General Settings

YUDU Publisher digital publications have a whole host of settings that allow the publisher to tailor the content to improve the end user experience.

Due to the large number of editable options they have been dissected down into subheadings below.

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Name - The name of the publication as it appears in the YUDU Publisher system, in the browser tab for flash and when viewed within an application.

Short Name -  The short name is used at the end of the live link when producing a flash publication. An example URL could be*ShortName*

On-device name -  Edit this option should you wish to specify a different name on a mobile device.

Language - For browser based publications the publisher can specify a language that will also change the text in the menu toolbar.

Time Zone -  The time zone of the intended audience used in the reporting of statistics.


Default zoom -  In the browser based publication, this determines how much the publication is zoomed when a user clicks once or clicks the zoom icon in the toolbar.

Page corner scale -  In the browser based publication the corner of the page has a curl like a real publication and this value determines the size as a percentage of the page.

Enable printing -  Enable or disable the ability to print the digital publication.

Allow saving offline copy -  Enable or disable the ability to save a fully functional offline version of the browser based publication.

Highlight links when loading - Enable or disable whether links highlight when a page is opened in the browser based publication.

Enable plain text (accessibility) mode -  Each publication has the plain text extracted automatically and YUDU Publisher® can produce a plain text accessibility publication alongside your feature rich live publication.



Google Analytics Web Property ID - If a publisher has Google Analytics, this can collect a number of statistics using the Web Property ID. This can be found using the link below:

How to obtain your Web Property ID 



Start page - For web based publication, change this setting should you wish the user to be directed to a different page instead of the default front cover.



Redirect URL - Entering a URL here will redirect users who try to access the browser based digital publication to a pre determined URL - a good example to use would be an application link to iTunes/Google Play or your own website.

Published publication Javascript -  Should you wish to include any Javascript in your live digital publication you can place it here.

Mandatory page options -  Whenever the publication is printed, selecting a page here will ensure it is printed along with any other pages the user may select.



Fold shadows - Enable or disable the realistic page crease shadow down the centre of the publication in the browser based publication.

Video/Audio buffer time -  The buffer time determines how long the video or audio content will pre downloaded before starting to play. Set this higher if the file size of the multimedia is quite large to ensure all users receive the same uninterrupted experience.



Subscription Required - Tick this box to enable the username and password access to your publication.

"Remember me" when offline - When users login, ticking this option will present a tickbox to specify whether they would like to have the username and password remembered when offline access is required (therefore the publication will not need re-authenticating).

Unprotected Pages - Unprotecting pages defines which pages the users who are not logged in can see before they are prompted to login with their credentials. For example, placing 5 unprotected pages at the start will allow five pages of your publication to be available for free/without login before navigating to the sixth page where the login prompt will appear.

Official publish date - In relation to the subscription database, this is the date that the subscriptions will check against to see whether the publication is available within a given subscription/subscribers details. As default, this is set to the date that the publication node was created on YUDU (NOT when the publication was first published live).

Ignore publication date when checking subscription validity - If selected then subscribers will have access to this publications while their subscription is active, and no access afterwards, regardless of whether this publication was published within their subscription period. If not selected, subscribers will always be able to access this publication provided the publication date is within their subscription dates.

Use custom login prompts - As default the system will prompt for a username and password, however this may not apply to your subscriber/user base. For example, if you require a User ID and password, tick the box, enter a custom message in the login explanation and enter User ID in the user identifier field.

Show subscribe button - The subscribe button appears in both the drop down options menu when viewing an publication and on the prompt when users are asked to login. this can be customised to display what is required, such as Purchase, or Buy Subscription, along with a custom URL, for example to the purchasing page of your website.


Require an email address to access the publication - Enable or disable to collect email addresses from your readers when entering the browser based publication.

Collect email addresses at the publication level - This allows for users to enter their email once within the group node instead of on a per publication basis.

Ask user to opt in to receive more information - Ticking this will offer the reader to opt in to further communication via email, where you will have to provide a Further Details URL  offering your privacy policy on how the user data will be used.

Opt in will be automatic - Asking users to opt in to further information automatically will make the option mandatory, which should be explained in the customisable message and Further Details URL.

Opt in checkbox will be ticked by default- This gives you the ability to check the Opt in option by default, however due to anti-spam laws within certain countries you may wish to uncheck this.



Pre-pend/Append all links - Adding the text before or after a link can be used for easy tracking of your digital content through to your own web domain when setup to receive tracking codes. 

Display the full URL in tooltips over links - Along with a tooltip added during the implementation of overlays, the full URL is also displayed as default which can be enabled/disabled here. 

Help URL - In the toolbar of the YUDU Reader there is a default Help page that is directed to a YUDU site, however this can be customised to direct to your own webpage. 


Privacy Options - YUDU Publisher publications are automatically indexed by search engines via the plain text and META tags generated from the publication. Ticking the two boxes will ensure that your publication is not indexed and particularly useful should your publication contain sensitive or personal data.


Auto Generated Flipbook - When a browser based publication is publised live a flipbook animation is automatically generated by the system to place on your website and promote the publication. Here we can enable/disable the option and set the width in pixels.


External Auth ID - The ID is used by external authorisation services in regards to DRM management and only applicable in this situation (leave blank if not required). 


Features within the YUDU Reader toolbar can be enabled or disabled such as NotesText Highlighting and Bookmarks . Publishers are also able to decided whether they would like to show a sidebar for notes and highlights or zoom buttons next to the slider in the toolbar when zoomed into an publication.

Archive Search - when the ability to search an publication is enabled, publishers also have the ability to select archive search. Readers are empowered with the ability to search across the archive of publications within a Group folder instead of within the single publication.

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