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Adobe InDesign: Creating ePub Books  (ADID301)

This course is designed to create standard, flowable EPUB files that are suitable for basic layout documents (e.g. books, manuals) and are compatible with a variety of EPUB readers including older models.

If you wish to create more engaging layouts and use interactive content in your EPUB, consider the course Adobe InDesign: Creating Fixed Layout EPUBs.

Time: 9am - 4pm
Duration: 2 days

Compatible with CS5.5, CS6, CC

Description:

The ePub format is a popular and standardized mobile electronic document for a wide range of portable devices like ebook readers, smart phones and tablets. Learn the tools and techniques used to convert an existing InDesign layout into an ePub document, and validate and distribute the publication.

Prerequisites:

ADID101—Adobe InDesign: 2 Days and ADID102—Adobe InDesign: 3 Days or equivalents are mandatory.

This course is currently available in another city, on demand or for private classes only. Call us at 888.484.2933 to learn more about our flexible scheduling options or complete our Information Request Form and we will contact you to arrange a class date that is suitable to your availability.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • What are ePub, eBooks and iBooks?
    • ePub readers
    • ePub authoring tools
    • ePub 2.0 vs 3.0 standards
  • ePub Technologies
    • What can and can't be included in an ePub document
    • “Cracking” and editing ePub content
    • An overview of XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Adobe InDesign brief review
    • The InDesign workspace
    • Creating InDesign documents
    • Working with text and images
  • ePub Export options
    • General export options
    • Export options for images and content
  • Preparing the InDesign project for a flowed layout ePub 2.0 document
    • What can and can't be converted from INDD to ePub
    • Creating chapter and page breaks
    • Using the layout to manage content flow
    • Using the Articles panel to manage content flow
    • Naming styles and linked assets
  • Modifying Text and Images
    • Cleaning up the text flow
    • Applying paragraph and character styles
    • Working with the Preflight panel to locate style overrides
    • Modifying tables
    • Converting graphics
    • Image-level export options
  • Navigation, functionality and accessibility
    • Creating a cover image
    • Building a device table of contents
    • Including an index
    • Creating hyperlinks and footnotes
    • What is metadata?
    • Adding metadata
    • Adding accessibility features for assistive technology devices
  • Creating a flowed layout ePub 3.0 document
    • Adding sound and video formats
    • Pop up footnotes
  • Previewing and validating
    • Previewing ePubs on your desktop computer
    • Previewing on an iPad and mobile devices
    • Validating your ePub files

Private training is available for this course.

Call us at 1-888-484-2933 to learn more about our flexible scheduling options or complete our Information Request Form.

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