Rakuten Aquafadas InDesign plugin: 2018 Compatibility

By May 28, 2018Blog, Tech
InDesign plugin

Empowering creativity with an InDesign plugin

Today, your apps must deliver attractive and enjoyable mobile experiences. Thanks to the free Rakuten Aquafadas plugin for Adobe Creative Cloud InDesign 2018, graphic designers are able to create interactive content – as elegant as a glossy magazine and with a smooth navigation of a website. All of this without writing a single line of code or learning how to use new tools: knowledge of InDesign is enough.

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New interface and backwards compatibility

We have fully recoded our plugin interface into HTML to make it compatible with InDesign CC 2018 (while maintaining compatibility with your previous projects) and to increase efficiency and facilitate any future improvements.

From now on inDesign plugin perfectly mirrors the Adobe inDesign CC 2018 UX making it super easy to use and ergonomic. New interface can be reduced and adapted to user preferences (4 possible variations from light to dark).

A more effective InDesign plugin

Our plugin interface is now fully coded in HTML, CSS and Javascript, which guarantees greater stability, and facilitates automated testing to better verify its robustness. This new version also fixes some previous bugs.

Restrictions and improvements

The new plugin also brings various enhancements and features (see below). We will continue updating it at least every month by adding advanced features such as games. Please contact us if you encounter a bug or want to make suggestions.


InDesign Plugin 2018

See our demo to discover how to create incredible mobile experiences from InDesign with the Rakuten Aquafadas plugin.

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About Rakuten Aquafadas InDesign plugin 2018

Available features:

Project Manager:

  • Project management, creation, DPE import/export
  • Article management
  • ZAVE Generation is functional*

Enrichment List

  • Fully functional (as in previous plugin versions)

Enrichment Editor:

For now, only “core” enrichments are ready for editing. These include: Button, Anchor, Trigger, Script, Sublayout, HTML/Webview, Slideshow, Image, Audio, Video, Drag & Drop, Animated Images, and all the Quizz Enrichments.

Existing limitations:

  • In all panels, contextual menu clicks (control-click or right-click) do not work.

Project Manager:

  • HTML and ePUB Generation are not available for the moment. HTML Sublayouts are still unavailable**
  • Sending a single article to a test device isn’t available for now

Enrichment Editor

  • Some actions created with previous versions of the plugin might not appear in action lists; however, unless you edit the enrichment, they will still be generated correctly
  • Cropper/Advanced Kenburns are missing
  • Some icons might be missing or incorrectly displayed

*Note that if you generate a project made in a previous version of the plugin, the engine might be able to still generate all the enrichments. But you won’t be able to edit them.

** We will release regularly new version of the plugin to add those features.

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