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.
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!
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).
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!