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How to create an e-magazine 3D Issue Digital Publishing Software Version 6

Part one Content Tab


INTRODUCTION This tutorial guide will outline some of the key activities relating to 3D Issue in the creation of a digital magazine using 3D Issue Version 6. By focusing on the digital magazine preparation we will instruct on how 3D Issue may be used to make an online publication or general interactive magazine. 3D Issue is an advanced digital magazine software package which uses PDF conversion technology, to create interactive magazines for both on-line and off-line consumption. Publications created in 3D Issue may be read on almost any device, In Flash for Desktop PC or MAC; In HTML5 on iPad, iPhone or other tablet or smartphone; Off-line via Apps for iOS (Apple iPad and iPhone) and Android Devices; Via .epub and .mobi file formats for all e-book reader devices like the Amazon kindle or B&N Nook.

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REQUIREMENTS For the purposes of this e-book the following are required A PC or MAC with at least 1 gigabyte of RAM; 3D Issue V6 (where features are not applicable for Lite users this will be indicated;) File in PDF format for conversion.


The Content Tab 3D Issue software provides an intuitive user interface separated into three tabs with three core purposes. The tabs are Content, Design and Output this guide will look specifically at the Content tab and the role of this area in the process of how to create a digital book. To view part 2 of this guide click here. To view part 3 of this guide click here. The content tab may be broadly defined as the area in 3D Issue where the PDF content is imported and thereby allowing the publisher to ensure that: 1.) The correct PDF files are imported 2.) The files are displaying correctly prior to conversion 3.) The files are in the correct order 4.) The correct SEO profile and information is attached 5.) The correct Logo to be used is attached 6.) The correct Copyright information is provided This area of the software is thereby a ‘preliminary’ section, one where set up takes place before any real creative work can take place.

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How to get started

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1) TEMPLATE 2) PROFILE 3

3) ADD, REMOVE, REMOVE ALL

Load the 3D Issue software via the 3D Issue shortcut icon on your desktop or from the start or applications menu and select ‘Create New Issue’. A window will appear, simply select the PDF file or files for conversion into a digital edition then click ‘Open’. 3D Issue allows for the import of PDFs individually and also where the PDF file contains multiple PDFs. Both types of file may be imported into the software together.

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1. Template The template option is only applicable to marketing agencies who are preparing a publication on behalf of their client. For more information on using 3D Issue to provide a service for your clients e-mail us at info@3dissue.com. In these circumstances there will be a logo provided for each client under the template drop down menu. If the software is being used in-house then only one logo will be available which can be named in a later stage.

2. Profile The profile tab must be used at the initial software set up, but may also be used to change settings from time to time, for example to adjust an SEO profile. The following options exist in the Profile menu: Details – Indicate the template name and Copyright information for your digital edition. Logo & Text – Specify the logo, or if it is preferred some text for the publication, which will display in the top left corner of each publication. Domains – This area must include the server, to which the publications will be uploaded. SEO – Profiles may be set up with varying SEO, titles, descriptions, and keywords attached. Information entered into the Profile section of 3D Issue can be amended and updated as appropriate for individual types of flip magazines or catalogues for example. 1) User alternative SEO settings for varying publications, 2) Provide the name for your template; 3) Add an additional server for your publications so they may be viewed; 4) Change the logo or text for the back issues as well as current issues. 4


3. Add, Remove, Remove all. The features provided in this section of the software are straightforward and simple to understand yet can be vital for quick amends. QUICK TIP Using the ‘add’ option one can change a specific part of the publication and unless a reader has downloaded a copy to their desktop, once a fresh upload has taken place the content will have been updated and the link remains the same.

Add - will allow for the addition of a new PDF file; Remove - will take one away; Remove all - will clear the list of PDF files allowing for the import of new files. This is a pragmatic feature in the software which used correctly can allow for a swift change of content.

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Remove Bleed This option allows for the removal of a border which is used only where content is going to print as hard copy. The bleed may be removed manually or automatically in 3D Issue.

Page order The page order section of 3D Issue allows for the file order to be changed by utilising the arrow tabs alongside the Add, Remove, and Remove All feature.

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4. Layout The layout section of the Content tab allows for the preview of the PDFs prior to any additional functionality being added to the publication. It has four options. Single Page Spread – Double page Spread – Mixture of Both This option is available in all versions of 3D Issue Lite, Professional and Enterprise. This option allows the content creator to specify where the ‘fold’ or ‘crease’ in the publication is to go. Like the staple in a hard copy magazine at the center fold. The convenient preview window in the Content tab of the software allows for a preview of the publication to ensure that the correct pages are in place and the ‘digital fold’ is in the correct location. This useful option not only ensures that your publication will display as you intend it to but also provides convenient options. For example, it is possible to have a single page flip publication by indicating to the software that a page is double spread where it is actually not. Mixture of both will allow for a combination of single page spreads and double page spreads. “We hope you found this tutorial guide most useful. To review a database of our most commonly asked questions refer to the 3D Issue Knowledge base here or contact us at customerservices@3dissue.com or tweet us by including @3dissue in your message.”

