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ePub format eBooks

ePub format eBooks

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

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

Editing inside the ePUB package

When we have created a reflowable ePub by exporting from InDesign, we may find that there are some stylistic details that need tidying up, changing or even correcting. Not all aspects of our wonderfully crafted typographic design work will give perfect results in the ePub.

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: 2017-07-30

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.