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Horizontal scrolling

I was just wondering if it is possible to make a magazine with horizontal scrolling, like the pages in a regular pdf magazine?
I noticed that Game Informer magazine has that style of navigation and was wondering how they did it.

The only way I could make it work was to layout my article as I usually do and then divide it up into several indesign files. It's doable but makes it difficult to work with a long text when it's split up like that.

I hope there is a solution to this.
Thanks in advance :)

Regards, Frederik

Frederik Røssell

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Hi Fredrik - 

If I'm understanding you correctly that you want to swipe horizontally to change pages, yes, that is the way Mag+ works by default - you will see it in every Mag+ app. The way to do that is to use a new InDesign document for each page (we call them verticals because you can swipe vertically and have multiple "pages" vertically on a single one). Then you use the Production Tool to assemble the verticals into an issue. Here's an article that explains the Mag+ architecture:

Hope that helps.

Mike 0 votes

Hey Mike.
Thanks for the quick reply, but not quite what I was after. Sorry. It's a bit difficult to explain properly without a illustration (I'm not at my computer atm) but here goes. Is it possible to take the pages in a single "vertical" and display them horizontally instead by swiping left and right instead of swiping up and down like you do now by default?
I'll see if I can find a computer and make an illustration. Might make my ramblings a bit easier to decipher :)

Frederik Røssell 0 votes

I encountered the exact same effect in Polish Mag+ magazine, called EGO. If you could download it from AppStore - it's the March (Marzec) 2013 issue.

There is an Adidas advertisement, which works in both orientations so it's not "locking the orientation" ( type of hack. How to achieve that effect? Panning does not exactly resolve the problem, because even though it technically works I can still move it up and down "iPad style", you know, bounce it, inside the block element... Any help, Mike?

Jakub Przetakiewicz 0 votes