ScreenCasts

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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Filed Under: CSS and HTMLInDesignMaking eBooks

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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Filed Under: InDesignMaking eBooks

Duration: 00:20:30

More on XML from InDesign

Including exporting to XML and viewing in TextWrangler

In our InDesign document all content needs to be attached to an appropriate style element.

We can use:

  • paragraph styles
  • character styles
  • object styles
  • table styles

We then need tags that will be mapped to those elements. They can (optionally) be the same names as our InDesign styles. They may also come from a DTD uploaded to our InDesign file in the structure pane.

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Filed Under: InDesignXML

Duration: 00:16:46

Structure, Tagging and Export to XML

Phew! That's a lot in one screencast.

With a Shakespeare play in mind we have a DTD that we can import into InDesign. This provides us with the TAGS. If we name our styles with those same tags, we can 'map the syles to the tags' very easlily.

Unfortunately, InDesign does not provide us with the automation to map object styles, so we need to add those in to the structure.

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Filed Under: InDesignXML

Duration: 00:16:07

Processing some text inside InDesign

Using GREP and a Script

We have our play (A Midsummer Night's Dream) placed in InDesign, but we have some changes we want to make to the text.

  • We don't want the character names on the same line as the first line of their speech.
  • We don't want the character names all in uppercase letters.

This screen cast shows some useful ways to use GREP in the Find/Change dialogue and then how to make use of a script to change to title case.

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Filed Under: InDesign

Duration: 00:15:46

Anchoring Images and using the Object styles

This screencast explains how images should placed into InDesign and then anchored into the text.

If we use 'Object Styles' then we can generate a style that provides a consistency throughout our book.

Note: I am useing InDesign Creative Cloud, but this is still appropriate for InDesign CS6 and CS5.5

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Filed Under: InDesign

Duration: 00:12:59

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