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Aug 9, 2011 11:01 AM

To DPS users,  Having placed a URL into the web content overlay creator I get the following error  Invalid URL for Web Content Overlay also trying to preview this in the desktop folio viewer get the following.  An error has occurred while generating folio preview. [Error: Invalid URL for Web Content Overlay ]  Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong when using the web content area of indesign. I read users need to manually type the URL into the web content file. Regards Vividi

 
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  • Bob Bringhurst
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    Aug 9, 2011 11:10 AM   in reply to vividi

    Can you attach a screen shot?

     
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    Aug 9, 2011 11:14 AM   in reply to vividi

    Does the URL redirect? If so, you must use the destination URL.

     

    Bob

     
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    Aug 10, 2011 1:25 AM   in reply to vividi

    well it would be good if you shared your info.

    I have found that a URL as a / at the end of it, I get an error. just removing the trailing / solves the problem.

    Cheers

    Alistair

     
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    Aug 12, 2011 4:13 PM   in reply to vividi

    Since the question wasn't really answered, with the greatest of respect to all of you, please HELP!


    I got the same error message using an html 5 file created in edge-- placed into the container on my indesign page.  The file works great in Safari, so I know the interactaction is working-- but, as soon as I hit 'preview' in the overlay creator, I get this exact same message.


    Today, I gave up and decided to work around using image sequence.  I have the files all ready in their own folder-- created a container on the indesign page, clicked overlay creator, typed in the exact path to the folder (so the program won't crash) and checked 'show first image.'  At that point, the first image appeared.  However, when I clicked on preview, I got the error message again.

     


    ANY THOUGHTS??

     


    Otherwise, I am a huge fan of DPS.  I think we need shirts!


    THANKS so much!

     


    nancy p.

     
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    Aug 12, 2011 4:18 PM   in reply to buglegirl101

    Did you try it on the iPad? The desktop preview tool is less than perfect.

     

    Bob

     
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    Aug 12, 2011 4:46 PM   in reply to Bob Levine

    Hi, Bob,

     

    Thanks for being so speedy!

     

    Yes-- tried publishing it anyway.   I'm attaching the error when I tried to do that. InDesignScreenSnapz001.jpg

      My links are all OK -- but is there any other asset folder that might be missing?  I only know of 2 that  I need: the inDesign folder and the folder where the photos are.

     

    Am I missing something?

     

    Thanks,

    nancy

     
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    Aug 12, 2011 5:00 PM   in reply to buglegirl101

    Where's the folder for the HTML assets?

     

    Bob

     
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    Aug 12, 2011 6:35 PM   in reply to Bob Levine

    My html  folder is in the same directory level as my articles.  I do have 1 html 5 file that has been working from that location w/ overlay--in the viewer on my desktop and on the ipad.  It was created as an animation in Indesign and converted with Wallaby.  The Edge file stopped working yesterday--which I actually think is my fault--moving files around.

     

    However, I'm more concerened with this "image sequence"problem.  It should work.   My image folder is on the same level as the article folder, which is also where my folders for photos/links are.  I don't have a links folder.  Should I?

     

    Hope this isn't too lame.  I sometimes skip over the early instructions to get to the fun stuff--and I've been having so much fun with the folio -- I haven't looked back!

     

    Thanks so much!

     

    nancy

     
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    Aug 12, 2011 6:55 PM   in reply to buglegirl101

    Bob,

     

    Got it working!!!

     

    Solution: deleting the second page of the file-- which had the OLD CODE from the edge file that gave me a problem yesterday.

     

    When in doubt, I guess, just start fresh!

     

    Course, I still am not sure about the 'folder' thing-- but everything is working just great right now.

     

    THANKS SO MUCH!

     

    nancy

     
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    Aug 13, 2011 11:00 PM   in reply to vividi

    With regards to invalid URL, I keep getting a "invalidUrl" when creating a web view. I thought it was because of trailing / at the end of the URL but now that doesn't seem to be the issue, anyone else had this problem?

     

    Sent from Alistairs iPhone

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    Aug 14, 2011 1:10 PM   in reply to mobly

    Alistair,

     

    do you mean the "Invalid Asset Location" Error Message?

    this seams to be a strange computer depending bug, as Bob Bringhurst

    mentioned here (comments below):

    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/digitalpubsuite/using/WS9293e1fb3b977c5c73 657495129f66e490f-7ffa.html

     

    —Johannes

     
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    Sep 20, 2011 7:18 AM   in reply to Johannes Eckert

    I'm having the same Invalid Asset Location Error Message when pointing to an external URL. I read Bob Bringhurst's explanation. I'm just reporting this to show that the bug is still around.

     
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    Sep 29, 2011 5:33 AM   in reply to Sandee Cohen

    I think (am almost sure) that Bob Levine (in another place) gave me the right answer.

     

    It has to do with a link that redirects to another page.

     

    Without the redirect the Web content plays correctly.

     

    Thanks Bob,

     

    Sandee

     
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    Sep 29, 2011 5:47 AM   in reply to Sandee Cohen

    Glad you got it sorted, Sandee!

     

     

     

    Bob

     
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    Nov 5, 2011 8:34 AM   in reply to Johannes Eckert

    Have come back to this again, and still the same problem...

    just created an empty box, and pointing to an external URL - http://www.hrp.org.uk/toweroflondon/planyourvisit/gettinghere

    so no files within the article etc, I now can't even upload the article

    Any other thoughts??

     

     

     

    Content generation error.

    [Error: Invalid URL for Web Content Overlay]

     

     

    Cheers

    Alistair

     
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    Nov 5, 2011 9:18 AM   in reply to mobly

    OK.....

    so deleting images one by one from all the article pages, lead me to two image boxes that, although did not have a web view associated with them, were causing the problem, very bizarre, and certainly in my eyes quite buggy, but there you go. As was previuosly mentioned, if in doubt start from scratch. At least by reporting these issues, others may find the solution a bit quicker.

     

    All hail the Adobe Forums!! :-)

     
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    Dec 2, 2011 3:24 PM   in reply to Johannes Eckert

    Working with a customer, I found another cause for the "Invalid asset location" error, mutiple web content overlays that end with trailing forward slashes. Read about it as solution #1 in this KB doc:

    http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/925/cpsid_92585.html

     
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    Apr 13, 2012 6:21 AM   in reply to vividi

    It seems that this error happens when you try to paste a web content frame into another frame (using alt+cmd+v).

    Is this a bug, or just the way InDeisgn works?

     
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