Los Angeles InDesign User Group

Zoom Chat Q&A


Q: Is there a link that shows what all of these page formats look like?

A: Intro video showing various types of page formats: https://ajarproductions.com/pages/products/in5/?ref=footer


Q: Would love to be able to see a gallery of sorts of projects or pub samples that were made with these features and tools?

A1: Here is the Customer Showcase with sample projects. https://ajarproductions.com/pages/products/in5/showcase.php#

A2: Here are more customer examples: https://ajarproductions.com/in5course/?lesson=examples

A3: Here are some videos and demo files: https://ajarproductions.com/pages/products/in5/demos.php


Q: What if you have created an interactive ebook with InDesign and in5? What does the export process look like?

A: You actually export to HTML5 from the in5 menu. You aren't exporting to iBook/ebook. All of the exported in5 content — regardless of page format — is HTML5


Q: Can the video autoplay?

A: Yes, here is an article about Autoplaying Audio and Video with InDesign and in5:



Q: Can you customize that x button?

A: Yes, all of the parts of the pop-up are made from InDesign objects


Q: Can I export more documents together as a book, like the export in PDF over the book function? For example 10 chapters?

A1: There are a couple of options. If you have a book set up, there's a script you can use to merge it.

Then you'd export that. Here's the script: https://creativepro.com/topic/collect-individual-files-contained-in-a-bookin-


A2: You can set up a main document, export it and all of the other documents separately, and then link

from the main doc to the others https://ajarproductions.com/blog/2017/03/13/link-from-one-document-toanother-



Q: So everything has to be in .png format?

A: No, you can use other formats for the image sequence.


Q: Can you also use AE for exporting images?

A: Yes, you would export an image sequence to a folder, then in in5, select that folder


Q: Is there any other way to have a responsive layout without creating two different sizes?

A: Yes, in that it can scale with Desktop Scaling or Liquid Layout. It's more of a flexible layout https://ajarproductions.com/in5course/?lesson=flexlayouts


Q: So the in5 features would work if you use InDesign's publish online function?

A1: It would work in that it's an InDesign document, so features like the pop-up or the menu are built with InDesign features, but Publish Online is different from in5

A2: This article has some info about Publish Online (scroll down a bit)



Q: Can the HTML live inside of an iframe on a webpage?

A: Yes, you embed content in an iframe that gets exported with in5 and you can export your in5 content and embed it in an existing site with an iframe


Q: I missed the link to the Wordpress plugin

A1: You can get the Wordpress Plug-in here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/ajar-productions-in5-embed/

A2: Here is an article about the Wordpress plug-in: https://ajarproductions.com/blog/2017/04/10/instantpublishing-from-indesign-and-in5-with-wordpress-plugin/


Q: Are you developing integration with Squarespace at any time in the future?

A: You can embed your exported in5 content in a Squarespace site.


Q: When you design MSO objects, I missed where you create the different states/graphics.

A1: The states are created with InDesign’s Interactive Panel called “Object States”

A2: You can make the graphics or import them and then make them into states


Q: I am using InDesign CS6. Does in5 work on CS6?

A: Yes, in5 will work with CS6


Q: I publish a stamp journal for a non-profit. Does in5 have special pricing for a non profit?

A1: Because of the high level of technical support provided by the Ajar Productions team, there are not any student discounts or non-profit discounts. If anyone would like to download the free trial of in5, it's available here: https://ajarproductions.com/pages/products/in5/download.php

A2: Here are the prices for the various plans: https://ajarproductions.com/pages/products/in5/purchase.php


Q: Are pixel perfect exported in5 documents accessible? I need to make sure anything I create is accessible by a screen reader.

A1: You can use the Mobile Article Explorer with pixel perfect text: https://ajarproductions.com/blog/2017/10/23/mobile-article-explorer-in5-v3-1-sneak-peek/

A2: Here's more info on accessibility: https://ajarproductions.com/blog/2017/07/24/how-to-export-accessible-508-compliant-html-layouts-from-indesign/


Q: Scrolling frames?

A: Justin created a simple panel that will let you control scrolling with zero coding. More information can be found here: https://ajarproductions.com/blog/2015/12/08/universal-scrolling-frames-for-indesign/


Q: If I create a Flipbook for our client and save out for the page curl effect, can you advise best way to make avail on web

A: https://ajarproductions.com/in5course/?lesson=pubweb


Q: Can an in5 file also be a fillable form, rather than having a form pdf?

A1: There are a couple of ways to do forms. First, ID form elements: https://ajarproductions.com/pages/products/in5/answers/5618/how-do-i-program-a-submit-form-button

A2. Second, Google forms: https://ajar.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/26000031043-how-to-include-a-submittable-form-in-your-indesign-document


Q: Here's how to save data locally:

A: https://ajar.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/26000035159-saving-form-data-locally-using-in5


Q: Can you use in5 withBlogger/Google or is it only for Wordpress?

A: Here's the in5 WordPress plugin: https://ajarproductions.com/blog/2017/04/10/instant-publishing-from-indesign-and-in5-with-wordpress-plugin/ We don't have a plugin for Blogger — you could check to see if you can embed the in5 content in a iframe.


Q: Does in5 have capabilities that allow data in tables to be filterable and/or sortable at all?

A: You could try embedding a Google Sheets spreadsheet


Q: Could we build a wheel like that in In5?

A1: I have a spinning wheel in one of the videos in this playlist (made with in5): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoE15JC0nv3bnMjVWH7qSSgYLR3GYvfmC

A2: Or you could build a wheel in Animate, export it as an OAM file, place that in ID and export with in5: https://ajarproductions.com/blog/2017/09/18/sophisticated-animation-interactivity-into-indesign-out-to-html5-in5-v3-1-sneak-peek/


Ajar Productions Contact Information


Website: http://ajarproductions.com

Link to download in5: http://in5.us

Email: support@ajarproductions.com



Additional Resources


Free course on Ajar Academy for Publishing to Your Own Custom Domain and Website: https://academy.ajarproductions.com/p/publishing-to-your-own-custom-domain-website-free

Becoming a Digital Publishing Master with in5 course: https://ajarproductions.com/in5course/index.php



Session 1 Raffle Prize Winners


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Session 2 Raffle Prize Winners


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Dikang HG01 Medical No-Touch Infrared Digital Thermometer—Susanna Fout, Charlotte Tredup

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