Much More Than A Digital Magazine ‘Archive’

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digital magazine 'archive'This week we’ve been providing some (what we hope!) are helpful tips and tricks to get the most out of your digital magazine software 3D Issue. Along with the “50 Ultimate Tips & Tricks” free eBook that was released yesterday, we also recently spoke about setting up your digital archive in minutes.

This archive post gained the interest of many of our customers and after posting I got speaking to a number of 3D Issue users about other uses for this feature which would be more relevant to them. Thought this tip could be helpful to other 3D Issue customers, so here it is..

Think of the ‘archive’ as a feature and forget the name of it for a minute. This feature basically allows your readers to view through other 3D Issues that you have created. Yes, it could be an ‘archive’ if you release a magazine title on a particular theme monthly, allowing your readers to view through the archive… but what if you have multiple titles?

The feature can be renamed and structured to suit your needs for the feature. Here are some other uses:

1. Displaying a publication in different languages
2. Displaying some related publications or product brochures
3. Displaying samples or portfolios

This can be easily done by doing two things:

1. Change the text from ‘archive’ to your more relevant term
2. Structuring and renaming the tabs that appear in your archive.

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So let’s take these in turn.

1. Change the text from ‘archive’ to your more relevant term
Let’s take the example of displaying your different language publications. Say we have different language versions of the same publication.

First of all we would create these publications as different 3D Issues. When you are in the 3D Issue software creating these, head over to the top navigation bar and hit ‘Options’ then ‘Translations’

digital magazine 'archive'

On the left column you will see all the original text, if you click on ‘Features’ you will then see ‘Archive’ this is what we need to change, so in the right column next to ‘Archive ‘ change the text to ‘Change Language’ This is what the end reader will then see in their 3D Issue interface when hovering over that icon:

digital magazine 'archive'

2. Structuring and renaming the tabs that appear in your archive.
This is the next item we can change the text of to change the ‘use’ of the archive feature. By changing the tabs and structure the end reader sees this feature how you want them to see it. Here are a few examples:

Displaying a publication in different languages

Much moreDisplaying some related publications or product brochures

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So to change the names of the tabs and format the structure, this is again done from in the 3D Issue software. Go to ‘Edit’ and then ‘Edit Remote Publications Archive..’ Then simply click on the titles and change the text.

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