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InDesign CC to ePub

Skill Level 3

$325 • one day (6 hours)
meets 9:30am–4:30pm

Not currently scheduled. However, custom training and consulting are available: contact us for rates and information.

Class Description

The instructor is very patient with questions and is mindful of the progress made by all of the students.
InDesign student

InDesign is renowned for its robust print publishing capabilities. The world of publishing is undergoing radical changes with the expansion into tablets, e-readers and phones. How will you keep your skills—and your publications—current and relevant? We'll share our expertise of the current "state of the art" techniques for publishing documents from InDesign into the epub format, for consumption on various devices—especially iPad and Kindle.

what we cover—in detail

(always customized for the students attending)

(Like these technologies, this class is continually under development and updated)
Repurposing print documents and planning for ePub
  • Build upon what you already know
  • Font choices
  • Best practices in file-building
Controlling the order of content
  • Understanding your document's structure
  • Using the Articles panel
  • Surprising features of the Layers panel
Anchored Object refresher
  • When to choose inline, above line, and custom anchoring
  • Anchoring and Groups: inherent quirks—and our solutions
Font and typographic (in)flexibility of eReaders
  • When to simply let go
  • Embedding fonts: techniques & limitations
The crucial need for Character & Paragraph Styles
  • You are using them already, right?
  • Using Styles to control tagging
  • Style tricks to hide print content in ePubs, and the other way around
Object Styles and Object Export Options
  • Controlling file format and size of images
  • When to rasterize content
Tables of contents
  • If an ePub has no pages, why a TOC?
  • Preparing TOCs for both print and ePub
  • TOC Styles
Previewing your content
  • Using Apple's Book Proofer, and when not to
  • Using the Kindle Previewer app
  • The power of a web browser
Converting
  • Convert ePubs to Kindle format

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This is a "Level 3" class

Level 3: For students quite familiar with the subject, but in need of advanced skills and/or difficult features

Required Knowledge: The following (or equivalent experience) is Required:

Not required, but may be useful before taking this course:

All of our classes require basic computer skills.

Not currently scheduled. However, custom training and consulting are available: contact us for rates and information.

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