Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Extracting text, part of Creating a Fixed-Layout EPUB.
Now let's turn our attention to how to get the text out of a PDF for us to reuse…in our fixed-layout EPUB.…I'm in Acrobat 10 and one of the most straightforward ways to get text out of…here is simply to copy and paste.…So you select the Selection tool here, and then drag over your text, and…assuming it's live text, it hasn't been embedded into a JPEG or turned into…outlines it'll become selected.…And then I'll copy it, switch to any text editing program, like let's say,…TextWrangler and paste, and it comes in.…
Now if we come back here, if we click inside some text and select all, and…then copy and switch back, and let's select that and paste, then it gets all…of the text on this page.…So we have the title and also the Photographs by Nigel French, and this t 1. What is that?…Well apparently there is some text on this page somewhere, that is the folio…and they'll have a lowercase t which is a different font in the InDesign file…but it comes through as lowercase t. If I wanted to select all the text in…
- 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.