Stack publications are interactive publications with a main page to tell your story. This page contains underlying sub-pages that visually stack on top of the main page. This type of publication is only available with a Pro subscription and can be used to create interactive campaigns, presentations or brochures.
In order to start working on a stack publication, create a new project and choose the stack publication option, or convert an existing project to this publication type. Click here to see how you can convert an existing project.
Setting up page behaviour
Pages in a stack publication behave differently from a slide publication. The page behaviour can be configured in multiple ways: 1) you can stack them separately from each other, or 2) display them together in a carousel on top of your main page. To determine this behaviour of pages in your stack publication, take the following steps:
First, go to the page overview of your project. Drag your pages underneath the main page, in order to convert them to 'subpages'. You will now create a nested ordered list of pages.
Now you will see a drop-down menu appear, through which you can decide how these subpages should behave when someone is viewing your publication. When clicking this, a window with the following options will appear:
- Pages move from right to left: the subpage will, when opened, slide on top of the main page. When navigating through the publication, these pages do not automatically appear. To make these pages appear then, you would need to manually create links to them from inside the editor. Maglr will automatically place a close button on these subpages, directing the viewer back to where they were on the main page.
- Open the pages in a horizontal carousel: in order to make these pages appear, a link to the first subpage has to be created. When clicked, this subpage will display itself fullscreen on the page, revealing a carousel where the viewer can click through the following subpages. Maglr automatically places a close button on these subpages, directing the viewer back to where they were on the main page.
Designing the navigation
To design the way your viewers scroll through your publications, go to the navigation environment settings in the dashboard and click the pencil icon to edit the navigation environment of your publications. Next, go to the navigation tab. Here you will see a tab for all of the different publication types that contain a navigation environment. Go to the stack publication tab to edit the navigation environment for this publication type. Settings you change here will then be applied to all underlying stack publications in this navigation environment.
Designing the table of contents menu
Because these publication types aren't consumed in a linear way, there are multiple ways to show the table of contents in the side menu of your stack publications.
When it comes to the dashboard view, stack publications are built up out of both main pages and subpages to determine the 'overview' (starting) page of your publication and the subpages that will open 'on top of' this main page. To illustrate this, we have created a stack publication with 2 main pages, each containing 3 subpages.
If each page should be regarded as a main page by your viewer, the side menu will (by default) simply show the table of contents as follows:
But if each of these subpages should be regarded as parts of a 'sitemap', you can enable the alternative side menu for stack publications via the side menu options in the navigation environment settings through the dashboard:
If this checkbox has succesfully been enabled, the side menu of all stack publications in this navigation environment will look similar to this: