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open folio after bundling.. ?

Apr 16, 2012 3:00 AM

Hi there

 

 

I was wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to open up the folio file after bundling and change some of the assets?

 

Basically the PNG compression for MSO's is ridiculous so it adds a stupid amount of data weight to the folios,

 

I can see into the folio package but this means expanding it, with no way to rebundle...

 

So.. I was wondering if you could get into the folio file change the PNG's to those of a lower file size but leave the folio package undamaged?

 

 

Cheers

 

Tim

 
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    Apr 16, 2012 5:06 AM   in reply to tim.hughes

    @Tim – basically the folio file is a zip archive file.
    You could experiment with that.
    Should I recommend that?

     

    Clearly no!

     

    There is the danger that you wreck your folio and have to built it anew…

    For testing purposes?
    Sure, give it a try…

     

    And report back here how it went…

     

    Uwe

     
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    Apr 16, 2012 7:32 AM   in reply to tim.hughes

    @Tim

     

    Uploading/Exporting your folios as PDF instead of PNG's from Indesign to dashboard will make the folio size very light. Try this and see the difference. Otherwise in my opinion, trying to manipulate the folios after built is not a good idea. You can certainly try and do the testing though :-)

     
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  • Bob Bringhurst
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    Apr 16, 2012 8:20 AM   in reply to tim.hughes

    You can't edit folios after the fact as you're trying to do. But on Lion, hold down Option and then choose Go > Library to browse with hidden files displayed.

     
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    Apr 16, 2012 8:28 AM   in reply to tim.hughes

    @Tim – strange, that you cannot find the User/Library/Preferences/StageManager.BD followed by a large string with numbers a dot and a number.


    See also:
    http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/access-hidden-user-library-f iles.html

     

     

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    Apr 16, 2012 8:37 AM   in reply to Bob Bringhurst

    You can't edit folios after the fact as you're trying to do.

    @Bob Bringhurst – why is that? Any technical reasons? A folio file seems nothing but a special zip-file one could open with eg. Springy…

     

    Or is there a deep relationship with the afc.db file one would destroy after editing?

     

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  • Casey Jensen
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    Apr 16, 2012 10:02 AM   in reply to Laubender

    I can't speak for why this is the behavior, but there is a checksum on the exported zip. If you unzip the package, edit some things, and rezip, Viewer Builder will not recognize it as a valid package.

     
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    Apr 16, 2012 10:07 AM   in reply to Casey Jensen

    "Checksum" is a strong argument against editing a folio file. So there is no way…

    The "why" is clear to me. Security reasons…

     

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