Making eBooks

Edit the ePub after export from InDesign

Using Dreamweaver to edit the CSS

We have already exported from InDesign and have an ePub3 file to review. We can see the results in Adobe Digital Edition and iBooks for MAC.

Some things aren't what we expected! Let's use a script to unpack the ePub and make a site in Dreamweaver.

Now we can edit the CSS and roundtrip back to InDesign.

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Duration: 00:16:14

Getting InDesign Prepared for ePub

Export Tagging and More

First note: I am now using InDesign CC.

Before we export to ePub from InDesign, there are some import issues to understand. To get the best results for the ePub, we must be sure to provide appropriate tags for paragraph, character and object styles.

We do this through the 'Export Tagging' panel of each of the style dialogues. This is also where we decide how InDesign will split the ePub.

Fo our convenience we can set all of these together through the 'Edit all Export Tags Panel'.

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Duration: 00:20:30

Interactive Contents for eBook

This session covers:

  • Using styled content, such as headings and subheadings to create contents page
  • making the contents list with page numbers
  • separating the headings and page numbers with dots
  • exporting to PDF and showing how the contents become navigation links
  • showing how this also creates bookmarks 

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Duration: 00:09:32

Placing Graphics in InDesign (session 1)

The page layout software, InDesign, is very powerful and there are several ways to integrate graphics with text. In this first session we look at:

  • placing graphics on a layer and adjusting the transparency
  • Placing a graphic within text
  • wrapping the text around the graphic 

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Duration: 00:12:25

Text Processing (removing unwanted paragraph breaks)

If we source a public domain text on the web, such as those from the Gutenberg project, we may well find that each line of thext has a fixed length. This is because the text was probably scanned in and then converted to real text through OCR software. The text is laid out exactly as it was in the original source. This facsimile is not appropriate for our needs.

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Duration: 00:06:55

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