Course ID14

Adobe InDesign CC2017: Creating EPUB Books

Fee: $425 CDN + HST
Prerequisites:ID10 or permission of the instructor
Duration: 1 day, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

InDesign CC (2017 Release) offers two choices for EPUB export: EPUB (Reflowable) and EPUB (Fixed Layout).

In this course you will create a reflowable EPUB. Its content will be adjusted to fit the ereader’s screen size; therefore, the page size of the InDesign document does not have to correspond to any particular device screen size. You will also create a fixed EPUB. This type of content is good for cookbooks, travel books, children's books. Fixed EPUB's keep the same page layout and design as printable EPUBs.

Course Outline

  • EPUB Reader Standards 2.0.1 and 3.0
  • Creating a document in InDesignepub on a iphone
  • Adding anchored graphics
  • Customizing export options for anchored graphics
  • Specifying Custom rasterization for images, image resolution
  • Positioning and alignment of images
  • Creating page breaks using books
  • Working with CSS to define width and height of images and pages
  • Mapping paragraph and character styles to export tags
  • Adding a table of contents
  • Defining table of contents with InDesign styles
  • Designing fixed layout with InDesign
  • Choosing the content of an ebook
  • Adding the cover page - rasterizing
  • Adding the title page and reordering its content
  • Adding the remaining content (Using layout or articles)
  • In Fixed EPUB (add video, audio, and Edge Animate files)
  • Adding meta data - Title, Creator, Date, Description, Publisher
  • Exporting an EPUB file
  • Specifying export settings
  • Brief Understanding CSS and XHTML
  • Editing XHTML and CSS with Dreamweaver
  • Previewing EPUB in Adobe Digital Editions 4

Note: Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo eReader, Apple’s iBooks for iOS (iPad, iPhone), Google Play Books app for Android (smartphones, tablets), and Adobe Digital Editions software— support the EPUB format. For reflowable EPUBs, the size of ereader screens varies from device to device, and content flows in a single, continuous thread. In fixed EPUB, page size is fixed.

Amazon Kindle does not support the EPUB standard, but converts submitted EPUB files to its own proprietary Kindle format.

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