Use the Folio Builder panel menu to update, copy, and rename articles.

Folio Builder panel menu
Folio Builder panel menu

Change article properties

The article properties you specify determine how the article appears in the viewer. You can change article properties using either the Article Properties option in the Folio Builder panel or the Folio Producer Editor. You can also use the sidecar.xml file for applying article metadata to all articles in a folio, either when importing the articles or later.

Article properties
Article properties

A. Description B. Kicker C. Title D. Byline 
  1. In the Folio Builder panel, select an article.

  2. Choose Article Properties from the Folio Builder panel menu.

  3. Specify the following options and click OK.

    Title

    Specify the article title as it should appear in the viewer. The Title value is different from the Article Name, which appears in the Folio Builder panel. The Article Name is used for creating links between articles. The Title appears in the table of contents and in folio navigation views. The maximum number of characters for Title is 60.

    Byline

    Specify the author’s name. The maximum number of characters for Byline is 40.

    Kicker

    The section title of a magazine, such as “Reviews,” “Features,” or “Editorial.” The kicker appears in the table of contents and in folio navigation views. The maximum number of characters for Kicker is 35.

    Description

    Describe the article. The description appears when the folio is viewed in browse mode. The Description appears in the table of contents and in folio navigation views. The maximum number of characters for Description is 120.

    Advertisement

    Select this option to mark the article as an advertisement for analytics reporting.

    Hide From TOC

    Select this option to prevent the article from appearing when users tap the TOC button in the viewer nav bar.

    Smooth Scrolling

    In the Smooth Scrolling column, specify whether each article scrolls continuously or by snapping to the page. Smooth Scrolling works only in the vertical direction for swiping up and down. The document cannot include multiple pages. You can apply the Smooth Scrolling setting to landscape only, portrait only, or both layout orientations. See Smooth scrolling articles.

    Horizontal Swipe Only

    When you select Horizontal Swipe Only for an article, users browse through the article by swiping left and right instead of up and down. This option was previously called “Flatten.” See Swiping articles horizontally.

    Table of Contents Preview

    When users tap the Table of Contents button in the viewer’s navigation bar, a 70x70-pixel table of contents icon appears next to each article. A default table of contents icon is generated automatically from the first page of the article. To use a different icon, click the folder icon and choose a PNG file. Use 70x70-pixel PNG files. If you want to use images larger than 70x70, add them to the article folders and import them.

    Viewer table of contents
    Viewer table of contents

  4. To change additional article properties not found in the Article Properties dialog box, use the Folio Producer Editor. Choose Folio Producer from the panel menu to open the Folio Producer Organizer. Select the folio, and then choose Open. Then select the article and edit the following properties. See Folio Producer Editor.

    Order

    Enter numbers to re-order the articles.

    Locked

    Lock an article so that it cannot be updated.

    Download Priority

    When customers download the custom viewer, they can view the file while it’s still being downloaded. Unless you change the download priority, the articles are downloaded from first to last.

    Tags

    Tags appear in Browse Mode of the viewer. The maximum number of characters for Tags is 75.

    Article Access

    This option determines whether an article is available in the Web Viewer when the article is shared and if Enable Article Preview is enabled. If the folio viewer version is v26 or later and the articles within that folio are updated in the Folio Builder panel, you can choose Free, Metered, or Protected. If the folio viewer version is v25 or earlier, you can choose Metered or Protected.

    • When an article is marked as Protected, it is not available for viewing in the web viewer or in a retail folio with article preview enabled.
    • When an article is marked as Metered, the article is uploaded to a server for viewing in the web viewer. Customers can view metered articles in the web viewer or in a retail folio with article preview enabled unless they hit the paywall threshold set by the publisher.
    • When an article is marked as Free (v26 and later only), the article is available for preview in the web viewer and in a retail folio with article preview enabled. Viewing free articles does not count against the paywall threshold.

    For more information, see Using social sharing and Methods for offering free content.

    Allow Access to Entitlement Information

    You can create an HTML article that references the Reading API. (In the Overlays panel, this option is called "Allow API Access.") This option is also available for Web Content overlays. For more information, see Using HTML and JavaScript to extend DPS.

    Section

    If you divide a folio into sections such as Sports, Business, and Style, specify a section name for each article in the folio. The maximum number of characters for Section is 60. See Create Sections.

Edit and update an article

When you create an article or an article layout, the content of the InDesign document is uploaded to the workspace on the server. When you edit and save a document that is part of an article, changes are saved only locally until you update the article. You can select and update multiple articles.

  1. To edit a document, double-click a layout in the Folio Builder panel, and make changes. You can use any method to open the document.

    You don’t need to be signed in or connected to edit an article document.

  2. After you edit and save the document, sign in to the Folio Builder panel, and select the article containing the document you edited.

    If you have edited the source files of multiple articles, you can hold down Shift or Ctrl/Command to select multiple articles for updating.

  3. Choose Update from the Folio Builder panel menu.

When you update an article, both layouts are updated. If you want the updated article to be available in a published viewer app, use the Folio Producer Organizer to update the folio.

Note:

If you use the same source document in multiple folios, remember to update the article in each folio.

Copy an article to another folio

Once you create an article based on a document, you don’t need to create another article if you want it to appear in a different folio. Instead, copy the article from one folio to another.

  1. In the Folio Builder panel, open the folio containing the article, and select the article.

  2. Choose Copy To from the Folio Builder panel menu.

  3. In the Copy To dialog box, choose the target folio, and then click OK.

You can also use the Folio Producer to copy articles between folios. In addition, you can use the Copy command in the Folio Producer Organizer to copy an entire folio.

Rename an article

When you rename an article, you risk breaking links that target the renamed article.

  1. In the Folio Builder panel, select an article.

  2. Choose Rename from the Folio Builder panel menu, and then enter a different name.

Delete an article

When you delete an article, you remove it from the folio and from the workspace on the server. However, the source InDesign documents are not deleted.

  1. In the Folio Builder panel, select an article.

  2. Click the Trash button, and then click Delete.

Change the order of articles

To change the order of articles, drag and drop them in the Folio Builder panel, or use the Folio Producer Editor to change the article order. See Folio Producer Editor.

You can also use the sidecar.xml file to rearrange articles and update metadata. See Create a metadata sidecar file for importing articles.

If you move the source documents for an article to a new location or transfer them to a different computer, you can reconnect the source files to the article layouts in the Folio Builder panel.

  1. If you transfer the files to a different computer, make sure that broken links are resolved. Also make sure that interactive overlays point to the appropriate file or folder.

    If the overlay no longer points to the appropriate location, an “invalid asset location” error message occurs when you create the article.

  2. In the Folio Builder panel, choose Relink from the panel menu.

  3. Specify the file locations to relink with one or both layouts.

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