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Hi,

I am new to creating an Indesign interactive pdf files & publishing online capability. I have learned some of the actions I want to implement are not available on the interactive pdf file. My only concern or question is around the distributing capability. I have never published online so I hope you can help me understand the following:

1. Where does the online file live? (on the Abobe server, I suppose)

2. Can I host/install the file on say a private company server or platform instead of Adobes? The document I am creating has private information that would be frowned on if it just posted it anywhere. 

Thanks,

Lisa

 

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Correct answer by Derek Cross | Adobe Community Professional

Publish Online documents are hosted on Adobe servers -- you can't host them yourself. It's unlikely anyone would stumble on the URL, but it would not be secure, you can't password protect documents.

 

As an alternative have a look at in5, which you can host yourself: 

https://ajarproductions.com/pages/products/in5/

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Interactive pdf or publish online and distributing

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Hi,

I am new to creating an Indesign interactive pdf files & publishing online capability. I have learned some of the actions I want to implement are not available on the interactive pdf file. My only concern or question is around the distributing capability. I have never published online so I hope you can help me understand the following:

1. Where does the online file live? (on the Abobe server, I suppose)

2. Can I host/install the file on say a private company server or platform instead of Adobes? The document I am creating has private information that would be frowned on if it just posted it anywhere. 

Thanks,

Lisa

 

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Derek Cross | Adobe Community Professional

Publish Online documents are hosted on Adobe servers -- you can't host them yourself. It's unlikely anyone would stumble on the URL, but it would not be secure, you can't password protect documents.

 

As an alternative have a look at in5, which you can host yourself: 

https://ajarproductions.com/pages/products/in5/

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Publish Online documents are hosted on Adobe servers -- you can't host them yourself. It's unlikely anyone would stumble on the URL, but it would not be secure, you can't password protect documents.

 

As an alternative have a look at in5, which you can host yourself: 

https://ajarproductions.com/pages/products/in5/

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Thank you.

 

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Hi Lisa,

 

Thanks for reaching out. Derek has suggested you correctly. Publish Online documents are hosted on Adobe servers. Each published document is assigned its own unique URL. Only person with the URL will be able to access it(Just like many file sharing services). You can embed hosted content, or links to hosted content, in your own site, but currently Publish Online does not support the hosting of content on your own server. Please find more information on https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/publish-online-faq.html

Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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A free script exists that will export your pages as fixed layout html files. These can be hosted directly on your server.

Get it here:

https://www.gilbertconsulting.com/resources-scripts.html

 

The final output does ideally require some simple CSS to have it center on the page and cut off overflowing elements (if any). Compared to in5 it is a free option, though.

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