The Publish Online Web dashboard allows users to manage Publish Online documents and view statistics about readership. Options for sharing via social media, email, and embedding are shown, as well as how to delete published documents. Mike also shows how to view analytics, with information on the number of readers, reading platform, and time spent reading Publish Online documents.
- [Instructor] In this movie we'll take a look at managing Publish Online Documents with the web dashboard. Starting here in InDesign, to get to my dashboard I can chose File, Publish Online Dashboard. This launches my browser and takes me to Adobe.com where I am logged in and I can see my Publish Online Dashboard. If you're not at your computer and you don't have access to InDesign you can still get to your dashboard by going to indd.adobe.com/dashboard. Once you're logged in you'll be able to see and manage your documents like we do here.
So my publish documents are listed in the order in which they were published with the most recent here at top. On the right side you can see the publication dates. And for each document you can see the thumbnail, title, and description if there was one. I can see that I have a total of eight documents published. And as I mouse over each one you'll see icons appear that I can click to share, to access embedding options, and to delete documents.
Be careful with the delete option since it's not undo-able. Clicking the title of any document will open it. There's also a page where I can access analytics which are statistics about how my document has been viewed. And there are two tabs here: Overview and Document Trends. In Overview, I see summary statistics for all the documents that I've published. Each one of these has a description that you can see by mousing over it. So I have see that my documents have been viewed over 5500 times by a little over 4800 readers and they've spend a little over a minute and a half viewing each document for a total of 127 hours.
In terms of devices, the vast majority of people are viewing my documents on desktop computers, 9% with phones and 7% with tablets. In Document Trends I see a breakdown of how many views and how many readers there are for each document. So as you can see the Publish Online Web Dashboard gives you important features for working with your published documents and understanding how they're connecting with your audience.
- Overview of interactive document types, including PDF and EPUB
- Creating interactive objects
- Setting up hyperlinks, cross-references, and a table of contents
- Working with media
- Publishing documents with Publish Online
- Creating EPUBs
- Following workflows for interactivity: interactive PDF, reflowable EPUB, and fixed-layout EPUB