How to Add Advanced HTML Hyperlinking with in5

Justin | design,extensions,HTML5,InDesign,tips | Monday, September 21st, 2015
indesign new hyperlink

InDesign has many strengths as an interactive layout tool.

One of its limitations, however, is that it doesn’t let you set a target attribute when creating a hyperlink. The target attribute lets you control how a hyperlink is open.

In this article, I’m going to take you on a deep dive of a new features that we’ve added in in5 version 2.6: Advanced Hyperlink Targeting.

Not only can you use this feature to control links in your web-based HTML, it also gives you a high degree of control in Web Apps, Baker Framework apps, and PhoneGap apps.

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in5 2.5 Improves InDesign to HTML Export Speed by up to 100x!

Justin | design,extensions,HTML5,InDesign,software | Thursday, July 30th, 2015
breaking the sound barrier

Image credit: wikipedia.org

Faster Exporting

Yes, you read that headline right. Up to 100x faster exporting from InDesign to HTML! There’s nothing extra for you to do, just run the latest version of in5 and you’ll find it’s much faster.

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Export One HTML File Per Page with in5

Justin | design,extensions,HTML5,InDesign,tips | Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

By default, in5 will export all pages in your InDesign document into a single HTML file. But there are a couple of reasons why you might want an HTML file generated for each page in the InDesign document:

  1. Each page will have it’s own URL (so you can easily link to a page)
  2. Loading only one page at time decreases load time in the browser, especially for long documents

The ability to export a document as multiple HTML files actually already exists within in5, though we haven’t done a great job of advertising it.

Both the Baker Framework (HPUB) and the Liquid State Publishing System Output options will export one HTML file per page.

in5_multifile_output

Both outputs can be used directly on the web, though the Liquid State Publishing System option will probably be slightly better because the index.html file redirects to the first page (whereas in Baker the index file contains the page thumbnails).

One thing that is lost when switching to a multi-file format is the animated transition between pages. If you want to keep that transition, but also be able to link to individual pages, check out this solution on the Answer Exchange.

Custom CC Installers Added for SmartMouth Extension

Justin | Animate/Flash,extensions | Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

As I mentioned in a previous post, the Adobe CC 2015 update broke the extension installation process for 3rd-party extensions. Instead of waiting for Adobe to fix the problem, we’ve created custom installers for SmartMouth (our automatic lip-syncing extension for Flash Pro) that do not rely on Extension Manager.

The new installers (one for Mac and one for Windows) are now available and will let you install SmartMouth for any version of Flash CC without the need for Extension Manager.

Custom CC Installers for in5 Now Available

Justin | HTML5,InDesign,software | Monday, June 29th, 2015

As I mentioned in a previous post, the Adobe CC 2015 update broke the extension installation process for 3rd-party extensions. Instead of waiting for Adobe to fix the problem, we’ve created custom installers for in5 that do not rely on Extension Manager.

The new installers (one for Mac and one for Windows) are now available and will let you install in5 for any version of InDesign CC without the need for Extension Manager.

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