Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Comparing the previous and updated EPUB Export Options dialog boxes, part of InDesign CC: EPUB Fundamentals.
Throughout this course, we are constantly in and out of the EPUB Export options dialogue box. In the 2014 release of the InDesign CC, they revamped the dialogue box, and I talk about it at length in one of the chapters in this video. But many of the other videos in the course are still showing the older version of the EPUB Export dialogue box. And I just want to give you a, where did things move to, in then new version. The older version of the InDesign CC download box has only three panels, the newer version has several, but the attributes still exist, they just may have moved to a different place.
Let's take each one of these panels one by one. First of all the general panel. You see here Version and then under Setup Cover, Navigation, this is for your TLC stuff. Content order, it's still here in General. There's Version, Cover, Navigation and Content Order. However, Page Margin Settings has been moved in the version to the CSS panel. Page margin settings. Text Option Settings has been moved to its own home in Text.
So here you'll see, remove forced line breaks, footnote placement and lists. Just like right here. And to view ePub after exporting has its own panel, Viewing Apps, where you would choose which app to automatically preview. If you don't wan to preview the ePub, then you would turn the check box off, just as you would turn it off here. Now let's look at the Image panel. In the older version of InDesign CC, here is the Image panel. There is panel called image here. It's actually be split into Object and Conversion Settings.
So under Object, in the top part, we still see the first two check boxes. For alignment and spacing, right here, that's been moved into this little section, right inside Object. CSS size, like image size fixed, Layout, so we have a drop down menu instead of little graphics, space before and after, and insert page break. Ignore object export settings is here as well. But some other settings from image you'll find in Conversion settings. Image Resolution is in Conversion Settings.
Image Conversion has been renamed to Format. JPEG and GIF options are still here. And now let's look at the third panel, Advanced. 'Kay, in the Advanced section, in the older version of InDesign is where we found split document. And that has been moved to General, because it's something that you do a lot. The ePub metadata section has its own panel now and then under CSS Options, ones related to text such as preserve local overrides, include embeddable fonts, where you'll find here in the CSS section.
- Understanding the difference between an ebook and EPUB
- Creating an EPUB workspace in InDesign
- Managing the sequence of content
- Creating a table of contents for navigation
- Adding metadata
- Cleaning up text formatting
- Optimizing images for EPUB export
- Previewing and validating EPUB files
- Converting EPUBs to Kindle MOBI format
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 6/26/2014. 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.