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How to create an e-magazine 3D Issue Digital Publishing Software Version 6

Part Two Design Tab


INTRODUCTION This guide will outline some of the key insights on how to create an e-magazine by utilising 3D Issue Digital Publishing Suite Version 6. By focusing on the digital magazine preparation we will instruct on how 3D Issue may be used to make an online catalog or an interactive magazine. 3D Issue is a digital magazine software package which uses advanced PDF conversion technology, to create interactive magazines for both on-line and off-line publishing in Flash and HTML5 format. Publications created in 3D Issue may be read on almost any device, from Desktop PC or MAC, to iPad and e-book reader devices like the Amazon kindle or B&N Nook.

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3D Issue software provides an intuitive user interface separated into three tabs with three core purposes. The tabs are Content, Design and Output. This e-book will look specifically at the Design tab and the role of this area in the process of how to create a digital book. Part two and three shall look at the two other tabs.

How to create an e-magazine

To read Part one of this guide click here

3D Issue Digital Publishing Software Version 6

Part one Content Tab

How to create an e-magazine

And to view part three click here

3D Issue Digital Publishing Software

Part Three Output Tab


REQUIREMENTS > For the purposes of this guide the following are required: > A PC or MAC with at least 1 gigabyte of RAM; > 3D Issue Professional V6 (Where features are only applicable to Professional and Enterprise this will be indicated); > File in PDF format for conversion. The design tab in 3D Issue is where the creativity takes place! Through the Design tab 3D Issue users can ensure that their digital editions achieve many objectives key to digital publishing including: • • •

The addition of Interactive options for readers including Notes and Bookmarks; Embedding of Movies and Audio Tracks including YouTube capability; Adherence to Brand Guidelines by adjusting Icon colors and backgrounds;

The design tab in 3D Issue Version 6 varies depending on which version of the software has been installed. The Lite version does not carry the same features as the Professional/ Enterprise. Where a feature is not available in the Lite it shall be highlighted as follows: *.

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The Menu Options in the Design tab and a brief summary of what each option provides are:

1. Appearance – Background, banner, Preloader, Intro Icon Color, Spine Shading, Page turn Sound Option; 2. Interactive* – Add reader features including Comments Button, Info button, Audio, Video, Download file; 3. Features/Reader Toolbar – Select options which are to be made available to readers; 4. Menu/Tablet of Contents* – Allocate or import bookmarks for a table of contents 5. Zoom Options – Single or Double page zoom, Navigation options, 6. Advanced – Load control, set custom language, amend and set e-mails extrapolated from digital edition via sharing, bookmarks, Notes, Comments buttons. 3


Note The 3D Issue Design tab allows the publisher to access two modes. ‘Magazine mode’ and ‘eBook mode’. Magazine mode prepares publications which are viewed in the reader’s web browser or App whilst the eBook mode prepares .mobi and .epub files.

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7 5 1. Background – the background image is allocated on a publication by publication basis, images which do not include words or facial images are recommended. To allocate a custom image select ‘Custom’ and select a .JPEG, .GIF, or .PNG file. For more information on Background images click here. 2. Intro Area – the Intro area allows for the addition of a custom image at “Page Zero” which may include a bespoke guide or prime advertising space. For more information on Intro area and how this can be used effectively click here. For information on adding a custom pre-loader image click here.

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3. Top Banner – Advertising or product differentiation space with Google Analytics integration for reader statistics which can then be provided to advertiser’s e.g. Click rate / response rate. To find out more on Analyzing reader statistics click here. 4. Side Panel – refers to reader toolbar, allocate position; 5. Navigation panel – refers to thumbnails or button images; 6. Default view mode – a. Flip ‘traditional’ page flip from right to left or left to right;

b. Slide Appears as double page which will slide; c. Presentation appears as a single page which will slide.

7. Icon Color – Icons on toolbar default colour 8. Page turn sound 9. Spine Shading – a 3D Effect along book spine which provides perception of depth; 10. Hide side panel – deactivate options which are set under Features / Toolbar

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Interactive* The options under the Interactive menu are split into two Groups those on the Left and on the Right. The left column has two options. The four columns of buttons on the right allow the publisher to add interactivity, via either hotspot or button which is explained in detail in the next section. Note roll over text, sizing options, rollover and rollout colouring and positioning options are available with the option for roll over sounds also.

1. Selector Tool – Default selection for interactive menu; 2. Keep Tool Selected - selecting allows for addition of the same option without defaulting back to Selector tool; The other options on the interactive menu allow for the addition of clickable buttons or hotspots to the publication. Note button images are customizable for more information on how to customize the buttons click this link.

