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InDesign 5.5 or newer to Mobile Newsletter

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Mar 29, 2021 Mar 29, 2021

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Is there a program that will allow you to start with an InDesign file and create a mobile friendly newsletter without having to start from scratch?

 

I have a client that wants print newsletters to be available in a mobile friendly version, NOT a simple PDF.

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 30, 2021 Mar 30, 2021
You can't create a FXL ePub from InDesign 5.5, the feature hadn't been implemented until later versions.

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Mar 29, 2021 Mar 29, 2021

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Why not create a fixed-layout EPUB? That's as mobile friendly as you can get.

 

With some minor adjustments, you can use one document to create both the PDF and EPUB.

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Mar 29, 2021 Mar 29, 2021

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Depending on the content, a Reflowable ePub would be more suitable for mobile devices, such as tablets and smart phones (and, of course, they work reflow for computers). Though you would need a later CC version of InDesign to successfully create them. 
Alternatively, if you want to stay with PDFs, you could create a version for large screens and another for small screens.

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Mar 30, 2021 Mar 30, 2021

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What does mobile-friendly mean to you? There is no way to create truly responsive content with InDesign.

If this newsletter is to be emailed, use Constant Contact or Mail Chimp.

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You can't create a FXL ePub from InDesign 5.5, the feature hadn't been implemented until later versions.

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Thanks, Derek. I totally missed the ID version in the heading.

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