01. Create an AVE MAG/AVE PDF project

This documentation explains the first steps on how to use the new InDesign Plugin.

It gives a basic overview on how to set up a project, how enrichments are handled, a sense of direction and a basic workflow to work from.

It helps to set up a dummy project that you will be able to experiment on and take your first steps.

In order to use the InDesign plugin enrichments, you need to create a project to see the basics of Rakuten Aquafadas digital publishing system.

  1. Open the Project Manager tab. It will display a folder, empty the first time you’re using it.
  2. Click on the + button located above the projects list. A pop-up will appear.
  3. Select among:
  • Project type: AVE Mag or AVE PDF.
  • Orientation: portrait or landscape.
  • Target: phone or tablet.
  • Size: phone/tablet sizes or custom the sizes.

4. Click on the OK buttonĀ in the pop-up to save the newly created project.

InDesign plugin proposes two types of projects:

  • AVEMAG: this is a project where you have no existing document. You will create the pages from scratch or use the templates provided within the application (For Testing). The current page size supported in this mode is 1024×768 pixels, which corresponds to an iPad in landscape or portrait mode.
  • AVE PDF: with this type of project you can import existing InDesign documents to build/transform the original document into a digital format.

We chose AVE PDF project to show you the basic interactions allowed by this type of project.

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