Hello I'm trying to create a childrens epub book for Kindle and I'm having probs. Bascially the images are moving around. How I have it set up the images are in the background of the text on top basic. The only option I tried to make this work was making the text and images a eps file opening up a new indesign and pasting as a image but I want the text to be readable can anybody help me please or give me some suggestions
Creating eBooks, that use formats such as ePub and Mobi (this is the file format for the Kindle) from InDesign is not straight forward. I suggest you get some basic training, for example:
You will usually get answers to specific issues on this forum once you get going.
Use the latest version of InDesign - CS6.
So basically I wouldn't be able to have the image as a background image with the text on top of it they need to be place within the body of text and for the text and the image to be together need to do something like a page brreak which I have been reading on other peoples disccusions
ePub is a pretty "dumb" format. Simple and rudimentary. you need to work within its limitations. As to using background images, I have no experience on how to achieve that in any digital book format. Sorry.
Take care, Mike
I'm not sure I'd use the adjective "dumb" for the ePub format. Surely each publishing platform has advantages and disadvantages.
For example, you might describe printed books - with no opportunity to have interactivity such as internal and external hyperlinks, video, or audio and with a fixed typeface and text size - as even dumber!
(Just a thought.)
Not sure what you are trying to do is wise in a reflowable format like epub. It is possible using CSS to include an image in the background of some text but how many devices would actually display it I wouldn't like to say. See http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_background.asp. Perhaps fixed-layout epubs would be a better bet?
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