Publish HTML-based “HPub” content with Twixl Publisher 4

In Twixl Publisher 4.0, we added support for a new file format called HPub. An HPub publication is like an HTML5 microsite, that could also be rendered in a standard browser.

Content can be created using the HTML tools of your choice, then packaged according to the HPub specification.

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How to customize your Twixl kiosk

Twixl Publisher offers a number of options to adjust things like the toolbar colors in your app, or the backgrounds and colors used in the store. These allow you to give your app a personal touch.

But it doesn’t end there… by integrating things like an info page and/or an info cell in your kiosk, you can communicate more directly with your readers.

Visit.Brussels

In this article, we want to give an overview of the different parts of the look and feel that can be customized.

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Creating content for phones with Twixl Publisher 4.0

With the Twixl Publisher 4.0 plug-in, you can now create an alternate layout for phones in InDesign. In this article, we not only want to show you how to do that, but we’d also like to recommend the best practices we think you should keep in mind when converting tablet content to phones.

Alternate Layouts
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Twixl Publisher 4.0 is now available

What’s new in Twixl Publisher 4?

1. Support for publishing on phones

Twixl Publisher 4.0 for the first time lets you publish on phones (iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 6 and 6 Plus, and Android phones running 4.0.3 or higher).

In InDesign you can create an alternate layout for phones, in addition to layouts for iPad and Android tablets.

Alternate Layouts

You can now choose to create tablet only, phone only or universal apps.

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Synchronize your Twixl Publisher build settings with Dropbox

Here’s a little trick that allows you to synchronize your Build Settings folder using Dropbox, and make it available on multiple Macs. It requires you to use the Terminal app though.

First, go to the “Twixl Publisher” folder in “Application Support” in your home library: /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Twixl Publisher/

You can use the Finder’s ‘Go to Folder’ menu option do find this folder, or otherwise hold down the ‘alt’ key while selecting the Go menu, and the Home Library will become available in the menu.

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Twixl Publisher 3.7.5 &
Beta 3 of Twixl Publisher 4

Now available for download: a maintenance release 3.7.5 of Twixl Publisher, and at the same time, we’re also introducing beta 3 of Twixl Publisher 4. This is the first build that brings support for Android phones in addition to iPhones.

We’ve been very excited with the fantastic response we are getting for the beta releases and would like to thank all our testers for their great feedback.

Hyperlink

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URL schemes for navigation in a Twixl publication

A number of custom URL schemes can be used in a web hyperlink, a web viewer, a web overlay, the embedded web browser, etc.

(Available in a hyperlink, a web viewer or a web overlay)

If you want to add a link to a page in your publication from within a web viewer or web overlay window, you can do so by creating an HREF like the one below:

tp-pagelink://{article_name}/{page_number}

An example would be:

<a href="tp-pagelink://TOC/3">

Hyperlink

In a publication-based workflow, it is relatively easy to create page links to another document (article) in the book file. When working in an article-based workflow, defining page links can be a bit harder. That’s why in Twixl Publisher 4.0, a number of new URL schemes for relative article and page navigation have been added.
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How to create custom thumbnails for the Table of Contents viewer

When using web viewers, panorama VR or image sequences on a page, these will not be rendered when the Twixl Publisher export creates the thumbnails that are used for the Table of Contents (TOC) overview.

There is a way to customize the thumbnails that are being displayed in the TOC viewer though…

TOC

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Twixl Publisher 3.7.4 now available – also beta 2 of Twixl Publisher 4

Just before the Christmas holidays, we’re shipping maintenance release 3.7.4 of Twixl Publisher, and at the same time, we’re also introducing beta 2 of Twixl Publisher 4, that will bring support for phones when it ships early 2015. We’ve been very excited with the fantastic response we are getting for this beta and would like to thank all beta-testers for their excellent feedback.

Phones

To update, use “Check for updates…” in the Twixl Publisher OS X app, or go to our download page .

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Adobe dropping DPS SE?
Look no further than Twixl Publisher Single!

Adobe’s decision to drop DPS Single Edition support from Creative Cloud in the near future caused quite a stir on social media and user forums in the last week of November. Adobe’s intentions have now become very clear: to continue to target the high end of the market with DPS Pro and Enterprise editions, and to encourage all other users to move to fixed layout (FXL) ePUB for their digital publishing needs.

Lots of smaller publishers and agencies feel left out in the cold and think that they may be forced to upgrade to a paid DPS Pro plan. Consequently, they are also looking for alternative solutions. Read more ›

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