I'm looking for a program that can create epub files. Several sources said that InDesign can do it, but the version of InDesign I have predates the existence of epub files. It's the very first version of the creative suite (which I think was the third iteration of InDesign). Most of the plugins I've found on the Adobe site are for CS5 or later. Am I just missing the place for the download or is there no way I can make the old version create epub files? (I would be happy with a third party plugin as well.) Any help would be greatly appreciated.
If you don't have a recent version of InDesign, which IS required to create EPUB files, you can create them from Microsoft Word. Elizabeth Castro covers creating EPUB from Word in "EPUB Straight to the Point" which you can find here:
You're not going to find anything to work with InDesign CS.
You could do as Steve suggests or start looking around at other
alternatives. You could also consider a subscription to Creative Cloud
which might fit into your budget and you can get a free month to try it out.
Details here http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud.html