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1. Row one Go to page button – Allow reader to jump to a specified page Weblink button – Connect to a webpage Comments button – Allow reader comments to be directed to an e-mail address Info button – Provide pop up information at the touch of a button 2. Row two e-mail button – Allows reader to e-mail a certain address from within the publication Flash button – Flash animation will appear center screen Download button – Specify a file which is downloaded where this button is clicked Video button – Allocate a Video file or YouTube video to play in a window

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3. Row 3 Audio Button – Allows readers to play an audio file Embed Flash – Drag a box where Flash Animations will play Open File Button – For off-line versions Embed Movie - Drag a box where a Movie file or YouTube video will play

Features

This area of the software has 13 options which may be provided for readers this section of the software allows for the provision of certain reader options which are:

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Reader Toolbar

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Contents* – Provide the table of contents feature to readers Library – Allows readers to browse the Archive if applicable for more information on setting up the archive refer to this link.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Download – Allows readers to download the off-line version of 3D Issue Print – Allows readers to select pages for printing Sharing* – Allows readers to share via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ Search – Allows readers to search the publication Settings – Allows readers to adjust options including zoom size and navigation options Help – Provides a pop up with useful information Full screen Mode – leave the browser in the background Bookmarks – allows readers to read and share their bookmarks Notes – Allows readers to access and share their Notes Thumbnails – Displays thumbnails in a Vertical view of each page Exit – closes the publication

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Menu The table of contents function in 3D Issue allows Professional and Enterprise users to provide a simple means of navigation around the publication. The Table of contents will also allow for the inclusion of URLs as links.

The add Root Item section allows the creator to specify the first heading of the ‘Tree Struture’ Enter sub-items or additional Root Items as necessary. Where a template has been entered it may then be then be saved and utilized at a later stage via the ‘Load template’ option. For more information on the table of contents you may wish to refer to this blog post.

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Zoom Options The zoom options in 3D Issue include the following: Zoom to : with options for Single or Double page spreads Navigation : with options for ‘Click and Drag’ or ‘Mouse move’

Advanced Read Right to left – for markets where the page turn is Right to Left Load Control – for longer publications to ensure the publication runs smoothly. For more information on Load control click here. Default Language* – Select a custom language as set up under the options for a detailed explanation of how to add a custom language check out this blog post QUICK TIP on providing multiple languages from within an issue. For more info click here.

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Page Numbering Starts on* – For publications which have selected: Appearance > Navigation panel > Buttons. Exit URL* – the reader will be prompted with this exit URL when they leave the publication.

Quick question!

Why not start on page 1? The page numbering will usually not start as page one will be the front cover. Exit URL* – the reader will be prompted with this exit URL when they leave the publication. Page numbering will usually not start on page one as page one will usually be the front cover. Similarly page two shall often be an advertisement with a table of contents provided on page three. Often page numbering shall only apply from page five. Always ensure where page numbers are indicated on the creative that the navigation option coincides appropriately. Where ‘thumbnails’ are selected rather than ‘buttons’ for navigation the ‘page numbering starts on’ option is not applicable.

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Edit e-mail settings for Sharing, Bookmarks, Notes and Comments* Whilst readers of a publication created in the Lite software may add Bookmarks and Notes the e-mail delivered when these are shared may not be defined by the publisher. Content prepared in the Professional/Enterprise software allows the publisher to specify the copy for each e-mail via the edit e-mail buttons contained in the Advanced section of the Design Tab. Note ‘Sharing’ and ‘Comments’ respectively are only available to readers of publications created in the Professional/Enterprise software. For more information on tips for editing these settings see this link. If you’d like to download this 3D Issue Guide for offline reading select download from the reader toolbar. 3D Issue Version 6 now comes with full App compatibilty for your readers via the Apple App Store and Google Play Android Marketplace so readers can browse and download for off-line reading. Note: Users of 3D Issue Version 5 and above may still add a HTML5 Web App icon to their homescreen. For an introduction to 3D Issue V6 Apple App Store Apps for iPad and iPhone click here, also please refer to the guide below and check out Part three of this guide by clicking here. Version

On-line ? Off-line ? Version ?

1.HTML5 Web App

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No

All versions of 3D Issue Version 5 and above

2. Apple App Store App /Google Play Android App

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Professional/Enterprise only Version 6 and above

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How to create an e-magazine 3D Issue Digital Publishing Software Version 6

Part Three Output Tab


INTRODUCTION The third part of this e-Book is about the Output tab. The output is where you can: Set the destination for your digital editions Apply image quality and zoom settings to your digital publication Specify which file types are required i.e. tablet, mobile, e-book.

