When you click a device, you will notice that it adjusts the size of the editor to fit that screen size.
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Linking between variants has become more robust with the most recent release for Readz 2.24 and this guide is designed to help the user understand how it works. First let’s go over the advantages of using this system. The biggest advantage is that the linking system helps reduce the number of times that you have to create a publication on all the variants available in Readz. All content - for example text, textboxes, images, and pages - are all shared between variants and are linked forever. Another big advantage is that when you build on desktop, the other variants are also built at the same time. This means the layouts will be identical across all variants initially. You can change the layouts of the other variants but only when you are ready or you have finished building the first variant. We recommend starting your project on desktop since it has more room for moving elements and is easier to see what your publication will look like. Below you will find a description of how the linking system works and details of the two types of linking going on in the Editor: content link and layout link.
 
The content link
The content link can never be broken. In the image above you can see examples of everything that is considered content in Readz. Any time you add content on a page it will be added on all three variants. For example, if you add a textbox and put in some text for the desktop variant, that same textbox and text will show up on the other two variants as well. The same goes for deletion. Anything content related on one variant will be deleted on the other two. Box elements are unique in that they are added to the other variants as well but when you move them on the other variants, they will become unlinked. This is where the layout link comes into play.
 
The layout link The layout link is a little more complex in that it involves the location, style, and size of elements but it can be broken. For example, when you place a box element on desktop, its location on the grid, its size, and all the font and color styling will be put onto the other two variants. In this way you can build an entire publication on desktop and have the other two built at the same time. You will need to fine tune the other variants and this is where the complexity comes in. If you build your publication on desktop and want to change the layout on the other variants you will break the layout link. The layout link is broken any time you move an element on the page that is not where it was originally built. Let’s say you build and finish your publication on desktop and then want to change the look of tablet. Starting on the first page of tablet, if you change the location, styling, or size of any element you break the layout link for that page. This link cannot be reestablished so be sure you want to break it before you do so. However, if you add a new element on desktop, the variant you originally built on, it will add that element on the other two regardless of the link condition. If you stay on desktop and style the new element, move it to where you want it, and size it, it will be replicated on the other variants. Once you view the variant where the link was broken, that new element will no longer be tied to desktop and you can freely move it without affecting the other variants. If this is an element that you don’t want on some of the other variants you can always use the hide function found in the Index menu.
CONNECTED LAYOUT
There's a feature in Readz that makes pages have more strict rules in regards to layout across all devices. This is helpful if you interested in making a more basic layout, where your elements' arrangements are consistent across all devices
Linking between variants has become more robust with the most recent release for Readz 2.24 and this guide is designed to help the user understand how it works. First let’s go over the advantages of using this system. The biggest advantage is that the linking system helps reduce the number of times that you have to create a publication on all the variants available in Readz. All content - for example text, textboxes, images, and pages - are all shared between variants and are linked forever. Another big advantage is that when you build on desktop, the other variants are also built at the same time. This means the layouts will be identical across all variants initially. You can change the layouts of the other variants but only when you are ready or you have finished building the first variant. We recommend starting your project on desktop since it has more room for moving elements and is easier to see what your publication will look like. Below you will find a description of how the linking system works and details of the two types of linking going on in the Editor: content link and layout link.
 
The content link
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The content link can never be broken. In the image above you can see examples of everything that is considered content in Readz. Any time you add content on a page it will be added on all three variants. For example, if you add a textbox and put in some text for the desktop variant, that same textbox and text will show up on the other two variants as well. The same goes for deletion. Anything content related on one variant will be deleted on the other two. Box elements are unique in that they are added to the other variants as well but when you move them on the other variants, they will become unlinked. This is where the layout link comes into play.
The layout link The layout link is a little more complex in that it involves the location, style, and size of elements but it can be broken. For example, when you place a box element on desktop, its location on the grid, its size, and all the font and color styling will be put onto the other two variants. In this way you can build an entire publication on desktop and have the other two built at the same time. You will need to fine tune the other variants and this is where the complexity comes in. If you build your publication on desktop and want to change the layout on the other variants you will break the layout link. The layout link is broken any time you move an element on the page that is not where it was originally built. Let’s say you build and finish your publication on desktop and then want to change the look of tablet. Starting on the first page of tablet, if you change the location, styling, or size of any element you break the layout link for that page. This link cannot be reestablished so be sure you want to break it before you do so. However, if you add a new element on desktop, the variant you originally built on, it will add that element on the other two regardless of the link condition. If you stay on desktop and style the new element, move it to where you want it, and size it, it will be replicated on the other variants. Once you view the variant where the link was broken, that new element will no longer be tied to desktop and you can freely move it without affecting the other variants. If this is an element that you don’t want on some of the other variants you can always use the hide function found in the Index menu.
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How To Create Layouts for All Devices
With Readz, you can create publications that look great on all devices.
You can select the device variant that you want to start editing in the top right corner. The highlighted device indicates the device you are viewing.
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