Since we have the option to make a portrait and landscape design in one document in CS6: how do we deal with importing files from several folders? If I start with a document including alternate layout (orientation) and add that as an article to my folio, there's no problem. But when I want to add several more through importing them, their -individual- filenames must end with _h and _v, so it seems. That's the CS5-approach. How do I import a file that has both horizontal and vertical layouts inside? How do I name the file?
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While dual orientation in one file holds promise for CS6 I would still stick to the old method of two files.
And FWIW, my number one recommendation right now is to stick with one orientation unless there is an overriding reason to have two.
It’s just not worth the effort, IMO.
@Peter – currently, v20 of DPS, you cannot "import" files with alternate layouts into a folio. Regardless the naming. You have to "add" them one by one to the folio in folio builder. If you want importing you are stuck with the pre-inDesign CS6 workflow where you use _v and _h files with single orientation per file.
In a later version of DPS, I presume v22, the "import" feature will work with alternate layouts…
There is a hint by Bob Bringhurst at:
I agree with you on the point of the value of two designs for each page. I was just making my mind up about the use and value of several techniques, and how they can or cannot be combined since the progress within Creative Suite. But since it's an optional way to use DPS, I wanted to make sure that I didn't miss anything.
But since CS6: why not recommend to combine two layouts in one InDesigndocument (supposing there would be an overriding reason), and add the articles one by one? It makes it so much easier to keep everything uptodate. Too many bugs or problems at this moment?
my best guess is to keep both the _h and _v files open in indesign and then to use the add button keeping the required _h or _v file active. Surely you have to be inside the folio and the destination article in the folio builder.
Well, as already pointed out, it’s not fully supported yet and while the alternate layouts combined with liquid layout rules makes this easier, it’s still time and effort that would be better put toward developing content and features rather than gimmicky dual orientation publications.
Again, that’s just my opinion, and others may disagree with me, but at some point the wow factor is going to be gone and the only way a publication will succeed will be with superior content.
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