Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of InDesign CC 2015: EPUB Fundamentals.
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- Exercise Files
- If you're a premium member of Lynda.com you have access to the exercise files that I'm using throughout this course. I've laid out exercise files by chapter, and videos within that chapter. Now most of these include InDesign files, and I have two points to make about the InDesign files. First of all, when you open them up, if it says that there are missing links, I created one common links folder for all of the InDesign files so I didn't have to keep duplicating them, and to reduce download time. So all you need to do is to link any missing images to this common links folder.
That should work out fine. The other point I want to make is that many of these InDesign files contain fonts of course and I'm using either Minion Pro, which comes along with the InDesign CC installation, or I'm using fonts from Typekit. And you get a subscription to Typekit when you subscribe to InDesign CC. So if you are missing any Typekit fonts when you open up one of these files, you'll be prompted by InDesign to sync, that is download and install these fonts, which it does so on the fly very quickly.
If you're not familiar with Typekit, or you're having some problems, you can watch my video in Chapter Four, I'm using the free Typekit fonts. If you're a monthly member, or annual member of Lynda.com you don't have access to the exercise files, but you can certainly follow along from scratch with your own assets. Now, let's get started.
- Choosing between fixed-layout and reflowable EPUB
- Creating an EPUB workspace in InDesign
- Managing the sequence of content
- Creating a table of contents for navigation
- Working with book files and Word documents
- Adding metadata
- Cleaning up text formatting
- Mapping text styles
- Optimizing images for EPUB export
- Exporting to EPUB2 and EPUB3
- Previewing and validating EPUB files
- Converting EPUBs to other formats
Skill Level Beginner
1. Understanding the Nature of EPUBs
2. Setting Up and Testing
3. Preparing the InDesign Publication for EPUB Export
4. Optimizing Text for EPUB Export
5. Optimizing Images for EPUB Export
6. Understanding the EPUB Export Options Dialog Box
7. Previewing and Validating EPUB files
8. Converting the EPUB to Other Ebook Formats
9. Keeping Up with the Field
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