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Join Adobe InDesign and publishing expert Mike Rankin as he explains how to use InDesign to design a wide range of digital documents, including interactive PDFs and apps for the iPad. This course provides a tour of digital publishing trends and shows how to bring these trends to bear in various projects, such as a slide presentation, a PDF form, and an interactive portfolio. Mike also introduces the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and shows how to publish dynamic interactive documents to the iPad and other mobile devices.
In previous movies we've seen how to create interactive overlays, create folios, and add articles to them and to preview them on the desktop with a Content Viewer application. The next step is to upload a folio and use the Folio Producer tools to publish the folio. In a Folio Builder panel I have my Roux Academy folio and it has two articles in it, Catalogs and Reasons, and so far I have done all the work locally on this folio. I can see right now that I am just looking at local folios. So this folio doesn't exist anywhere but on my computer.
Now what I want to do is upload it using the Folio Producer tools so I can publish it. The first thing I need to do is to sign into my account. So I can go to the Panel menu and choose Sign In and I can sign into Digital Publishing Suite using my Adobe ID. Now that I am signed in I can tell that this is still a local folio by the disk icon on the right-hand side. And I can tell that I'm signed in because this circle is filled in. Then I can click on the folio to select it and from the Panel menu choose Upload to Folio Producer.
My folio is now being uploaded and this can take some time depending on the size of the folio. When the upload is complete I can click OK, and now you see that disk icon is gone here. So this is no longer a local folio. Then from the Panel menu let's choose Folio Producer. This takes me to my web browser and to the DPS homepage, and I arrived at the Organizer View and I can see my folio with the publication name. It doesn't have a folio number yet and it doesn't have a Product ID yet, but I can see the publication date and I can see the folio details over on the right-hand side.
So I can see my vertical and horizontal cover previews and a description. I will enter that in here. I can open the folio and that takes me to the Editor View where I can see the articles, and if I hover over an article I can see its properties, and I can click on an article to edit those properties. So I will change this to Reasons to Study at Roux.
I can also see my articles in List view, I can add extra articles, and I can also import HTML resources. When I'm done, I can close the editor and go back to the Organizer view where I can do things like share the folio. So I can type in the email address of someone I want to share it with. And I could enter a message if I want to and then click Share. Okay, we are almost ready to publish this folio. The next thing we have to do is make sure we filled in all the required fields.
These are indicated by the asterisks. So my Folio Name is set, the Publication Name is set, but I don't have a Folio Number and I also have to have a cover preview and a description. So I am going to click on Folio Number and for this purpose I can just enter in any number. So I will just put 123 and then click Publish. In the Publish Folio dialog box, first you can set the status as Private or Public. Public means that people can download the folio from the app store and you need to have a DPS subscription to publish a public folio.
Private means the folio will only be available in the Content Viewer app when I'm logged in with my Adobe ID. The next choice is Free or Retail. Free is my only choice here, because I'm not logged in with an account that would allow me to choose Retail. If I had an Enterprise or Professional Edition account, or had purchased a single edition I could choose Retail. The last is Product ID and see the asterisk that means it's required. Again, if were working with a subscription account, I would need to use an organized naming convention for the Product ID. Adobe recommends this convention.
In this case I'll modify it; I will just change it to roux. catalog.one and click Publish. All right, I have successfully started the process of publishing the folio and I can go to Publish Request to track that. I will click OK and under View I will choose Publish Requests and I can track my progress. All right, now the status is completed. I can go back to the View menu and choose All Folios, and I see for this particular folio, it's been published.
Over on the right in the Folio Details if I wanted to I could unpublish it, export the folio, or I could make changes to the Folio Details and then update it. Now that the folio is published I can go to my mobile device, open the Content Viewer app, sign in, and then download this published folio.
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