Editor Triobo can simply copy articles not only within the same issue, but also between publications as well. When copying between publications Triobo behaves intelligently and transfers only new colors and new styles, old styles or colors will merge with final edition. This can be also elegantly used for creation of templates.
So, before you start preparing your magazine or other publication, you may start with article, which mostly represents all others. Start with magazine that is typically the main topic, with longest article that is full of other features, such as charts, tables, etc.
But first create a special edition that will never be published and name it for example Templates. Set the release date to 31/12/2999, so it will definitely be always at the end of the list and will be never published. In this edition create a article and name it “cover story” for example.
Prepare such article very faithfully, start with main text: prepare a long box and paste text across the packet (preferably with no formatting). You need not to insert it all, because this is only a template, so you need only the first few paragraphs (but with all the typical elements such as subtitles or author’s signature at the end of the article).
Set the default paragraph format (double-click a text box in the Paragraph Style and double click the No style). Choose script font, which can be most frequently found in the magazine (so called bread font). Define (using New Style button) other styles, such as indented text, subtitles, perex, the main title. Choose short descriptive names.
Take advantage of the possibility that the first ten styles can be controlled with keyboard, therefore name the most common styles by number at the beginning (they will be then sorted according to the desired position). For example, we recommend the following:
- No style – always the first one is controlled by the keyboard shortcut Alt +0 (on the numeric keyboard)
- 1.offset– text with indented first line, typically the square size, i.e. line spacing
- 2.intert – inter-title in the main text
- 3.box-txt – common text in information box
- 4.box-ind – indented text in box
- 5.box-title – box title
- 6.capt – image caption
- 7.autor – author name line
- Heading – main heading of the article
- Perex – perex article
In this case, you still have free styles for Alt+8 and Alt+9, the less frequently used styles (only one-time use) such as Title or Perex do not need a keyboard shortcut.
Continue with your first article by creation the box for heading, perex, main image. Place a page header or footer. In tablet magazines it is not common to number pages.
Create and possibly group other objects, such as picture with the image caption or “claim” – short trailer mostly written in large letters completely outside of the main text flow.
Create also such elements that are not present in the current article, but you will need them in the future: for example various boxes (single-column, multi-column, with image, with icon…) – these objects can be placed outside of the page.
Instead of the actual images we recommend you use only one substitute, name it for example 000.jpg (three zeros), thus it will always be placed at the beginning. Later, it will be quickly deleted from articles that are created as a copy of the template.
Work with templates
You can make more templates: just copy already created article and rename it, for example, to “Second topic” and make appropriate adjustments (smaller title, smaller image …). This work is more time consuming, but it will save you a lot of work in the future and thanks to correct template preparation you can reformat the entire magazine within a few hours from publication format to Triobo editor.
Preparing article typesetting
If you have prepared templates for different types of articles, leave Triobo editor for a while and prepare a folder where you gather all resources.
For each issue create a new folder and for each article subfolder. Save all necessary resources here, such as images, videos, HTML5 codes…
Use a simple source names to avoid confusion, the names should not contain blanks or Czech characters. Make sure the files has correct extensions especially on computers with OSX – for example an image with no jpg. extension will not be used correctly later.
Now adjust images to the correct size, you can use for example macros in your graphics editor. Adjust images that you will display to double the resolution before using them. For example, you want to place the logo of your company in the article, you expect that it will be 300 pixels wide but you need to adjust the size to 600 pixels wide: the reason is the third-generation of iPad with Retina display that displays all images at twice the resolution.
If you anticipate that you will use automatic gallery for viewing photos, edit the photos up to 1536 x 2048 – again, twice the resolution of current iPad and this resolution is recommended because of new iPads.
Note: Images can of course be both smaller and larger – in the first case, readers can experience worse quality, in the second case you will consequently transmit more data.
From the publication Template copy all required article into the current issue, go to issue and open this article. Open any image (by double click). Place the Explorer window (the Finder on OS X computers) so that you can simply drag all article sources: in Explorer window, select all of them (Ctrl + A) and drag it into the Triobo editor window with sources (Sources). Images and other sources upload depends of course on the speed of your Internet connection and the size of sources. Wait until all sources are loaded (image preview will appear within a few seconds).
Now adjust article objects that were uploaded from template – substitute the original image000.jpg with your correct sources. image000.jpg can be then completely deleted from sources. Once the article is ready, do not forget also to delete objects around the page, because it is appropriate for the final article appearance to achieve the smallest amount of transmitted data.