What is the size limit? Can not the html code be placed into InDesign as, say, a word doc file?
thanks for your answer, but I am afraid I don't understand it.
I don't just want to copy the code there. The code should be executed.
I did so by choosing: Insert HTML. A window pops up prompting me to enter HTML. This window is size limited.
Thanks for clarifying!
Ah, now I understand you better. But at the same time, I don't have a deep comment. InDesign refers to snippets in two ways: xml-encoded portions of a page or spread; and portions of html code. Not that that might be confusing!
The helpfile only says this about Object > Insert HTML:
You can embed common HTML elements, such as embed codes for YouTube videos or Google Maps. You can copy the HTML embed code and paste in into InDesign.
That leads me to think that its use is limited relative to what you want to do. Are you developing epub 2 or 3? I found lots of interesting reading by googling: epub hyperlink plays iframe
Yes that helps me.
It allows me to insert any website into Indesign. This means though, that you would have to a have Internet connection to view this content.
I was thinking about an offline usage.
But at least that's a starting point thanks!
After fiddling around with the iframe and insert HTML solution, it seems the Ipad doesn't support the HTML insert from Indesign at all.
Even a simple HTML Code like
<h1>My First Heading</h1>
<p>My first paragraph.</p>
doesn't show up on the Epub 3.0 file on the Ipad.
Ibooks Author does a great job, but only supports its own .ibooks format and only runs on the ipad.
If anybody has ideas, I would highly appreciate any input.
This issue is specific to iBooks that images don't show up in case of embedded html or an edge animation and it appears that nothing works here. You can check this by opening the same epub on Readium (a reader for ebooks and is available for free on Chrome).It should work fine here.
Even a simple google map if embedded in html, won't appear on ipad so it is more of a reader issue.
Thanks thats true! Do you know of any similar app on the Ipad in the App Store that correctly renders epub3? I tried it with some and they all had problems.....
You can try Kobo app on iPad. It works fine.