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    Publishing just one .folio to a few Ipad

    Pierluis Level 1

      Hi, I would need some help because I am rather confused about the new method for publishing .folio files onto an Ipad.

       

      Actually with the pre-release system it was vey simple to save a .folio file onto my desktop to be sideloaded later onto the Ipad by I-Tunes but now it seems that I must buy a quite expensive service in order to do that again :-(

       

      I mean that all I would like to do is to create a .folio file for a personal presentation of my activity (I am a single artist, not a publishing company) and I would like it to be saved on the Ipads of my contacts (18 pieces).

       

      I was used to create a presentation with a .pdf file saved onto usb keys that I gave as a present to my contacts, but now I just would like to take advantage of the new Overlay-Creator functions  in order to make more attractive presentation (with 360° Viewer and Pan&Zoom effects).

       

      What I am trying to explain is that I do not want to sell the  presentation itself neither I need to have a large public diffusion of this file: I just need to have it downloaded and saved on the 18 Ipads of my friends and contacts.

       

      Obviously is not woth to pay an expensive subscription just to create a simple and private .folio, so please could someone of Adobe say clearly if the new features are dedicated to great publisher only?

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Publishing just one .folio to a few Ipad
          BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          You don't have to buy anything but you do need an Acrobat.com account. You can use that to share your folios with other users. You can only have one folio at a time with free Acrobat.com account.

           

          Bob

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          • 2. Re: Publishing just one .folio to a few Ipad
            Pierluis Level 1

            Thank you Bob!

             

            I have a free Acrobat.com account and I can see my "test.folio" files in it, and also I understand that I can share with other Acrobat.com users.


            But this is not the solution of my problem because what I would need is that this file could be downloaded and stored into my Ipad (so that I can read it any time I want without an internet connection) but I can not see how it is possible to transfer the .folio into the Ipad without using an internet connection.

             

            Honestly I am still rather confused because I can not understand why the pre-release method (when I could have a "file.folio" saved on my desktop) has been so dramatically changed !!!


            Furthermore I have also to say that if only I would have known in advance that the new features of the CS 5.5 for the creation of the folio files were so unusable I would not have bought the new Master Collection... and that's the reason why now I feel like I have been taken in by Adobe...

            • 3. Re: Publishing just one .folio to a few Ipad
              diedänen

              Hi Bob,

               

              i am also a bit confused about the pricing and the hole publishing process. For example, a client of us wants to produce a small info magazine and wants to offer this magazine in the apple app store for free. But when i understand it right you have to buy the Professional Edition to do this?! So, where are the solutions for small companys who wanted to publish a small info magazine for free and cant pay about 8.000 EUR per year for that???

              • 4. Re: Publishing just one .folio to a few Ipad
                F vd Geest (WA Veghel) Level 1

                Yep, you have to deliver the big bucks to Adobe and Apple before you can publish a simple issue to readers!

                No, not joking, you have to pay - big time!   :-(

                • 5. Re: Publishing just one .folio to a few Ipad
                  Fabthink

                  Hi Bob,

                  I agree with Pierluis that the new system is a bit confusing. My question is: how do I get my .folio into the iPad? I have a free Acrobat.com account and I can see my .folio online. But what I can't do is seeing my .folio on my iPad. How can I download it? If I sign in with my details into my Adobe content viewer, I would expect to see the .folio there? But it is not there. Could you please shed any light on this? Many thanks in advance!

                  • 6. Re: Publishing just one .folio to a few Ipad
                    BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                    The current viewer is not compatible with the current tools. Unfortunately Apple is taking its sweet time in approving it.

                     

                    There's nothing anyone can do but wait.

                     

                    Bob

                    • 7. Re: Publishing just one .folio to a few Ipad
                      vantage_v

                      Agree with others above.

                       

                      I wanted to create some internal interactive publications for our company (just a couple of hundred people), newsletters, building maps that kind of thing. But this is not possible due to the massive costs of actually creating distributing the completed digital publication. As I understand it I'll need to sign up for a Professional account so I can use Viewer Builder to create the App (IPA) and submit to Apple.

                       

                      Adobe really want this to be be for mass market magazines rather than the small guy.

                      • 8. Re: Publishing just one .folio to a few Ipad
                        Pierluis Level 1

                        Hi Bob,

                         

                        I need just a confirmation from you in order to be sure I have understood correctly.

                         

                        Today I have installed on my new Ipad2 the "Adobe Content Viewer" and I have connected using the same ID I have for the acrobat.com hoping to download the "test.folio" file that I have created through Indesign: unfortunately my "test.folio" did not appear in the library of the Viewer...

                         

                        Do you mean that the next version of the Viewer will permit to download my test.folio on my Ipad2?

                         

                        If the matter is that I have only to wait is ok for me... instead what I would consider a real fraud from Adobe is not to let me simply save a .folio file on my Ipad2...

                         

                        Did you noticed that "Safari" on the Ipad2 is not able to open the Acrobat.com page? Quite funny that the Adobe site where are stored the files created on purpose for the Ipad can not be seen on the Ipad...

                         

                        I have also seen again the presentation on the Adobe.tv made by Terry White about the new features of .folio files created with CS Indesign 5.5 (I have bought the Master Collection immediatly after I saw that video) and I can not find any clue of the fact that you can use .folio files only paying expensive subscriptions... don't you think this is not "politically correct"?

                         

                        Let's hope in any case that Adobe will make happy all their customers... and not only great publishing companies :-)

                         

                        Ciao!

