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InDesign for Print and Digital

InDesign for Print and Digital

Anchoring and Wrapping

We look at how to ‘place’ images on the page, and the issues that we might encounter along the way.

This document last edited on: 2017-05-17

Building the TOC in InDesign

The table of contents (TOC) belongs to, what are normally referrer to as, the front matter. We might also refer to them as the prelim pages.

This document last edited on: 2017-06-13

Create XML from InDesign

XML is eXtensible Markup Language and is a non-proprietary markup language that can be used as a future-proof way to store content. XML indicates structure rather than style; in fact XML includes no information about appearance, only structure, hierarchy and element taxonomy.

This document last edited on: 2017-11-22

Creating a Reflowable eBook

This work follows on from previous workflows in creating a Shakespeare play for print. We should already have an Indesign ‘book’ with at least 2 sections. We will export from InDesign for ePub (reflowable) and then 'break open' the ePub file and make some changes to some of the included files.

This document last edited on: 2017-12-18

Footnotes, Endnotes, Sidenotes and Popup Notes

These need to be separated from the main body of the text, and are best set with a smaller size and possibly event a different typeface and colour. The idea of any notes is that it is supplementary information and it is entirely optional that the reader even bothers to look, so setting in a style that does not distract from the flow of the reading experience is important.

This document last edited on: 2018-05-29

From InDesign to iBooks Author

Since the objective of our work is developing a strategy for publishing for both print and eBook, we will focus on taking content from InDesign and pushing it into the iBooks Author environment.

This document last edited on: 2018-04-18

InDesign to HTML and CSS

HTML is the language for the web; delivering content for our various types of screens. InDesign is a *page layout* tool; presuming for the printed page, but we can still generate HTML from our content and with some attention to detail, we can can get good HTML markup ready for further styling and attention to a responsive design.

This document last edited on: 2017-12-24

InDesign to iBooks Author (Recipes edition)

An Authoring tool for an *Apple-only* hybrid format eBook. iBooks Author is Apple software for creating _Multi-Touch_ eBooks. We can take the content previously created with InDesign and import into iBooks Author from the IDML files.

This document last edited on: 2018-04-18

InDesign to the Fixed Layout Recipe eBook

This fixed-layout format can be considered almost the same as an interactive PDF, however, as you will see, the ePUB can have much more interactivity and, you, the designer can control the way the eBook is displayed.

This document last edited on: 2017-07-30

InDesign to the Fixed Layout ePub

The fixed-layout format ePUB3 format provides a way to deliver every single page in your print book laid out just as it was in the print version.

This document last edited on: 2017-12-18

Making an eBook of Recipes

From text and pictures, we are going to create an InDesign document, export for ePub3 (reflowable) and then 'break open' the ePub file, check out the CSS and then make our own stylesheet to go into the ePub package.

Master Pages in InDesign

The Pages panel will show you the pages in your document as thumbnails. You can configure the way this displays through the Panel Options from the context menu in the Pages panel.

This document last edited on: 2017-07-30

Preflight and Package for Print and Output to PDF

At some point during our workflow and design process we want to send something to the proof printer. Normally the best approach to this is to output to PDF from InDesign and then print from this file.

This document last edited on: 2017-12-08

Text to InDesign

When working with text from sources outside InDesign, we are likely to find that we want to make changes as soon as we ‘place’ in InDesign.

This document last edited on: 2017-11-08

Typographic detail with InDesign

InDesign is a brilliant tool to design the display of type on a page. We have every possible control over the letters, the words, the lines, the paragraphs and how the blocks of type are shaped, spaced and aligned.

This document last edited on: 2017-12-05

Using the Book Panel in InDesign

Quite often we will be working with very long publications that will benefit from the concept of separate files for separate sections or chapters. There are also advantages from having individuals in a team, work on different InDesign files (with common styles), and then bring them all together inside one book.

This document last edited on: 2017-12-08