DPSCreate-TOC-ipadThe content of certain layouts in an Adobe Digital Publishing Suite app may be more aesthetically pleasing if displayed as a single long, continuous, scrollable page rather than snapping or jumping from one page to the next. Table of contents and recipes are two examples that work well with this option.

Smooth scrolling articles can be built in horizontal and/or vertical orientations and must be single-page layouts with the correct dimensions, such as 1024 x 2000 for a landscape document or 768 x 2000 for a portrait document when publishing to an iPad. (“Orientation” refers to the ability to rotate the device and view the long scrolling article.)

Add your article in the Folio Builder panel’s Article view, and in the Article Properties dialog, select the appropriate options for your article. If you import both the horizontal and vertical orientations with your article, the Smooth Scrolling option will automatically switch to Both Directions.

See Adobe’s Smooth Scrolling Articles page for additional information on the available scrolling options.

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.