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ePublishing with InDesign CS6: Design and produce digital publications for tablets, ereaders, smartphones, and more by Pariah Burke

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Digital Replica

An increasingly common format in the age of tablets is digital replica, which you might also see referred to as interactive replica, print replica, or other similar names. A digital replica magazine (or other publication) is what I call “an app via PDF”—it is the print version of the publication displayed on a digital device, typically through export from the layout program to PDF, which is then wrapped in a viewer app that is released to the public. Another method of creating a digital replica includes converting all the pages in the publication into JPEG or PNG images and then displaying them sequentially within the viewer app, with or without reflowable text backing up the page image. This latter method is common for digital ...

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