Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Positioning images and text via CSS, part of Creating a Fixed-Layout EPUB.
For the most part, positioning your graphics and your text in your EPUB is a manual labor.…You need to simply keep referring to your reference, like here we have the…cover of the InDesign document, and then grab that text and paste it into your HTML file.…I am going to jump over to the Finder where I have my Lost Highway getting…started here. And here is page01,. And here is what I have so far.…On the left we're looking at Code view, and here's the header section and…then the body section.…
The best thing you do is just to start adding all of your images and all of your…text just using normal semantic markup.…Don't try to make them look perfect in the HTML file.…So, for example, "I just added Lost Highway, An Arizona and New Mexico Road Trip,…Photographs by Nigel French" one right after the other, just as they appear here…in the InDesign file.…The image is already correct. It's the cover.jpg, and all I did was replace…the cover.jpg in my existing template file for my fixed-layout EPUBs.…
Whenever you add an image, you also want to make sure you can add an alt tag.…
- 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.