Thursday, November 22, 2012

Publishing Documents as Magazines

By Dr. Helena Felipe

Issuu, is a digital publishing platform that enables users to upload their authoring files featured as PDF and then have them published online ready to be “manipulated” as a journal.
We can have them all propped up in a personal shelf and share them with our own learning community.
We just have to create an account and once logged in it will be possible to upload as many files as we wish for free using the basic account features which are pretty much enough to accomplish what we have been describing.

When uploading documents we will be invited to provide their description and to define our target audience.

The basic account brings extra advertisements with it, usually related to our published topic and only allows printed material over payment.

After selecting the uploaded publication from the shelf we can then open it and view it interactive, page by page or selecting the specific pages in the timeline bellow.

Publications can be downloaded, printed and shared using direct e-mails or/and social networks as facebook and twitter. There is already an app to use this tool with smartphones, making our documents ready to read on the go.

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