In many editorial offices the walls are still paved with printouts of the layouts of current productions. And with good reason: it is important not only to look at individual pages or double pages, but also to see the flow of all pages of a print object next to each other in order to get a feeling for the flow through the whole object. Where tension is created, where there are repetitions and too little tension.
One of the most important features of pageplanr is its ability to give you an instant overview of the appearance and rhythm of your page designs. If your design project lives in a single layout file, it's probably not such a big deal for you. However, if it's a larger project, your designs will be split across multiple layout files. Even more so if you work in a team.
Generate layout images
The first step is to create the images from your pages. You could just take screenshots. On the Mac this is done with the Command-Shift-4 shortcut, on Windows press the Print Screen key on your keyboard. Or you can use one of the many available utilities to take screenshots.
If you use Adobe InDesign, it is much easier to use the built-in export function. Open your layout file, select "Export" from the File menu and choose JPEG as the format at the bottom of the dialog box. In the Export JPEG dialog box, select which pages you want to export (Selection Range, All or Spreads), choose the desired quality setting, and enter the desired resolution of the JPEG. Click the Export button and you're done. Whichever way you choose, please keep in mind the 500px page size limit when creating the images.
Once you have created your images, you can easily upload them to your Pageplanr project. It's best to arrange the windows on your computer so that you can see the pageplanr page plan and the folder where you have just created your images side by side. Then simply drag and drop the images one after the other from your file folder to the page you want in your pageplanr.