The Adobe Content Viewer is an application used to preview Adobe Digital Publishing Suite folios and articles on the desktop or on a mobile device. It is installed with the Folio Producer tools in InDesign or can be downloaded to the mobile device from iTunes. The Preview option is accessed from the Folio Builder and Folio Overlays panels and launches the Desktop Viewer or Adobe Content Viewer on the attached device. It can be found under the File menu in InDesign.

While building articles and folios, especially those that contain interactive overlays, the Adobe Content Viewer is an essential tool to preview layouts and to simulate how the app will behave for the user.

See Adobe’s Preview Folios and Articles page for additional information on previewing folios and articles while building an app.

Check out TFP’s DPSCreate™ Handbook or DPS Create™ App for more details about building interactive iPad apps.

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Posted by: Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years supporting publishing operations of various sizes. In her role as Technical Product Manager for Technology for Publishing, she shares her publishing application expertise supporting a broad range of publishing clients in InDesign best practices, cross-platform content workflows, and InDesign Template strategies. Her weekly tip and blog posts have a committed following in the InDesign community, and as a long-time participant in the InDesign pre-release community, she regularly analyzes and provides feedback for upcoming features. Monica manages the authoring and publication of Technology for Publishing’s handbooks on InDesign, InCopy, and other associated titles.