                        • 9. Re: Publishing just one .folio to a few Ipad
                          BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                          Again, the current viewer won't work with the new tools. You're going to have wait for Apple to approve the updated viewer and the everything SHOULD work.

                           

                          Bob

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                          • 10. Re: Publishing just one .folio to a few Ipad
                            Pierluis Level 1

                            Thank you Bob, this is a good news ;-)

                             

                            Now I am just a little bit worried for the use of "SHOULD" rather than "WILL" but I am confident about Adobe and Apple capabilities :-)

                             

                            Bye!

                            • 11. Re: Publishing just one .folio to a few Ipad
                              Dogwalker1251

                              However, it is STILL not clear from the last answer if Adobe is going to allow one .folio file to be saved to your local copy of iTunes and then when synced, viewed on the iPad. The question is - will the new viewer app on the iPad allow that task? If not, we have really been mislead, because Terry White and others have implied that all you do is just create your document, and presto! You can watch it right on your iPad.  I've already invested heavily because of these statements and if (as a lone individual) I am NOW required to purchase the expensive DPS solution as if I were a large publisher, I'll be asking for refunds.

                              • 12. Re: Publishing just one .folio to a few Ipad
                                Pierluis Level 1

                                Hi Dogwalker,

                                 

                                as far as I am concerned Bob has told we only have to be patient, so I have assumed that Adobe is going to solve the problem.

                                 

                                But I fully agree with you that if I am not able to save my personal .folio file on my personal Ipad (important to notice I mean not a .folio magazine and not to be sold or broadcasted) then undoubtedly Adobe at the moment has cheated me.. and all their customers!

                                 

                                Anyway I consider an absurd solution to compel me to save my .folio file (my file = the file I have created by paying the purchase of Master Collection CS 5) on their server... maybe in the future we should expect then we will be compelled also to put all our .indd or .pdf files in the hands of Adobe?

                                 

                                And I can add that on the 5 of May here in Milan (Italy) Adobe made the official presentation of the new features of Indesgin CS 5.5 and Ipad application: same show as the video of Terry White but not a single word on the obligation to purchase the DPS subscription...

                                 

                                Now just wait and see what happens...

                                 

                                Bye!

                                • 13. Re: Publishing just one .folio to a few Ipad
                                  vantage_v Level 1

                                  Sideloading (loading a folio using iTunes) is no longer available in the final version of CS 5.5

                                  • 14. Re: Publishing just one .folio to a few Ipad
                                    Ivan.V

                                    I agree with Pierluis that the new system is a bit confusing.

                                     

                                    Why actually  it wasn't possible to save a .folio file onto my desktop to be sideloaded later onto the Ipad ?

                                     

                                    Honestly I am still rather confused because I can not understand why the pre-release method (when I could have a "file.folio" saved on my desktop) has been so dramatically changed !!!

                                     

                                    ps. Pierluis are you Italian ? I can contact you?

                                     

                                     

                                    Ivan

                                     

                                    • 15. Re: Publishing just one .folio to a few Ipad
                                      vantage_v Level 1

                                      Why has it been changed? So you have to pay.

                                      • 16. Re: Publishing just one .folio to a few Ipad
                                        Pierluis Level 1

                                        Hi Ivan.v,

                                         

                                        I have received your post in my email but I do not see it published here... quite strange ?!

                                         

                                        It is correct that now you can not save anymore a .folio file on your desktop so that you can not sideloaded on the Ipad: so if you (like me) have paid Adobe thinking that the new CS 5.5 would have supplied what Adobe wanted you to believe... welcome in the club of the unsatisfied customers :-)

                                         

                                        I am still waiting to discover if later some day (when Apple will approve the new version of the "Adobe Content Viewer") it will be possible to access with the Ipad your Acrobat.com account where you can store only a single .folio file and (maybe) you will be able to save it onto you Ipad, so it seems we still have a chance to get (almost) what we have paid for...

                                         

                                        p.s.: yes, I am in Monza (Italy) :-)

                                        • 17. Re: Publishing just one .folio to a few Ipad
                                          landrvr1 Level 2

                                          What a fantastically confusing mess this DPS has been thus far.  From early betas to name changes to program/app discontinuations.  A total mess.  They should immediately take down those Digital Magazine clips on Adobe TV.  Worthless at this point.

                                           

                                          Finally I find this thread...in which the OP asks the absolutely CRITICAL question "Will we be able to simply distribute .folio files ourselves?" 

                                           

                                          I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that a huge percentage of Digital Magazines created would NOT be done so for subscription distribution, but for private - mostly corporate usage.  Interactive presentations/brochures that sales people could show or email to clients, etc.  The potential we have here is enormous in that respect.  If there ends up being some sort of free or low cost subscription model, that will no doubt take off as well, but the real potential here is an interactive brochures.

                                           

                                          Of course, we're not going to know until the app update is released, but if Adobe restricts this so that we will not be able to privately distribute .folio files I'm going to take my copy of CS5, place it in the middle of my street, and light it on fire.

                                           

                                           

                                          • 18. Re: Publishing just one .folio to a few Ipad
                                            landrvr1 Level 2

                                            @ Pierluis

                                             

                                            Wait, you are saying that you can't save a .folio file to the desktop, but you can save it to an Acrobat.com account?

                                             

                                            What?


                                            WHAT?

                                             

                                            Again, this just gets more and more confusing.