Join Gabriel Powell for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling the reading order of text and graphics, part of Creating Ebooks with InDesign CS4 or CS5.
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In this lesson, you'll learn how to control the reading order of text and …graphics in an eBook. Since the ePUB file format does not …define page structure, the relative position of all the design elements in …your InDesign document, is discarded when you export an ePUB file. …And as a result, all the content flows in a linear order. …Let me show you what I mean. This sample layout contains 4 colored shapes. …Notice how they're arranged on the page. When you export an ePUB file, InDesign …exports the text and graphics, in the order that they're arranged on the page, …from the left to the right, then from the top down.…
So knowing that, what order do you think these shapes will appear in, within the …ePUB file? Well, shape number one is the left most …object, shape number two is the next object, three the next, and shape four is …the right most object. I'll go ahead and export the ePUB file. …From File > Export For > ePub, I'll send this to the Desktop and save it. …And as you can see, the shapes now flow in a linear direction with the leftmost …
- Exporting an EPUB file from InDesign CS4 or CS5
- What's inside an EPUB file?
- Editing an EPUB file in Mac OS X or Windows
- Laying out pages
- Working with text
- Exporting graphics
- Creating a table of contents or navigation guide
- Inserting metadata
- Creating scalable images
- Validating an EPUB file
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CS5 to EPUB, Kindle, and iPadwith Anne-Marie Concepción5h 31m Intermediate
Creating a Fixed-Layout EPUBwith Anne-Marie Concepción3h 18m Intermediate
InDesign CS5: Interactive Documents and Presentationswith James Fritz3h 51m Intermediate
1. Getting Started
What is an ebook?6m 16s
2. The Anatomy of an EPUB File
3. Page Layout
4. Working with Text
5. Exporting Graphics
6. Adding the Final Touches
7. Beyond InDesign: Editing an EPUB File
8. Final Step
Validating an EPUB file8m 16s
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