I'm a bit new to InDesign, and having difficulties exporting a finished booklet for an album my company is releasing on iTunes.
iTunes has certain minimum requirements, most of which are easy to accommodate. One of them, however, is proving to be tricky for me. They say the pages must all be in landscape orientation, and must be sized at 11 inches x 8.264 inches.
Imagine the size of a CD booklet in your hand (about 4.25" x 4.25"), and then imagine the size when you have the booklet open (about 8.5" x 4.25"). This is the same size the booklet is in InDesign currently. I need to figure out how to export the booklet in its current size to those exact PDF dimensions of 11" x 8.264", and if possible, to be able to choose the color of the extra canvas space that is created as a result. I'd likely choose white, or a neutral gray.
Can this be done in InDesign? I haven't been able to find anything online to help, and after waiting over two hours for Adobe customer service to call me back, it was quickly apparent that the guy calling from India who couldn't speak clear English could not understand what I was asking, and I doubt he knew the answer anyway. I don't know, because I had to finally hang up.
I'm confused. Why would you be making a PDF for iTunes? Wouldn't you be designing a digital app at 1024 pixels by 768 pixels? Wouldn't you be using Folio Builder to ready the design for iTunes?
I'm making a digital booklet for iTunes because we are a label and we are releasing an album, and a digital booklet is to accompany said album.
You asked me if I would be using Folio Builder, and the answer is no, I'm using InDesign. If Folio Builder is a function of InDesign, then I didn't know that. Like I said, the app is new to me, which is why I'm here asking this question.
FYI, the 11" x 8.264" dimensions required by iTunes match the 1024 px x 768 px you mentioned.
Do you have any more questions for me or do you the answer to the question?
To make a publication that is available on iTunes, you have to adjust your page size size to 1024 x 768 pixels and you have to use the component of InDesign called Folio Builder to assemble the folio file that gets submitted to iTunes. It won't be a PDF.