Join Gabriel Powell for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing an EPUB file in Mac OS X, part of Creating Ebooks with InDesign CS4 or CS5.
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After exporting an EPUB file from InDesign, it's often necessary to modify it. …For example, you might want to modify the CSS file so that you can add special …formatting to your EPUB file. Or you might need to modify the entries …in the Table of Contents. In fact, it's always necessary to edit an …EPUB file in order to add additional metadata to it because not all the …required metadata is exported from InDesign. …In this lesson, I'm going to walk you through the process of cracking open an …EPUB file so that you can edit its content.…
I'm also going to introduce you to several applications that can be used to …edit an EPUB file. An EPUB file is actually just a zip …compressed package that contains all the pieces of a publication. …So, to open an EPUB file, all you have to do is change the file extension from ….epub to .zip and then, extract the contents of the Archive. …I'll go ahead and do that but before I do, I'll make a copy of this EPUB file by …holding the Option key. I'll drag this document and that'll make …
- 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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