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Universal App: How to Import PDF-Only Issues
Universal App: How to Import PDF-Only Issues

If I want to have only PDF issues for my Universal App without the conversion cost, is it possible?

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Written by Okka
Updated over a week ago

First, you need to create your Universal App account if you haven't already.
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Upload PDF-Only Issue via FlexPDF

  1. Log into FlexPDF using your Universal App account.

    1. After logging in, if you still see a page limit on your account page, please confirm your email address first or click the link to resend the email.
      This step is important to send issues to your Universal App account.

  2. Upload your PDF file.

    1. If you want, you can use (or similar services) to make your PDF file size smaller, which might make the conversion faster.

  3. After the conversion is done, you'll be redirected to the Editor Canvas.

  4. Click the share button directly without making changes in the editor.

  5. Your PDF will be in your Universal App collection list.

Publish Your PDF-Only Issue

  1. Go to your Universal App admin, and head to 'Content > Collections' on the sidebar. You can now see the PDF in your collection list.

  2. Click on the edit icon to enter the Collection Details page to:

    1. update the slug

    2. optional: update the title, descriptions, and other details

    3. set up the published date.

  3. You can also switch on the PDF download option if you want the collection to be downloadable for your readers.

  4. Launch the 'Live Preview' to see how it will look to your readers.

    1. When they click the cover or READ button, it will bring them directly to the in-app PDF-only reader.

    2. If you've switched on the PDF download, readers can save it to their devices.

Have questions? Feel free to reach out to our live chat at the bottom right corner of your Universal App dashboard or simply send an email to

  • Join our Universal App Community here

  • Visit the help playlist to get started with your Universal App here.

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