Hi - I'm looking at options for publishing the content of an A4 magazine produced in InDesign for people with iPads, Android phones etc. At this point all I want to do is just export the basic elements - headline and body copy (and one or two other elements such as boxes and maybe a diagram) from articles and publishing them under a standard banner. I'm guessing the main options are either producing a file or app of some sort or producing a web page for each article that people link to when we email them the contents.
If anyone can advise on the least painful and fairly low cost way to do this I would be grateful.
You'd be looking at the likes of eDocker, flippingbook.com, ajar productions, are the ones that come to mind straightaway.
I don't know of a free way to do this - without having to jump through DPS and hoops with InDesign.
For iPad, I think, the easiest way is to create folios with this script. I created a similar script (based on it) for 7" devices.
Another way is exporting to ePub: you can select the elements you want to export and define their order in the “Articles” panel. Then you can fine tune the exported ePub, say, in Dreamweaver. If your magazine has a complex layout and you want to keep it (as much as possible), you may export it to “fixed layout” ePub with Rorohiko's ePubCrawler (it’s free).