Adobe Content Viewer: Can it be used to view regular PDF's (created in InDesign, not using DPS)?
I am trying to find the best way (app) to show my portfolio on the iPad. Should I use another app instead? Any suggestions? Thank you!
You should use adobe reader or another PDF viewer app for this.
If you really have your heart set on using this app, you could create a folio and place the PDF pages in the InDesign document, but that is a bit of a roundabout way.
Yes, it has only basic functionality that allow it to view and add markup to .pdf files as though they were print documents. If you do want interactivity you could create a .folio, but this would limit distribution to people with a acrobat.com account.
To expand a bit on Alec's post.....about the only 'interactive' feature that works is when you have buttons that use the 'next' or 'previous' action. That's it. Show/hide, for instance, doesn't work. Video, sound...doesn't work.
You can create a .folio and preview it on your iPad by using a free DPS account. To create an application you have to create a paid account, or purchase a one-time licence. Take a look at this FAQ on side loading for more help: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3666113#3666113
The PDF's can be brought into iBooks on the iPad and they look great. They lack some of the interactivity as previously noted but a "regular" PDF looks great. You could also export out of inDesign as an ePub file and that will work in iBooks too. An ePub will play any videos that you have in your document as well.
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