Universal Scrolling Frames for InDesign

Universal Scrolling Frames From InDesign to HTML and EPUB

Adobe InDesign is full of wonderful interactive capabilities. The DPS Overlays panel adds several additional options, such as scrolling frames.

While this extra interactivity is supported by DPS, as well as our tool—in5 (InDesign to HTML5)—it’s not supported by InDesign’s native export formats: ePUB, HTML, and Publish Online.

In looking for ways for add this interactivity for all formats, I heard from many people that scrolling frames were a high priority.

I worked with Chad Chelius to refine the CSS that would support scrolling frames in ePUB and Publish Online. Chad wrote up how to manually insert this code on epubsecrets.

Then I went one step further and created a simple panel that will let you control scrolling with zero coding.

animated demo of the panel

The scrolling frame will work in ePUB (Fixed Layout and Reflowable), HTML, DPS, Publish Online, and in5. Thus I’ve dubbed it Universal Scrolling Frames.


The panel works with InDesign CC or newer.


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Justin | extensions,HTML5,InDesign,interaction,software | Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

116 thoughts on “Universal Scrolling Frames for InDesign”

  1. jorge says:

    I installed the Univ Scr Fr and worked well only the first test in one frame… it doesn’ work anymore… what happpened?

    1. Justin says:

      Hi Jorge,
      Looks like you were able to get things working after emailing with us. 🙂

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