4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 2, 2013 6:06 PM by Steve Werner



      I need assisstance with indesign digital publication. I designed a program using adobe indesign but when I try to export to epub, the pages are totally messed up. Please help.

        • 1. Re: hello
          W_J_T Level 4

          Welcome to the forum,


          You would probably be better off posting in the inDesign forum.


          omarpasa wrote:


          the pages are totally messed up

          You may also want to be more descriptive about what is actually happening so others can help, when posting over there.

          • 2. Re: hello
            John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            [Moved from Cloud forum to Indesign forum]

            • 3. Re: hello
              Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

              In order for anyone to help you you'll need to provide a lot more information. Which version of ID? Is the latest patch installed? What OS?


              Waht are you using to view the ePub? What does "totally messed up" mean? A real description, and maybe some screen captures, would be a big help.

              • 4. Re: hello
                Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                If you haven't properly prepared your pages for EPUB export, it's common for them to look "totally messed up" after export.


                At a minimum you need to apply paragraph and character styles consistently. Images must be anchored into your text flow or set up as inline graphics. EPUB only supports one text flow so if you have multiple flows on your pages, it won't at all look correct. You can use the Articles panel to set object export order.


                I'd suggest strongly that you do some reading on EPUB file preparation. Two good sources:


                (1) Elizabeth Castro's eBooks on EPUB production in InDesign:


                Formatting ebooks - EPUB Straight to the Point - Elizabeth Castro


                (2) Anne-Marie Conception's Lynda.com videos on EPUB preparation for CS5, CS5.5 and CS6.