Liquid State Ubiquity Import Types

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The Liquid State Ubiquity system allows you to use a large range of source documents to create your app content.

Ubiquity accepts the following import types: PDFWordPowerPointIn5 and custom HTML files.

These import types can be split in to three main categories: basic imports, native imports, and advanced imports.


 

Basic Imports

Basic imports are documents that anyone with basic computer literacy can create.

The basic import types are: PDF documents (.pdf), Word documents (.doc/.docx), and PowerPoint documents (.ppt/.pptx),

 

All of these source document types can be imported to the Liquid State Ubiquity via the standard import method.

For more information, see How to: Import App Content.

PDF, Word, and PowerPoint documents are very easy to create, and require minimal testing and troubleshooting when imported as app content.

However, they also lack interactivity. Native and Advanced import types offer richer interactivity.

For more information, see Tips and Tricks for Creating App Content.


 

Native Imports

Liquid State offers a native InDesign Extension. The extension offers a seamless workflow for adding content to your app directly from Adobe InDesign, and supports a range of content interactivity.

Important

As of May 2017 - Liquid State has stopped support for the InDesign Extension. Existing InDeisgn Content inside apps will remain functional. The ability to upload InDesign Documents has been removed. Please contact support@liquid-state.com if you need support.



For more information, see the /wiki/spaces/LSKB/pages/30343242 


 

Advanced Imports

Advanced import types are based on HTML5 source documents. These import types are better suited to users who are fairly tech-savvy.

The advanced import types are: HTML exported from InDesign with Ajar Productions' in5 extension, and custom HTML.

 

Using HTML5-based source documents to create your app content allows for rich interactivity.

For instance, HTML5 app content contains live text, which allows for full-text search app functionality to be enabled.

Search is an advanced app feature only available to Ubiquity users.

If you are interested in enabling search for your app, please contact Liquid State Support.

However, these advanced import types are inherently more prone to bugs. Not all HTML5 features will work on different platforms' mobile and tablet devices.

If you intend to use advanced import types for your app content, make sure you have set aside plenty of time for testing and troubleshooting.

For more information on creating app content with advanced import types, see the following dedicated topics: