Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Live proofing on the iPad, part of Creating a Fixed-Layout EPUB.
The standard method for proofing your EPUBs is to manually add it to your iTunes…Library and then sync your device with your iTunes Library.…If I wanted to add the latest version of Nigel's EPUB to see how it looks on my iPad,…I would hook up my iPad so that appears in iTunes and then I could drag and…drop that EPUB right onto the Library section here, or I can choose File > Add to Library.…When I do that then I can come here, out to Books, and choose Sync.…
I can't do that on this computer because this computer isn't authorized for my iPad.…But the problem with doing that is that, first of all, it's tedious. It takes whatever.…The syncing process, you can't just say sync just this book. It has to go through…and sync everything.…And then if it doesn't look right and you do a new version on your desktop, you…have to repeat the whole process.…It's possible to proof iterative versions on your iPad without anything extra;…it's just kind of a pain.…And, by the way, if you run into any caching issues--sometimes you upload a…
- 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.