Changing the Background and Knockback Colors

There are two types of colors you can set on an InDesign layout which create different effects when the layout is exported as a Mag+ Vertical.

  • Background Color: The Background Color is the color of the B- Layer where no objects are placed. When displayed in your app, it appears as the background color behind your content.
  • Knockback Color: The Knockback Color is a background color applied to the A- layer. As the user swipes to bring the A- layer content into view, the background of that layer gradually fades from 0 (completely transparent) to an opacity that you specify.
Note: Available Background and Knockback colors are drawn from the list of Swatches available in the InDesign document. To make new colors available, create a new Swatch in InDesign.

How to Change the Background Color of a Vertical

1. Open an existing InDesign layout with part of the blank page visible.

2. In the Mag+ Vertical panel, change the Background popup menu to "green".

Note: You will not see the background color change until you perform a Review or Export the layout into a Vertical.

3. Save your document and preview it on a Review device.

The background of the Vertical will now show the color you specified.

Note: In order to review your document, you must set up a Reviewer device and configure the Mag+ Settings panel in InDesign. For more information, read the articles in the section "Reviewing Your Current Design."

How to Change the Knockback Color of a Vertical

1. Open an existing InDesign layout that contains content on the A-Main Tower and B-Slides-Main Content layers.

2. In the Mag+ Vertical panel, set the Knockback pop-up menu to "255white" and enter "97" in the Opacity field.

3. Save your document and preview it on a Review device.

As you swipe the A- layer content into view, its background will fade to white, obscuring the B- layer content underneath.

Note: In order to review your document, you must set up a Reviewer device and configure the Mag+ Settings panel in InDesign. For more information, read the articles in the section "Reviewing Your Current Design."
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