Join Gabriel Powell for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with InDesign artwork, part of Creating Ebooks with InDesign CS4 or CS5.
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When you're exporting EPUB file from InDesign, any artwork that was created …with InDesign's various drawing tools, is not actually exported to the EPUB file. …So in this lesson, I'm going to show you how to work around this issue. …I'll use the Rectangle tool to draw a simple shape. …And I'll fill it with a color. And now, I'll export the EPUB file. …And as you can see, that object was not exported to the EPUB file.…
So, in order to ensure that it is exported, I need to convert it to an …external image. And that's easily done with the help of Illustrator. …So, I'm going to copy this object, Cmd or Ctrl + C, I'll switch over to Adobe …Illustrator, create a new document, and paste that graphic right into this …document, Cmd or Ctrl + V. Now, I can save this as an image. …I'll just call it Square and save it to the Desktop.…
Now, I can switch back over to InDesign and import that image. …I'll delete this one. And from the File menu, choose Place. …I'll select the image, and before I actually import it, I want to make sure …
- 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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