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1 file for smartphone, tablet devices?

Jul 25, 2012 7:51 AM

Tags: #indesign_save

If I use InDesign to create an app, can I create one document for different devices
(eg. smartphone & tablet devices)?


I know I still need to create another version for vertical or landscape orientation.

For different platform, not sure if one file will do this all.

Do you kow?


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    Jul 25, 2012 7:55 AM   in reply to commonguy101

    Moved to DPS forum

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    Jul 26, 2012 6:41 PM   in reply to commonguy101

    Ideally you should design separately for different devices. For example if you intend to publish content on iPad 1/2 (Res 1024*768) and Samsung galaxy Tab Res (1232*752), you would need to have files with different dimensions. If you use a single file for example 1024*768, it would appear in Samsung Galaxy Tab, however would not fit the screen as intended and would result in a poor user experience.


    You may use alternate layout feature in Indesign CS6 to design quickly for different devices and then use renditions to publish your content for diferrent devices.

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