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A new challenge

Many publishers and enterprises are facing challenges pertaining to digital publishing. If you are wondering how to publish interactive content simultaneously with your print and web, and without overtly increasing your costs and staff, then Aquafadas Digital Publishing System is for you. With our tools there is not need for programmers. By using InDesign Authoring or the latest version of QuarkXPress®, your own in-staff designers can create interactive content for apps and e-books. This production process requires a minimal learning curve, is fast to implement, easy to budget and very affordable. The tools are free to try and you only pay when you are ready to publish. The system not only provides the tools needed to create digital publications but also allows for distribution of Apps and eBooks in their respective marketplaces and analytics for monitoring performance.

Aquafadas Digital Publishing System is the solution to your digital publishing challenge



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Decide how much you invest

Whether you simply want to transform existing documents into digital publications at a low cost or accomplish more ambitious projects like the creation of an entirely new digital publication; Aquafadas Digital Publishing System offers a range of options for you. The tools are free to try and you only pay when you are ready to publish. You can start your publication from scratch and incorporate interactive elements for an exceptional user experience or transform existing print files and enhance them with features like video, slideshows, image galleries and more.

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Take a look to our unique features

Drag and drop

Put your finger on an element of the layout and drop it to its dedicated place: “Drag & Drop” is the perfect enrichment for educational and children books. It can be used to include games in all kind of publications. Create educative and interactive exercises, or let readers interact with your publication.
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Guided Reading

Guided Reading is the most intuitive way to read text that spans across multiple columns and pages. Just by tapping the screen the reader is guided through the content, while Guided Reading always keeps the user's preferred zoom level. It has never been easier to let your readers focus on the text instead of finger gestures required for navigating through content.
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Videos / Music

  • Embedded source files or streaming from a Web server
  • Alternative image when offline, including pan & zoom effect
  • Image preview
  • Automatic reading
  • Loop / Play Full Screen
  • Track Choice (associate sounds with actions)
  • Action Complete
  • Audio Recording Module
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Pop Up

In an overlay window or full screen.

  • HTML Page
  • Video
  • Slideshow
  • Action on the close
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Font Management

Most smartphones and tablets only provide a default, limited amount of fonts. Our solution lets you manage fonts for different devices and platforms.

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Include HTML pages

Insert HTML in your publication.

  • Embbed the source file or link to Web server (http://)
  • Interaction
  • User-enabled scrolling
  • Zoomable
  • Pan & zoom (Ken Burns) effect on alternative image when offline
  • Animated HTML5
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Action buttons

Create action buttons:

  • Create a link
  • Link content to an anchor
  • Go to page
  • Change the visibility of an element
  • Switch to full screen
  • Launch interactivity, such as a game
  • Play / Pause / Stop
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Horizontal and vertical layouts
on iPhone and iPad

Quickly create a layout that adapts to the orientation of the iPad or iPhone screen:
switch between orientations with one click and synchronized text and images or different content in each orientation.

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Embed an AVE document

Insert an AVE file inside another AVE file to build a document with a sophisticated tree structure.

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Scrollable Layout

Create sophisticated designs by adding a vertical or horizontal scrollable layout in a page. Overlay several layouts. The scrollable layout can include any elements from InDesign, including interactive elements such as slideshows and videos. Customize the scrollable area with fade and scrollbar options and use scroll markers to improve interactivity by triggering custom events in the page.
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Dynamic content

Link your slideshow to an RSS feed to display dynamic content. Your slideshows will change automatically to reflect the most current news or image, or to generate reactive advertising.
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iPad Retina Export

Export your files in a resolution fully compatible with the new Retina iPad. Easily generate two versions of the same file: a high-resolution version for the retina display and a lighter version for other screens. Update your app with a Retina app template from AVE AppFactory.
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Location service

Quickly integrate a map in your pages using Google Maps™. Let the user’s location appear in the map and insert customizable pointers to highlight the spots you want.
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Read Aloud

Link an audio file to a text and offer a read-aloud option in your documents. Manage the overlay effect and highlight animation. The same enrichment will export read-aloud in AVE and EPUB3.
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Insert Comics

Create unique and stunning animated comics with Aquafadas ComicComposer and integrate them into your InDesign project.
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Comparator

Compare two states of an image with a simple swipe of the finger.
   - View captions for each state;
   - Enable full screen.
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Animated images

Create animated images with a simple swipe of the finger. Create 360° animations to show all facets of a product.
   - Loop;
   - Adjust the speed;
   - Vertical or horizontal scrolling.
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Slideshow

