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Exploring the General Export options


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{textColor:65280,65280,65280}{ width:960}{justify:center} {plain} Over the last few years the demand for electronic books has increased dramatically, mostly due to the popularity of devices like the Kindle, Nook and the iPad. Most of these devices use EPUB as the main format for reading electronic books. InDesign has had the capability to export to EPUB for the last few versions, but with release of InDesign CS5.5, Adobe spent a lot of time updating and expanding the EPUB export to add a variety of new options that result in a cleaner and more accurate EPUB document.
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In this course, James Fritz provides an in-depth exploration of the new features in InDesign CS5.5, showing not just where they are and how to use them, but also tips, workarounds, and practical applications of the features. The course covers improved accessibility features, new HTML export options, key enhancements to EPUB export, and a thorough introduction to the new Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, used to created folio files for the iPad and Android tablets.

Topics include:
  • Adding alternate text for screen readers
  • Mapping styles to export tags for HTML exports
  • Adding multimedia for iBook output
  • Dragging and dropping anchored objects
  • Working with linked stories
  • Using the Overlay Creator
  • Creating a panorama for an iPad publication
Subject:
Design
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InDesign EPUB
Author:
James Fritz

Exploring the General Export options

e:20}{backColor:0,0,0} {textColor:65280,65280,65280}{ width:960}{justify:center} {plain} electronic books has increased dramatically, devices like the Kindle, Nook and the iPad. main format for reading electronic books. with release of InDesign CS5.5, Adobe spent a lot of time updating and expanding result in a cleaner and more accurate EPUB document. epub-general.indd) and before we get to exporting make sure it's set up correctly for an EPUB export.

you were creating something for an EPUB, just be careful not to have extra boxes or frames sitting all over the place. panel which lets us create an order for the export. of San Francisco and The San Francisco Peninsula. and I'll double-click, and we see that headline is first. this main flow of an article.

over here, and then we have the image after it. exactly where it's going to be, I want it to be an Anchored Object. blue square to where I want it to be, and going to have it start out at the end of this sub head. Anchored Object as well as the rest of the images inside the layout. this position, this one's over to here, and this table is anchored to right after Climate.

and the images we should talk about Styles. Character Styles consistently and accurately throughout our layout. I don't think you're ready for an EPUB export. we look inside our Paragraph Styles, Title, and then we've got a subhead, we've got our body text, correctly, which is good. consistently, if I go inside my Paragraph Styles panel menu, of my Paragraph Styles are mapped to HTML and EPUB styles.

texts are set to the p style and then my headlines are h1, h2 and h3. going to click OK and I can close this panel. correctly, let's take a look at the images. to Object > Object Export Options, Custom Rasterization to these settings. video I talked specifically at all of the options inside here. you're not going to go under Export for > EPUB or Digital Editions.

So now it's part of the regular Export options. Export and I'm going to call it epub-general.epub. format and I'm going to click Save. the first option says Include Document Metadata. modify this Metadata. I'm going to hit Cancel. document, I go under the File menu and choose File info.

an Author, an Author Title, and a Description, lots of information. Francisco, and we'll add the keyword of History. History and now I am going to click OK. to validate your EPUB plus it'll be displayed inside your ebook reading device. We'll keep the same name and click Save.

so we could put something like www. peachpress.com or whoever your author happens to be. have an ISBN number for your publication you can enter it now. automatically throw some numbers in for you. right now you can leave what's there. all if we just want it to be blank, cover, but it really is important to have a good cover.

automatically rasterize the first page. image, like a JPEG or TIFF, I can choose that file and browse and find it. because the first page of this document is already a good cover. is InDesign's best guess on the export. Article panel to create your layout. legacy way of creating the layout.

could use this to continue to use that structure for the export, is the best way to go forward. the page, I can have it be in Ems or Pixels and set the amount. The Book Margin applies the same margin evenly to the top, bottom, left and right. with the CSS at Page Rule. Opera, but it doesn't currently interfere with any other readers.

converted to an Unordered List. generally speaking it's best to leave it the way that it is. We want to leave it as an Ordered List. choose View EPUB after Exporting. open up inside that reader so you can take a look at it. download it for free at adobe. com/products/digitaleditions. take a look at the file.

Rasterized and we have the Metadata on the left-hand side. document, I can start to read my EPUB. InDesign and take a look at the Image Export options in the next movie.

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