EPUB and DPS do not support most interactive features.
PDF and SWF are where you want to be looking.
Pan and Zoom
export to Interactive PDF
export to Interactive SWF
Preview in Adobe Viewer
Works as expected but no much good to me there!
Pan and Zoom is DPS only.
that's what I mean
how do you know what effect goes with each format?
its a real nightmare unraveling this
and (sorry to double up) can you use DPS locally
or is it basically a paid system (unless you have only one 'free' folio item - very unlikely)
DPS is way too much to explain in one or two paragraphs.
You can read about it here: http://www.adobe.com/products/digitalpublishingsuite/
Anything you see in the overlay or folio builder panels is DPS Only. And yeah...for the most part, you have to pay.
Appreciate your help
Have to say I'm incredibly disappointed to find after paying for a product (CS5.5 Design Premium) that's advertised as producing wonderful interactive content, that I can't actually make use of said content, without paying Adobe even more cash is appalling!
This is definitely not how the product is presented and borders on a ....... well lets just say its not upfront and not get legal
...and if you use DPS
can the intended audience download the publication. Break any link with the internet and browse the document....
...leaving you then free to delete your one free folio ready for the next project?
Just go to Acrobat.com and delete it yourself. Or..spend $15/month and create as many as you want.
Note that these will not be branded apps and will have to be viewed using Adobe Content Viewer. The person viewing it will have to log into your Acrobat.com account.
But I must say, I think your thought process is a bit narrow minded. Here's a scenario for you:
Client calls and wants to advertise in a magazine that's being published using DPS. They need you to create an ad and submit it to the publisher.
How is that costing you anything?
Didn't expect to be called narrow minded!
Just trying to get to the bottom of this mess.
Client calls - can I create a number of presentations using the latest CS tools.
Yes - but you can't do the all singing and dancing stuff you've seen Adobe advertise
unless you want to pay extra.
I thought I was getting truly interactive tools,
not truly interactive tools ...that you have to pay Adobe an extra fee to use effectively.
Yes, you can. You can do it all...you just can't publish it as a branded app.
How do I publish a DPS file without using the Acrobat.com (pay) system?
There are ways to share folios but this is going way OT for the InDesign forum.
Please pay the DPS forum a visit and have a read through the posts there. http://forums.adobe.com/community/dps
You may find some information of use to you.
I've used Indesign since it was first released
I want to find out what it can do
That's why I'm here. Its absolutely not OT.
With respect - Its certainly not me being OT if Adobe want to pic 'n' mix capabilities
Quote: Yes, you can. You can do it all...you just can't publish it as a branded app.
Can you please explain what you mean by this?
There is app on iTunes store called the Adobe Content Viewer (also available for Android and Playbook). With this viewer you can view any folio you create, much like the Adobe Reader application for PDFs.
And again, in case you hadn't noticed, I'm the only one responding to DPS questions here. You'll get a ton more responses in the DPS forum.
Thanks - will take a look at the tips. That looks useful.
As for Indesign having all these capabilities. I feel duped into using a pay as you go system.