Slideshows enable a succession of images to be displayed, including:

  • Slide thumbnails
  • Customize the Ken Burns effect
  • Full Screen presentation
  • User-enabled scrolling
  • Background color
  • Transition Effects
  • Setup of slide duration and transition times
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Highly sophisticated enrichments

Dot to dot*

Design a personalised Dot to Dot drawing game to enhance your app. Once the user has successfully completed the game, an action will be triggered!
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

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Hide & Seek*

To solve this intriguing game, users will need to locate specific characters and objects. An action will be activated when the game has been completed successfully.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

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Spot the Difference*

Include the classic game where users must identify all the differences between two images. An action will be triggered when all the differences have been discovered.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

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Maze collider*

Without coding, create a complex maze to entertain your readers. Insert obstacles into your maze. The player must discover how to make them disappear to proceed.
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Physics*

Create animations using the tablet’s accelerometer. Your readers can bring down or move the elements of their choice. Create games like "Coconut shy" or "Marble in a maze".
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Trigger*

Challenge your readers: they will have to complete several conditions to trigger an action. Create a maze where you need to follow a specific route in order to win. Grant additional access to content to those users who watch an entire video or reach the end of your text.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

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Scripts*

Save time and production costs when you assign the same type of enrichments to your block. Create a list of actions and apply it when you need to.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

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Gallery*

Gallery is made for art books or illustrated books. This premium enrichment lets you display a gallery of selected images. For art books, it lets you input the real dimensions of the originals so you can easily compare them and give the user the impression of facing the wall of a museum.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

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Draw

Create a drawing space in your publication without coding. Insert a model to color and select the color palette. Need to control more settings? Want to offer different kinds of brushes? Buy the premium version of this enrichment.

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Maze

Create a maze without coding. Just download an image of the path in black and white, and an overlay picture of the maze. Want to add passable edges or road blocks? Want to use the accelerometer? Buy the premium version of this enrichment.

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Slice

The goal of this game is to rebuild an image that was previously shown among a series of images. Use your own pictures to create the game. Want to let consumers save their score? Need to add a timer? Buy the premium version of this enrichment.

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HTML5 Animations*

Embed HTML5 animations created with MotionComposer thanks to this premium enrichment*. You can set interactions between your HTML5 animation and your publications.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.
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Jigsaw*

Create a puzzle from any of your images (jpeg or png) without coding. Set the number of puzzle pieces to vary the difficulty.
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Memory*

Create a memory game. Customize the interface by choosing a wallpaper and set the number of cards. Insert a timer and save the score. Program to increase difficulty based on card number.
*Not included in the standard plugin. Available in the enrichment store.

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Sudoku*

Easily create Sudoku grids without writing a line of code. Customize the grid design or change the difficulty as you want.
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Digital Publishing made easy for everyone

Designers require a solution with a minimal learning curve in order to quickly start creating digital publications. InDesign Authoring allows you to design interactive content and create apps and ebooks without writing a single line of code. Interactive enhancements like an animated table of contents, transforming an image into a Webpage link, slideshows, games and many other interactive elements can be created with just a few clicks. Once your digital publication is ready, you can test and preview your content on an iPad or iPhone by using MyKiosk, a test application included in our Digital Publishing System.



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Distribute, manage & analyze

Distributing your content to multiple digital environments is the next most important step in digital publishing. With our Digital Publishing System you can create your content once and publish into all major distribution channels; from apps for iOS and Android devices to ePub files for Apple iBooks and Amazon. Along with distribution you can use subscription models and manage expiration dates and renewals to push your sales. In addition, you can track and analyze reading behavior and incorporate other analytic tools to help measure the effectiveness of advertising.



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A complete system; more than just tools

Aquafadas Digital Publishing System is the end-to-end solution you need to tackle your Digital Publishing challenges. Its simple to implement and learn, offers a very complete toolset and requires no coding for design or app creation. Furthermore marketing and sales are aided by the use of our distribution platform, sales and analytics tools. The Aquafadas Digital Publishing System is the quick, professional and affordable way to go when it comes to Digital Publishing.





System requirements

Mac: InDesign 5.x & Photoshop CS5.x, or, InDesign 6.x & Photoshop CS.6.x on MacOS X (10.6.8 or more. Compatible with Lion and Mountain Lion).
Windows: InDesign 5.x or 6.x & Photoshop CS5.x or CS.6 on Windows 7.


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