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.

Build Type

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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.

Hyperlink

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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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How to integrate a form, survey or shopping basket in a Twixl app

Web Viewers” are a very powerful and sometimes underestimated feature that allows you to add dynamic updateable content in a Twixl publication.
Any rectangle on an InDesign page can become a source of HTML content. This is not limited to just displaying a specific page of a web site, but can also be used to integrate things like a form, a survey or even a shopping basket that can use localStorage.

Shopping basket

In order to explain how this works, we created a “Shopping basket” example. Read more ›

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Direct upload to the Twixl Distribution Platform

As of Twixl Publisher 3.7, it is now possible to upload a new publication for a kiosk app directly from the Twixl Publisher OS X application to the Twixl Distribution Platform.

Check out the 3-minute video below to see how this works.

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Twixl Publisher 3.7: Publication sharing made easy

What’s new in release 3.7 ?

Easy publication sharing

To make the approval process easier, we now allow you to easily share an interactive Twixl publication with a colleague, a client or a proofreader. You can quickly invite anyone to check out your work using the Twixl Viewer without the need to create “ad hoc” test builds of your app.To make the approval process easier, we now allow you to easily share an interactive Twixl publication with a colleague, a client or a proofreader. You can quickly invite anyone to check out your work without the need to create “ad hoc” test builds of your app.

Sharing a publication

Sharing a publication from the plug-in or the OS X app is now just as easy a creating a Preview. Read more ›

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