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InDesign CC EPUB Building on the Fundamentals

Author: Pariah Burke
Publisher: Pluralsight
Length: 3 Hours
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In this course you will go beyond creating text-only EPUBs. Pariah Burke will start off by helping you convert print book layouts to ebook, specifying story and imagery order through different means. Next you will learn how to format and include cover images, illustrations, native InDesign vector objects, and more, and how to control their conversion and formatting during EPUB export. Then you will move into incorporating audio and video into your ebook. Wrapping up the course, you’ll learn how to include hyperlinks and special hyperlinks, and all the final formatting options in InDesign’s EPUB – Reflowable Export Options. Embrace self publishing!

Course Contents

Selecting and Ordering Content Elements

  • What Doesn’t Work When Converting from Print Book to eBook
  • Content Ordering by Placement
  • Anchoring Images and Other Objects
  • Moving Anchored Objects
  • Using the Articles Panel
  • Creating and Using Tags
  • Specifying Order with Tags

Working with Images in eBooks

  • Image File Formats to Use
  • Image Sizes and Resolutions to Use
  • Cover Image Recommendations and Best Practices
  • Controlling Image Conversion During Export
  • Sidebar: Tinting Images in InDesign
  • Using InDesign Shapes, Paths, and Type on a Path in Your eBook
  • Controlling Individual Image Conversion for Export
  • Making Images Automatically Fit Onscreen
  • Making Text Wrap Around Floating Images
  • Advanced Per-Image Size and Fitting Controls
  • Adding ALT Tag Alternate Text to Images

Incorporating Audio and Video into eBooks

  • A Few Words About Audio and Video in eBooks
  • Preparing Audio with Adobe Media Encoder
  • Understanding Audio Bitrates and Quality
  • Creating a New Audio Preset
  • Placing Audio into Your eBook
  • Setting Audio Playing Behavior
  • Sizing the Audio Controller
  • Preparing Video with Adobe Media Encoder
  • Placing Video into Your eBook
  • Adding a Poster Image and Controlling Video Playing

Applying the Finishing Touches

  • Creating Hyperlinks
  • Automatically Converting Hyperinks
  • Creating Special Hyperlinks
  • The Text Pane of EPUB – Reflowable Export Options
  • The CSS Pane of EPUB – Reflowable Export Options
  • The Javascript and Metadata Panes of EPUB – Reflowable Export Options