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We are wanting to publish our next employee magazine as a digital Publish Online doc rather than print,which the majority of our employees will most likely be viewing on their phones, but these docs do not seem to rotate and enlarge the way a video or other types lansscape format content does (I am viewing on an Android device). If our employees have to zoom in on every bit of the page they will lose interest pretty quickly. I even downloaded one of the templates thinking maybe I just hadn't set mine up correctly.  Is there a setting somewhere to get the doc to re-orient when the phone is turned? I have been doing some pretty extensive searches and it doens't seem to be addressed anywhere.

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Perhaps I'm missing something in your question, but when I view a Publish Online document on my iPhone, it rotates when I rotate the phone. I'm looking at this Publish Online document, which includes samples of many other different (and pretty cool) Publish Online documents. http://bit.ly/PubOnCollection

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Viewing an In Design Publish Online Doc on a Smart Phone

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We are wanting to publish our next employee magazine as a digital Publish Online doc rather than print,which the majority of our employees will most likely be viewing on their phones, but these docs do not seem to rotate and enlarge the way a video or other types lansscape format content does (I am viewing on an Android device). If our employees have to zoom in on every bit of the page they will lose interest pretty quickly. I even downloaded one of the templates thinking maybe I just hadn't set mine up correctly.  Is there a setting somewhere to get the doc to re-orient when the phone is turned? I have been doing some pretty extensive searches and it doens't seem to be addressed anywhere.

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Perhaps I'm missing something in your question, but when I view a Publish Online document on my iPhone, it rotates when I rotate the phone. I'm looking at this Publish Online document, which includes samples of many other different (and pretty cool) Publish Online documents. http://bit.ly/PubOnCollection

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The in5 InDesign plugin now offer responsive documents and, unlike Publish Online, you, or your customer, can host the document on their server:

https://ajarproductions.com

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Thanks much for the fast reply Derek, but I am hoping to solve this in InDesign since it is an application I use quite often for all of our communicaiton materials and really don't want to have to pay another monthly subscription for just this one feature.

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Thanks much Bard, I had seen that post prior to posting my queston. The responders are ntially recomneding a Word press site, not what I want, or the In5 plugin to create a responsive layout, not what I want either (nor an additional monhtly subscription to pay for). I just want my fixed landscape layout to rotate and enlarge when the viewer rotates their phone, just like a Youtube video will when you view it full screen.

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I wouldn't bother with upright and landscape versions of your magazine, just choose one, say portrait, and have the page size selected that's suitable for viewing on a smart phone. Keep to a simple single column design of text interspersed with headings and images and coloured panels (you can use some simple animations) and some hyperlinks to external sources of further information, YouTube videos etc.

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Thanks Derek, not really looking to design anything simple...we are wanting something splashy and really dynamic. I have already created one for an audience who will be viewing on tablets and computers so we are wanting the same for phones....just need it to rotate, like a youtube video does when you click to view it full screen.

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Perhaps I'm missing something in your question, but when I view a Publish Online document on my iPhone, it rotates when I rotate the phone. I'm looking at this Publish Online document, which includes samples of many other different (and pretty cool) Publish Online documents. http://bit.ly/PubOnCollection

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Well that is very interesting, I looked at some of those docs on my Samsung S10+ (you are right, they are pretty cool!) and none of them rotated, even after I held my phone in position for a wile, zoomed in, etc. So it is either an issue with Samsung's or Android devices in general. I'll have ot do a bit more testing by sending that link to some of my other teammates with different types of phone. Thanks SO much for sending that along Diane!

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