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Adobe Content Viewer/no interactivity or animation

Jun 14, 2012 5:15 PM

Tags: #cs5.5 #dps #digital_publishing_suite

We're running InDesign CS5.5

I work at an advertising agency and just had my IT department update my extensions to:

Folio Producer Tools v.1.10.1

Folio Panel v.


I also updated my Adobe Content Viewer App on my iPad 2.


My problem:

The pages show up in Content Viewer, but no interactivity or animation of any kind works now. It used to.




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    Jun 14, 2012 5:45 PM   in reply to aaschneider

    Animation? InDesign Animation?




    It doesn’t work and never has. Hopefully coming in the future but don’t hold your breath.





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  • Bob Bringhurst
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    Jun 15, 2012 9:28 AM   in reply to aaschneider

    When you're working with DPS, ignore the Preview panel. Use only the Adobe Content Viewer (either the desktop version or the device version) to preview your content.

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    Jun 15, 2012 9:48 AM   in reply to aaschneider

    Animations DO NOT work with PDF! It’s SWF only.




    What do you have assigned as the action for the buttons.




    How did you set up the scrollable frames?




    Screenshots would help.





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    Apr 25, 2013 11:07 AM   in reply to Bob Levine



    I am very new to this DPS stuff but have been creating a magazine for over seven years on indesign.

    My problem...understanding content viewer? I do not have an iPad, yet, but would like to preview my work accurately before publishing our new digital magazine.


    I am creating an interactive media guide for our sales team so as to get my feet wet before getting dunked.


    I've created a folio by adding articles using the "add open" document function. I have three articles and the cover, with animation, is not working in the content viewr but does work in the SWF preview selection?


    I made sure that all three of my articles were created as png files, NOT pdf's.


    however the other two pages do not have animation but slideshow properties.


    Any ideas on why my content viewer is failing?

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    Apr 25, 2013 12:48 PM   in reply to FourColorInc

    First off... BUY AN iPAD! You're going to drive yourself nuts if you don't have one.

    Secondly when I said animations are SWF only, that's it! No DPS, no PDF.


    And it seems you're confusing the PDF format for folios with PDF documents. In either case it remains the same. You can't use native InDesign animations.



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