InDesign ePubs: Create Fixed Layout ePubs in InDesign

Upcoming Dates

Friday, September 14, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM*
Trainer: Jonathan
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Class Details

Price per person:$299
Length of class:one day
Version covered:CC 2018


In this one-day course, taught by an Adobe Certified Instructor, you will learn how to use Adobe InDesign to create fixed layout EPUBs for publishing to iPad and other EPUB 3.0 devices. You will gain an understanding of the unique benefits and challenges of the fixed-layout format, learn how to optimize text and graphics for fixed-layout export, add interactivity and rich media content, and finally export, preview, test and refine your fixed-layout EPUB.


This class is suited for people interested in digital publishing to a mobile device and who have taken our InDesign class or have at least one year of experience using InDesign.


- Overview of the Fixed-Layout Format
- Comparing fixed-layout EPUBs to flowable EPUBs 
- Understanding the format’s unique features and challenges 

Text and Graphics
- Optimizing Text and Graphics for Fixed-Layout Export
- Understanding how InDesign converts graphic content 
- Understanding how InDesign converts live text 
- Checking your fonts for EPUB readiness and embedding privileges
- Working with Typekit desktop fonts 
- Creating and optimizing a cover image 

Creating a Table of Contents
- Creating a navigational table of contents (TOC) 
- Using bookmarks instead of a TOC style for navigation 

Adding Interactivity and Rich Media
- Interactivity and rich media overview 
- Using the new EPUB Interactivity Preview panel 
- Adding hyperlinks and cross-references 
- Animating objects with the Animation panel 
- Managing the sequence of multiple animations 
- Creating buttons that trigger actions 
- Adding pop-ups with Hide/Show buttons 
- Creating slideshows with multistate objects 
- Adding video and sound files 

Exporting to a Fixed Layout EPUB
- Choosing Options in the General section 
- Understanding Spread Control options 
- Reviewing options in the Conversion, CSS, and JavaScript tabs 
- Entering metadata 
- Adding apps to preview the EPUB 

Previewing and Testing
- Devices and software that support the fixed-layout EPUB 
- Understanding the tools and software to proof your fixed layout EPUBs
- Validating the EPUB 

Editing the Finished EPUB
- Editing EPUBs: Tools and techniques 
- Linking to videos instead of embedding them 
- Customizing the navigational TOC

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