This extension was created especially to help Adobe InDesign CC and Flipsnack users save time, and export their publications to Flipsnack with less clicks. No more back and forth between Flipsnack and Adobe InDesign CC.
Please note that it only works with InDesign CC.
How to install the Flipsnack extension
There are two ways of how to install Flipsnack extension for Adobe InDesign.
First one is by installing the extension directly from Flipsnack plug-in page on Adobe website.
Click on Free and now the Flipsnack plug-in is acquired. You can manage Flipsnack plug-in from My exchange.
To finish the installation you need to go to Marketplace in the Creative Cloud desktop app, where you can see and manage all your plug-ins.
Select the Flipsnack plug-in, click on Install, select OK and you’re done.
You can also search for the Flipsnack plug-in manually in Extensions.
For the second one, you need to download the ZXP Installer. After you download the version you need, the OS X version or the Windows version, use drag and drop for the Flipsnack extension which will install immediately.
After that you go to Adobe InDesign, click on File and select the Flipsnack extension.
Remember: The extension is a free one and in order to install it you need to have an Adobe account and a Flipsnack account.
How to use the Flipsnack extension
Once open the extension a pop up menu will appear. If you have a Flipsnack account you can log in directly. If you don’t have a Flipsnack account you can create one right now.
The connection to your Flipsnack account is done automatically.
In case you need help or more information about the extension click on the Help button.
Now that you’re logged in, choose the document you want to export in Flipsnack, but first make sure you’ve saved it.
Select the workspace you want your PDF file to be exported and click on Export now.
Then you go to My flipbooks in Flipsnack and here you will find the PDF file that you imported.
If you have hyperlinks or any kind of interactions in your Indesign file, first you have to export the file as PDF on your computer and make sure you check the hyperlinks functionality in PDF export settings.
After that you can go to Flipsnack extension and hit export to Flipsnack. Now your interactions will be carried on to Flipsnack.
Afterwards, publish it, sell it, embed directly into your website or share the link with your clients or partners.
For now, this is the option with which you can use the extension, as soon as other options appear, we will keep you updated. In the future we will make it possible for you to import editable files from InDesign into Flipsnack. Stay tuned!
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