Use the Account Administration tool to customize settings for the Content Viewer for Web (web viewer). You can enable the web viewer, set up a paywall threshold, specify a web page to appear if the shared link points to a missing URL, and more. For details, see Account Administration tool. For information about the social sharing workflow, see Using social sharing.

Creating a Web Viewer Only rendition

You can create a special folio rendition for the Web Viewer that appears only in the Web Viewer browser, not on the device viewer. For example, you can create a 1024x580 folio that displays only a horizontal orientation, uses terminology such as "click" instead of "tap," and replaces an unsupported panorama with a static image.

Selecting the Web Viewer Only option is not necessary to display articles in the Web Viewer browser. If you don't select this option, your 1024x768 iPad rendition will appear in the Web Viewer.

  1. Create a folio to be used as the Web Viewer rendition.

    The Web Viewer rendition can be any size, such as 1024x600 or 800x600. Keep in mind that when you add articles to this folio, the aspect ratio of the folio and source documents still needs to match. For example, you can add 1024x768 articles to an 800x600 folio (both 4:3) but not to a 1024x600 folio.

    You can create two folio renditions that have the same size dimensions as long as one of the renditions is set to Web Viewer Only.

  2. Create the source files for the Web Viewer rendition.

    One option is to create rendition layers in your existing InDesign documents. For example, when you're ready to add or import the articles, turn on the Web Viewer layers and turn off the iPad HD layer. Another option is to create alternate layouts in InDesign CS6 or later.

  3. Specify the appropriate metadata information to make it a rendition. Specify the same Folio Name information used in the other folio renditions. If it's a retail folio, specify the same Product ID.

  4. In the Folio Producer Organizer, select the folio and then select Web Viewer Only.

    Folio Producer Organizer
  5. Build an app with social sharing enabled and test the Web Viewer rendition.

Embedding the Web Viewer on your website

You can embed shared web viewer articles in your website using iframe tags. By displaying shared article content within your own design elements, you can convey a consistent, branded experience for your customers.

For a video demo, see the Embed Publications within Web Sites video.

For an article with detailed instructions, see Embedding web viewer content in your web page.

You can include a "Sign In" feature in the embedded web viewer only if you have a DPS Enterprise Edition account and if you have one or more apps with direct entitlement enabled. With this Sign In option, you allow access only to readers who purchased issues or subscriptions directly from the publisher—not through an app store. This feature is not available to Professional Edition accounts. To enable Sign-in in the web viewer, contact your Adobe sales representative or customer care.

Viewing web viewer content offline

The Adobe Content Viewer offline extension for Chrome allows you to view DPS web viewer content offline in a Chrome browser. See Offline web viewer browsing in Chrome.

Adobe Content Viewer offline extension

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