3D Issue software provides an intuitive user interface separated into three tabs with three core purposes. The tabs are Content, Design and Output. This e-book will look specifically at the Design tab and the role of this area in the process of how to create a digital book. Part one and two look at the two other tabs.

How to create an e-magazine

REQUIREMENTS

For the purposes of this e-book the following are required

3D Issue Digital Publishing Software Version 6

Part one Content Tab

A PC or MAC with at least 1 gigabyte of RAM; 3D Issue Professional V6 (Full version or Trial); File in PDF format for conversion.

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To read Part one of this guide click here

How to create an e-magazine

And to view part two click here

3D Issue Digital Publishing Software Version 6

Part Two Design Tab


Within the output tab:The Output tab of 3D Issue is usually the final tab used in the publishing process. This area of the software provides the publisher with many options including: 1. Providing different reading options for readers; 2. Setting quality settings, DPI, and zoom level; 3. Previewing all settings prior to upload. There are three sections in the 3D Issue Output tab •

The Format section

The Upload section

The Quality& Zoom Level area (with Preview window).

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Format Section The Format section lists the numerous options that may be activated prior to upload. Some features will require prior planning for example to publish directly to a Facebook page. The first option is ‘Online (Flash/HTML5)’ Check this option prior to upload to ensure that each publication may be viewed on desktop and mobile devices e.g. Apple iPad, iPhone or other tablet device. Note that deactivating the ‘Online (Flash / HTML5)’ option will reduce options to’ standalone’ and ‘eBook’ only – as all other versions are hosted on-line only and require an upload for distribution.

Note : whilst 3D Issue will upload all content prepared in Magazine mode of the software epub and mobi files must be uploaded manually they will not be uploaded via the 3D Issue FTP user interface.

Each publication has a specific URL, which may be opened on any device. Readers on a Desktop PC or MAC will be presented with a publication in Flash whilst on iPad the same URL will display the HTML5 version of the publication. To view an instructional video about creating the On-line version of a 3D Issue publication please click here.

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The ‘Desktop Reader App’ will provide the option to readers of storing their content in a desktop library on a PC or MAC off-line - this option is presented where readers choose the download option. To view an instructional video about creating the Desktop reader for readers of a 3D Issue publication please click here. ‘iPhone/iPad App’ ensure your publications may be downloaded on iOS (Apple) and Android devices for off-line reading. To view an instructional video on how your readers may download content to the 3D Issue App on iOS or Android click an image below.

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Facebook App - checking this option allows for content to be published directly to a Facebook 3D Issue App activated page. To view an instructional video on 3D Issue and Facebook integration click here. PDF for download option - to allow readers to download a PDF of the publication requires that the download; MAC / PC Standalone - allows for distribution of a publication via USB or CD, these files will be stored to your project folder so that they may be copied; eBook - prepares files outlined in the Magazine mode and e-Book mode. For a Guide to e-book mode click here.

Quality/ Zoom Level area (with Preview window) Image quality Image quality here may vary depending on the requirements the default setting for Image Quality is 70%. Note the higher Quality looks better but may take more time to load. Zoom Level Custom Zoom will allow the publisher to define the default setting for the zoom level. Browser width will fill the available space regardless of screen size. DPI now with Optimize for iPad Vector Graphics ensures no pixilation occurs where a reader zooms in.

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Upload Option Within the window, you will be required to complete the details of your FTP settings: Name: There is no specific name required for the upload feature to function; you can enter any name you wish for this profile. FTP Server Address: Here you will be required to enter the FTP server address of your website. If the FTP address is unknown, contact your network administrator or web service provider.

Note that the FTP address specified must be the same domain provided at the start up wizard otherwise your publication will search for a logo and not display anything to the reader.

Username and Password: When accessing your site via FTP you will also require a username and password to gain access.

The add button allows you to add your FTP setting and the edit button allows you to edit your FTP settings.

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FTP Settings

The next screen asks for the upload location to be selected. Then, where the 3D Issue archive file should sit. This needs to be accessed by the software in the future when you create other digital editions that you would like to be added to the archive section of your digital editions.

The next window will ask you to select a folder on your website where the digital publication needs to be stored. Select Finish and now you are ready to upload your publication.

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Preview and Build At any time during a 3D Issue session the publication can be previewed which is vital prior to uploading the publication. The preview mode is flash based therefore you will only be able to view the html5 editions when they are uploaded onto your site. When the publication is ready to be uploaded, it is initiated via the Build button. This will complete the creation of the additional formats such as tablet, mobile and e-Book and then upload all the online editions directly to your website. The software will also ask if you would like to add the publication to the archive. When the upload is complete, select the “View-Online� button to see the publication as your readers will see it.

Note: - At any time you can go back and edit your digital edition, make changes etc. and then have those changes updated automatically by rebuilding the publication. If you have any additional questions please contact us at support@3dissue.com

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