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Creating Ebooks with InDesign CS4 or CS5
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Creating Ebooks with InDesign CS4 or CS5

with Gabriel Powell

Video: Welcome

(MUSIC). Hello, my name is Gabriel Powell, and I'm going to be your host in this video training workshop. As an Adobe Certified Instructor and a passionate user of InDesign, it's my pleasure to introduce you to the world of eBooks. And teach you how to create an eBook that can be read on a computer, a smartphone or a dedicated eBook reader such as the Apple iPad or even a Sony Reader. I'll first show you what an eBook is and give you an overview of the entire eBook production process. I'll walk you through each step of the way from properly setting up an InDesign document, to exporting the EPUB file.
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  1. 1m 14s
    1. Welcome
      1m 14s
  2. 39m 25s
    1. What is an ebook?
      6m 16s
    2. Exporting an EPUB file from InDesign CS4
      11m 42s
    3. Exporting an EPUB file from InDesign CS5
      16m 13s
    4. Is your publication suitable for the EPUB format?
      5m 14s
  3. 54m 33s
    1. What's inside an EPUB file?
      11m 27s
    2. Introduction to XML, HTML, and XHTML
      10m 50s
    3. Introduction to CSS
      11m 45s
    4. Editing an EPUB file in Mac OS X
      12m 13s
    5. Editing an EPUB file in Windows
      8m 18s
  4. 57m 45s
    1. Master pages, page breaks, and page numbers
      7m 7s
    2. Using a book file to create chapter breaks
      12m 36s
    3. Using first-level TOC entries in InDesign CS5 to create chapter breaks
      11m 8s
    4. Controlling the reading order of text and graphics
      9m 53s
    5. Using XML structure in InDesign CS5 to control reading order
      17m 1s
  5. 1h 14m
    1. Controlling formatting with paragraph and character styles
      16m 50s
    2. Working with nested styles and GREP styles
      11m 22s
    3. Exporting bulleted lists
      10m 35s
    4. Exporting numbered lists
      10m 49s
    5. Exporting footnotes
      3m 8s
    6. Exporting hyperlinks
      9m 48s
    7. Exporting cross-references
      5m 52s
    8. Embedding fonts
      6m 12s
  6. 30m 1s
    1. Optimizing graphics for the EPUB format
      15m 17s
    2. Working with InDesign artwork
      4m 51s
    3. Setting up an ebook cover page
      9m 53s
  7. 19m 5s
    1. Creating a table of contents
      6m 30s
    2. Creating a navigation guide
      6m 38s
    3. Inserting metadata
      5m 57s
  8. 1h 2m
    1. Including additional metadata
      6m 8s
    2. Customizing the navigation guide
      3m 16s
    3. Adding drop caps
      6m 34s
    4. Creating paragraph rules
      6m 7s
    5. Creating boxed text
      6m 34s
    6. Formatting tables
      15m 25s
    7. Creating scalable images
      4m 51s
    8. Creating scalable SVG graphics
      13m 51s
  9. 8m 16s
    1. Validating an EPUB file
      8m 16s

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Creating Ebooks with InDesign CS4 or CS5
5h 47m Intermediate Jan 14, 2011

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Expert trainer Gabriel Powell takes you through every step in the process of creating an ebook, from setting up the Adobe InDesign document to exporting an EPUB file that can be read on a computer, smartphone, Apple iPad, or Sony Reader. Plus, learn how to edit an ebook, customize its navigation, and create scalable images, as well as how to validate an EPUB file to ensure that it's error-free and fully compliant with the EPUB specification.

Topics include:
  • Exporting an EPUB file from InDesign CS4 or CS5
  • What's inside an EPUB file?
  • Editing an EPUB file in Mac OS X or Windows
  • Laying out pages
  • Working with text
  • Exporting graphics
  • Creating a table of contents or navigation guide
  • Inserting metadata
  • Creating scalable images
  • Validating an EPUB file
Subjects:
Design Ebooks video2brain
Software:
InDesign
Author:
Gabriel Powell

Welcome

(MUSIC). Hello, my name is Gabriel Powell, and I'm going to be your host in this video training workshop. As an Adobe Certified Instructor and a passionate user of InDesign, it's my pleasure to introduce you to the world of eBooks. And teach you how to create an eBook that can be read on a computer, a smartphone or a dedicated eBook reader such as the Apple iPad or even a Sony Reader. I'll first show you what an eBook is and give you an overview of the entire eBook production process. I'll walk you through each step of the way from properly setting up an InDesign document, to exporting the EPUB file.

You'll also learn how to crack open an eBook and make even further adjustments to it as needed. Each chapter in this series is designed to take you through the process from start to finish. So, I recommend that you watch each video once all the way through, and then go back and watch specific videos when you need a review. You can use the project files included with this video to practice everything your learning. So, lets get started and let me show you just how fun and creative it is to create eBooks with InDesign.

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