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How do I share a file with animation and interactivity?

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May 26, 2020

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I'm creating a file with InDesign that will use animaition features of InDesign.

Besides the "publish online" feature that is hosted on a Adobe server, is there a way to share a file? Can I, for example, export to PDF and still retain the animation?

Here is a rough example of the file, that I just published online.

https://indd.adobe.com/view/430f8424-68a5-4b89-bd42-a974bbb6d17f

Aside from the commercial in5 option, a free FXL html export script exists that will export all your pages as html files. These can be hosted on a web server. But some small things have to be added for a nice looking presentation, and the links between pages will have to be fixed (possibly).

 

You will find the script here: https://www.gilbertconsulting.com/resources-scripts.html

 

The epub reader situation on Windows and Linux has improved with the advent of Thorium Reader. InDesign epubs with animation render correctly in it. You will have to tell your WIndows users to view the book with that particular reader, though, and they will have to install it.

https://www.edrlab.org/software/thorium-reader/

 

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How do I share a file with animation and interactivity?

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I'm creating a file with InDesign that will use animaition features of InDesign.

Besides the "publish online" feature that is hosted on a Adobe server, is there a way to share a file? Can I, for example, export to PDF and still retain the animation?

Here is a rough example of the file, that I just published online.

https://indd.adobe.com/view/430f8424-68a5-4b89-bd42-a974bbb6d17f

Aside from the commercial in5 option, a free FXL html export script exists that will export all your pages as html files. These can be hosted on a web server. But some small things have to be added for a nice looking presentation, and the links between pages will have to be fixed (possibly).

 

You will find the script here: https://www.gilbertconsulting.com/resources-scripts.html

 

The epub reader situation on Windows and Linux has improved with the advent of Thorium Reader. InDesign epubs with animation render correctly in it. You will have to tell your WIndows users to view the book with that particular reader, though, and they will have to install it.

https://www.edrlab.org/software/thorium-reader/

 

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Animations do not work in PDF. You can create a fixed layout epub but beyond the Books app on iPads and Macs, the reader apps are pretty bad.

Another choice would be in5.

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Here's a link to in5 https://ajarproductions.com

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Aside from the commercial in5 option, a free FXL html export script exists that will export all your pages as html files. These can be hosted on a web server. But some small things have to be added for a nice looking presentation, and the links between pages will have to be fixed (possibly).

 

You will find the script here: https://www.gilbertconsulting.com/resources-scripts.html

 

The epub reader situation on Windows and Linux has improved with the advent of Thorium Reader. InDesign epubs with animation render correctly in it. You will have to tell your WIndows users to view the book with that particular reader, though, and they will have to install it.

https://www.edrlab.org/software/thorium-reader/

 

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