I'm completely new to indesign. I'm using XP and Indesign CS6. I'm testing my epub on the new IPad 3.
I've published numerous books in print form with major publishing house in the US. I need to quickly get a copy of the book in epub format for publication on the ipads. Maybe later for the nook, etc. Eventually I will want to design new ebooks from scratch.
We are scanning the book spreads [photos and text together a double page spread] and want to show those spreads on the ipad as a single horizontal image with no page gutter. We've placed those jpg spreads in indesign as a double page spread. When we publish to epub it does not show as a double page spread. It only shows up as a horizontal image on either the left or right side of a vertical book [gutter layout] view on the ipad. It never spreads out to fill the entire ipad screen. What simple thing are we missing?
Thanks so much
"The" iPad does not exist as a target, so I'm assuming you mean you export to a regular ePub and are viewing it using iBooks.
iBooks is page-agnostic. ePubs do not support the notion of "left-right" pages. In fact, iBooks is the only ePub viewer I am aware of that even tries to show "two" pages at a time.
Re-design your document so each image appears on its own page.
Thank you Longware. I will try that option. I do know the Ibook author for macs can produce a double page spread for ibooks in ipad as I hoped to do with indesign.
Luck12, there is no (straight) conversion from InDesign to iBooks Author. The e-pub export is only for (plain) iBooks.