for the page in the viewer. I take 2 examples :
  1. imagine a page of your document with text and images but no enrichments. In that case we create a single image of the page and that is what you get in the html5 viewer. Actually we produce a medium definition and a high definition image and load the higher quality image when you zoom.
  2. imagine a page with a slideshow. We will create an image as in 1. but without integrating the slideshow. The slideshow will be added in pure html5 on top of this background image. The more enrichments you have on the page, the more layers of extra html5 we add on top of the background.
B/ using text : this means that we will attempt to recreate the complete layout of the page in pure html5. This means in practice that we will determine the fonts being used, convert them for use in the html viewer, embed them in the export, etc... The styling of all elements of the text will be transcoded in html5 styling.

As you can imagine B/ is much more complexe than A/. Sometimes there is simply no way to fully reproduce a text style in html5, so the document can look a little bit different. 

The big advantage of B/ over A/ is that text is rendered natively using html5. This means that when you zoom in the page, all will be crisp because text is rendered as vectors. B/ can also result in more lightweight output because there are less images...but if you use lots of fonts, the benefits of less images might be killed by more fonts to load.

I hope this helps

Matthieu
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Jorge Santos 3 weeks ago in Content Creation / InDesign Authoring • updated by Nicolas Mounier 2 weeks ago 7
Anybody have some issues, when try to reopen a file in project manager and lost the links?
Only restart solve the problem. Pass some time, the same problem.
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Alvaro Heinzen 2 weeks ago in Content Creation / InDesign Authoring • updated by Rob.underwood 2 weeks ago 1
The problem is that it should be published under clients name. How do I transfer the material to him in order to publish it?
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MerceR 2 days ago in Content Creation / InDesign Authoring • updated 2 days ago 2
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Nicholson75 5 days ago in Content Creation / InDesign Authoring • updated by Rob.underwood 2 days ago 3
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Jorge Santos 6 days ago in Content Creation / InDesign Authoring • updated by Rob.underwood 6 days ago 1
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Alex Hurst 1 week ago in Content Creation / Cloud Authoring • updated by Rob.underwood 1 week ago 1
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Sotnas Design 2 weeks ago in Content Publication / AppFactory Android • updated by Cédric Malet 2 weeks ago 1
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Alvaro Heinzen 2 weeks ago in Content Creation / InDesign Authoring • updated by Rob.underwood 2 weeks ago 1
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Benjamin Röbig 2 weeks ago in Content Publication • updated 2 weeks ago 7
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Johnnyhungus 4 weeks ago in Content Creation / InDesign Authoring • updated by Matthieu Kopp 3 weeks ago 5
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