You can migrate, or reproduce, content from published Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) folios to articles in collections. Note that migrating folios does not affect any of the original DPS folio settings or content.
To migrate content, you need a DPS Application account with published folios, and you need a Master account with a Master Admin or a user account with content production permissions.
If the migration is successful, your project will include a new collection for each folio, and each article from the DPS folio will be converted into an article in the On-Demand Portal.
At this time, migrated articles do not support layouts that reference Reading API features.
When not to migrate folios
As a general rule, you should re-create articles in AEM Mobile instead of migrating them in these situations:
- If your articles include navto links between articles and you plan to edit the source files after migration. When you migrate a folio, the resulting articles include different Article Name values. The navto links work in the resulting AEM Mobile articles, but there is a mismatch between the source files and the migrated articles. If you want to edit the source files, you'll need to update the navto links to point to the new Article Name values.
- If your folio includes HTML articles. Migrated HTML articles are locked into a specific dimension, such as 768x1024, resulting in unnecessary letterboxing. If you create HTML articles in AEM Mobile, no letterboxing occurs. See Creating HTML articles for AEM Mobile.
App migration strategy
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For article thumbnail images, indicate whether you want to use existing TOC images, which are usually 70x70 pixels, or generate an image from the first page of the article.
Selecting the “First Page Thumbnail” option might result in thumbnail images that are more suitable for cards. With either option, you can replace the thumbnail image when editing the article.
A new collection is created from the DPS folio, and the articles within that folio are created in the Content & Layouts of the Portal and added to the collection. If a folio includes sections, each section is migrated as a sub-collection. Article metadata is converted where possible. "Tags" metadata is converted as internal keywords.
You can then publish these articles and the collection.