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May 2, 2013 12:43 PM

Is it possible to EXPORT to HTML all files within a book as one html file?

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    May 2, 2013 1:56 PM   in reply to LEJGraphics

    As far as I know, you can export the book to ePub. Then change the file extension to zip and when you extract the files you'll have the whole package for the book: CSS, fonts, images, HTML.

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    May 2, 2013 2:41 PM   in reply to Ellis home

    That would still result in multiple HTML files which brings me to the

    real question....why would you want an HTML file that large?



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    May 3, 2013 9:41 AM   in reply to LEJGraphics

    Yikes! Sounds like a thorny workflow.


    Is there some material reason why you need to present a single contiguous document to the copy desk? A series of numbered files wouldn't work?


    Is there some reason why you want the copy desk to get HTML instead of, say, RTF?


    It is too much of a heavy lift to try to keep the word docs up to date with editors constantly editing, designers editing, etc. Copy desk works in word.


    Look into WordsFlow by Em Software.


    If I absolutely had to merge all of the Word files for a given book into a single document, I'd use a VBA to do that in Word, and allow InDesign to spit out its default one-exported=document-per-InDesign-story.


    Also, instead of using the Book feature, I'd suggest that you look into placing your designers' pages as INDDs into another InDesign file.

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