Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Examining the HTML, part of Creating a Fixed-Layout EPUB.
…Our Lost Highway book looks beautiful as a fixed layout EPUB.…Here I'm opening up in iBooks on my Macintosh in Mavericks.…And I guess I was last reading at this spread there's the end of the book.…But as we page through, you can see how lovely it looks.…But now, we are going to see the anatomy.…We are going to peek under the hood and what InDesign to create this.…It's all magically with simply one export command.…And just back to my Finder.…Here is the EPUB that InDesign exported from the previous video and I…have already unzipped it, cracked it open, that is, into its own folder.…
I used eCamCrusher which is a free utility that I talked about in a previous…video and I'll be talking about additional ways to open up any pop and coming videos.…But I want to keep all of the InDesign…CC 2014 videos together, so even though you might…appreciate what InDesign did a little better after…you've watched a few more videos in this title,.…I think it would just make more sense to take a look right now.…Inside the folder, we have the META-INF folder where…
- Comparing fixed-layout and flowing EPUBs
- Replacing placeholders in the fixed-layout template
- Extracting content from PDFs with Adobe Acrobat Pro and Reader
- Using free scripts to streamline fixed-layout production
- Extracting text and its formatting from InDesign layouts
- Exporting InDesign layouts to single-page HTML files
- Adding viewport and orientation instructions
- Embedding your own fonts
- Creating faux text wraps around background images
- Validating the EPUB
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: What's new in the 11/12/2013 course update?
A: Since this title was first recorded, many commercial third-party solutions have come to the marketplace that help InDesign users convert their print layouts to the fixed-layout EPUB format. We added a video about one of these, Rorohiko's ePubCrawler, to the "Starting with InDesign" chapter.
Q: This course was updated on 7/03/2014. What changed?
A: The author added and revised movies to reflect the June 2014 updates to InDesign's EPUB handling features, including fixed-layout support and EPUB exporting options.