Reflowing text with that image? No. But you can group it and handle with the Object Export Options to export it as an image with text.
BTW: Any question—specially those connected to EPUB—require more information:
- Version and Dot-Version of InDesign
- Language version
- Operating System and version
Thanks, Will, for the response. It's version InDesign 9.2 CC, on a Mac, 10.8.5. To EPUB 3.0, English. It's complicated a little bit in that the EPUB will be incorporated in an app and deployed on iOS and Android mobile devices (and Kindle Fires). The programmers will take care of compatibility issues. My job is to make sure the content displays as intended. The text must flow and be searchable as it contects to a database. So, the "object export as image" won't work, though is handy for other things. I just learned about that option!
The background image is not essential, but it would be really nice. The first version sorta works. Though, it would be nice if I could get a better visual result coming directly out of InDesign without having to futz with the CSS so much. I do not know CSS and I am learning it on the fly—under deadline—most painfully. The table does not look this nice coming out of InDesign. It loses the background color, and for some reason epub always wants to put a 1px black stroke on tables or boxes. Once I get all my styles perfected, I hope to have master CSS files to apply to each epub of this type—there will be many.
Looking for some whiz-bang solution—Adobe, everythings going e-mobile so, help me out!!
Have you tried grouping and using Window/Articles. You'll need to use EPUB Export Options/General/Content Order/Same as Articles Panel.
I'm not sure how using Content Order would help me. The table (or indeed grouped boxes—tried that too) is anchored in text and appears just where it should in the epub. The issue is a rescalable box/cell with a tiled image and live text on top.