Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Naming files for EPUB compatibility, part of InDesign CS6: EPUB Kindle and iPad.
An EPUB is essentially a miniature website. HTML files, CSS files, linked images all wrapped…up in a neat little EPUB wrapper.…For that reason the filenames that you use in your InDesign file make a difference, because…InDesign when it exports your InDesign file to EPUB is actually converting it to HTML…and making inter-document links.…And if the files have illegal characters in them, illegal as far as a web server is concerned,…then it can cause problems down the road.…
You may have seen this yourself in some various websites.…If you have ever seen a URL you know a web address that had weird percentage signs in it, like…%20, that is actually because the person who created the website used spaces in a file…name, you're not supposed to use spaces, you're supposed to use like a dash or an underscore instead.…But if somebody did use a space, like linking to an image that have a space in its file…name, then on the web server it has to do what's called escaping that illegal character,…it replaces it with the UNIX equivalent. And the equivalent of a space character is %20.…
- Understanding the differences between ebook formats
- Best practices for InDesign file preparation
- Managing the content flow with Layout order and the Articles panel
- Using free InDesign scripts to automate EPUB productions
- Optimizing images, charts, and tables
- Opening and examining EPUB files
- Editing important CSS and HTML tags
- Including drop caps, pull quotes, and text wraps
- Enriching your EPUBs with video and embedded fonts
- Acquiring an ISBN for ebooks
- Converting EPUBs to Kindle format (MOBI and KF8)
- Distributing ebooks with resellers and aggregators
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating a Fixed-Layout EPUBwith Anne-Marie Concepción3h 18m Intermediate
InDesign CS6 New Featureswith Anne-Marie Concepción3h 21m Appropriate for all
InDesign CS6: Interactive Documentswith Mike Rankin5h 11m Intermediate
1. Ebook Overview
What is an ebook?13m 41s
2. EPUB Production Basics
3. Preparing an InDesign Publication for EPUB Export
4. Modifying Text and Images for EPUB Export
5. Optimizing Images for EPUB Export
6. Exporting to EPUB2 and EPUB3
7. Previewing and Validating EPUB Files
8. Editing EPUB Files for Functionality
9. Editing EPUB Files for Formatting
10. Converting an EPUB to Other Ebook Formats
11. Distributing Your Ebook
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