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From tablet only to phone also - workflow

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So we just recently released a tablet only version of our magazine app. The project was set up as 1 top-level collection. Now we want to add in phone layouts (and submit an updated app), but I would love to not have to re-create a whole new project. Is there a way to change the current project to have phones automatically view a phone collection without doing the 2 top-level collections in a new project? Or, is there a way to switch the current project to 2 top-level? It's greyed out.

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Does your phone version require different content than the tablet version? if so, then you'll need to create a new project with 2 top levels. But if your phone and tablet include the same content but you just want different browse page layouts, you can create layout renditions for phone and tablet.

If your content is responsive HTML, you'll likely be able to stick to one top level. If your content is InDesign-based fixed layout, you'll likely want to create a new project with two top levels.

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You'll need to start a new project and select tablet and phone. Once you create a project you cannot change that setting.

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Does your phone version require different content than the tablet version? if so, then you'll need to create a new project with 2 top levels. But if your phone and tablet include the same content but you just want different browse page layouts, you can create layout renditions for phone and tablet.

If your content is responsive HTML, you'll likely be able to stick to one top level. If your content is InDesign-based fixed layout, you'll likely want to create a new project with two top levels.

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Level 1

Ok. Is there any way to make a duplicate of content in one project and move it to the new project? I'm using InDesign articles.

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Level 5

No, there is no way to share/copy/export-import content from one project to another.

Yet.

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Read Bob's message again, carefully.

If you intend to have different articles and organization for phone and tablet, you'd want two top-levels.

If you're building different phone and tablet, pixel-perfect content, you'd want two top-levels.

If you want the same content and organization on both phone and tablet, one top-level will make things easier.

If your content is HTML-based with good CSS, it can adapt to both phone and tablet, and one top-level is great.

If your content is pixel-perfect and you have one top-level, the content will scale. So some things might be small, others large.

But browse pages can have BOTH phone and tablet designs, allowing them to look good on both types of devices.

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Thanks Colin. I think I've got it. Just kicking myself now for not starting with the 2 top-level project.