Repurpose print layouts for the iPad

The need to repurpose imaginative and detailed layouts for multiple sizes and formats is increasing with the never-ending release of new media platforms. In the past, this has been a highly repetitive and tedious process, requiring the designer to create numerous layouts in different documents to accommodate the different sizes and orientations of the new pages. Making any changes and updates to these documents was a time-consuming task.

But now with the release of InDesign CS6, there are a number of new tools that have been introduced especially to help speed up this process and make it less painful. Over the following steps I’ll introduce some of these new features – the Content Collector, Content Conveyor and Content Placer tools, and the Alternate Layout feature. We’ll learn to repurpose your print designs for the iPad and use the new tools to create multiple orientations and page layouts of the same document.


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