Any good solutions to export InDesign to a web flip-book without Flash?

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Jan 19, 2017 Jan 19, 2017

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I currently use a workflow for a business journal that takes a multi-page InDesign file converted to PDF, and converts it to a Flash based flip book style web page. This has worked just fine for years, however I need to get away from Flash and to a more Smartphone friendly / non-Flash system.

I did searches and found plenty of services etc - but I was wondering if any of you had some experience with some of these options and could recommend the best solution? Or better yet.. an Adobe solution that wouldn't require the third party app?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 19, 2017 Jan 19, 2017

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Have you considered Publish Online? It is essentially a fixed layout EPUB.

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Mentor ,
Jan 19, 2017 Jan 19, 2017

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I second Mike's suggestion. It is everything a flip-book could be except it doesn't "flip" the pages.

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Thanks Mike, I"m trying to test this option now - it would be easier to keep it all Adobe, but also I have to consider whether this is a good archive solution. Will Adobe limit or remove this in the future? Who knows.. but depending on it as a long term solution is a little risky I think. I don't mind not having a flipping page look, I just need to be able to have links for when stories continue on a separate page and links from ads to their respective websites.

I do like that it may take a lot of steps out of the creative process.. which the K.I.S.S. principle is my favorite!

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Hi Derek, those apps are Windows.. I'm all Mac based! Thanks for the information though, appreciated!

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I missed that one! ha! I'll check it out! Thanks!

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Apr 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021

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This can be done with in5 directly from InDesign on both Mac and Windows:
https://ajarproductions.com/blog/2017/11/07/how-to-make-an-html5-flipbook-with-interactivity-from-in...

 

***Disclaimer: I am the creator of in5***

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Yes, in5 is the way to create different types of interactive documents – it's an InDesign plug-in (at extra cost): https://ajarproductions.com

 

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