Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Using layers to isolate text, part of Creating a Fixed-Layout EPUB.
Here we have the editable production file for the Lost Highway book that…we've been working with.…This is actually a slightly more robust version of Nigel's book.…It's 12 pages instead of 8 with just fantastic photography as usual.…And if you have watched any of my InDesign's EPUB titles on lynda.com then you…will know that I always create a workspace in InDesign just for working with…EPUBs, so that the tools are used most often are close at hand.…
So if my interface looks a little different than yours don't worry about it, but…mainly, I have added the Articles panel which helps you govern the order of…which you export, and then I've also added the Scripts panel to my doc over here,…and Text Wrap, because I'm frequently having to go in here.…Now I just saved it as the AMC-EPUB workspace.…So, just as when you're working with a PDF, the main challenge when you…have production files to convert them to a fixed-layout EPUB is extracting…the text and graphics.…
Unfortunately, Adobe InDesign does not have any export to fixed-layout EPUB.…
- 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.