Well known limitation and it is exactly what it says it is.
You cannot use the desktop previewer to check PDF folios.
Wow... what a terrible limitation.
Just switched my whole work over to PDF folio since I learned it looks better on the iPad 3 since text stays vectorized.
Is this true Bob? You seem to know a lot about it and I don't want to make my whole work in a PDF folio if it's not going to look better on an iPad 3.
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PDF is the way to go…absolutely.
Thanks Bob, again!
By the way, if other people find this thread helpful, another tip:
It might be an idea to first create your whole folio in JPEG to test it on your desktop, before remaking it all in PDF with the finished InDesign documents (a little extra step, but let's you work quicker in testing on desktop).
If you have a PDF article you can preview it via file > folio
preview/preview in the overlay creator for the Desktop Content Viewer.
Unfortunately you are not able to preview the whole folio/an article via
the folio builder this way.
Here a blogpost (in German) about it:
u l r i c h - m e d i a G m b H
@Haeme – does not work for me. Sometimes yes, sometimes the Desktop Content Viewer is showing is a gray field.
Will test further, if there are any constraints concerning the rendering process of different objects.
Tested again. I had some MSOs on the second page that prevented rendering. They contain nothing but empty rectangles.
After removing ONE of the MSOs the rendering was fine. Did not matter if I removed the one or the other MSO.
I'm interested too. Since Haeme really helped me by mentioning I can preview it via the Overlay Creator panel, it works for me just fine.
Saves me a lot of time updating and downloading my folio again and again on my iPad.