Join Gabriel Powell for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating boxed text, part of Creating Ebooks with InDesign CS4 or CS5.
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In this lesson, I'm going to show you how to create a Box Effect around text in an …EPUB file. This effect is useful for making certain …text stand apart from other text in a document. …In this case, I've created a box around the Tip Element. …I've also centered it on the page and I've added space above and below it. …Alright, I'll switch over to InDesign to show you how it's done. …To expedite the process of creating the box around the Tip Element, I placed both …the heading and the text within a separate Text Frame.…
I then anchored this text frame within the main body of text in order to control …its position within the EPUB file. If I switch over to Normal View mode, you …can see that this text frame has been placed within its own paragraph return. …Now, the actual formatting that I've applied to this tip box will be ignored …when I export the EPUB file but at least the structure will be preserved. …Alright, so the last step and most important step in the process is to apply …an Object Style to this Text Frame. I've already applied an Object Style to …
- 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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