in5 v2.2 – HD Images, Better Buttons, HPUB Packaging, Scrolling Frames Unleashed

Version 2.2 of in5 (InDesign to HTML5) is now available. This update is chalked full of fixes and new features. Here’s rundown of some of the features.

High Definition Images

There are 2 new Image Quality settings available:

  • High Definition
  • High Definition – Text Frames Only

These options allow you to export items at 144 ppi (essentially twice “normal” resolution). This is particularly useful if you’re targeting retina displays or you want your content to be crisp when zoomed in upon.

Better Buttons

in5 has supported InDesign buttons since its very early days. However, many buttons have drop shadow or glow effects applied, usually to the roll over state. When in5 queried InDesign to get the button dimensions, InDesign did not include the size of any outer glow or drop shadow in those calculations. So, the resulting button was often cropped a bit. No more!

Better Button Rendering

in5 now traverses the objects within a button checking for effects that will alter the button’s size. The result is that buttons with outer effects now display as expected, with no need for any workarounds.

Automatic Packaging for Baker Framework and Liquid State

in5 now automatically packages files when exporting for the Baker Framework (.hpub file extension) or the Liquid State Publishing System (.zip extension).

Baker Framework

The HPUB file can be posted directly to a server and used with Newsstand issues. The HPUB file is automatically created when you select Baker Framework (HPUB) as the Output format in the in5 dialog, and the file is saved to the same directory as the book folder.


A ZIP package is now also automatically created when you select Liquid State Publishing System as the Output format. This package can then be uploaded directly into a Liquid State project.

Scrolling Frames Unleashed

Scrolling Frames previously supported text, images, and buttons. Scrolling Frames can now support all types of content, including other Overlays like Slideshows!

Animation Triggered by Object States

We didn’t even realize it, but InDesign had an On State Load event to trigger animation within Multi-State Objects. A savvy user on the in5 Answer Exchange tipped us off to the feature, which allows animation to play when a specific Object State is visible. It’s very useful and it’s now supported by in5!

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Additional fixes in v2.2

In addition to the new features above, this version has a host of fixes that should improve the experience of using in5:

  • jQuery is now local only, rather than from the Google CDN first, on all Output formats except Web.
  • Superscript and subscript sizes in HTML now match the InDesign document preferences.
  • Added support for embedding fonts that do not have a file extension.
  • Improved item positioning with Liquid Page Format.
  • Fixed rollover with unroll in Safari.
  • Fixed crossfades so that transition does not appear on top of other items.
  • Fixed default hyphenation for overridden paragraph styles.
  • Fixed Merge Pages Vertically script dialog so that numbers can be enter from the keypad.
  • Fixed JavaScript so that interacting with a Pan Zoom Overlay does not trigger a swipe gesture.
  • Fixed the width of anchored objects within Liquid Layout text frames that are rendered as HTML.
  • Fixed occasional vertically shifting in auto page numbers from master pages.
  • Fixed positioning for large text frames that overflow and exceed the pasteboard area.
  • Fixed animation sequences that stopped due to a looping animation.
  • Fixed issue with MSOs stacked on top of each other and interrupting interactivity.
  • Fixed issue with horizontal scrolling on a touch device also triggering swipe gesture.
  • Fixed misc issue with drop shadows appearing on text content when rendering text as images.
  • Hidden items are now reset on cached Baker Framework pages when swiping.
  • Disabled font embedding for No Paragraph Style and None Character Style.
  • Reduced opacity of watermarks on demo version.

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