Moved to epub forum
Where is the ePub forum.
Wen I began this post, I used the pop down menu and I do not see an ePub forum. That is really where I should be looking as you have suggested.
It’s a new sub forum of the InDesign forum.
How do I navigate to the epub forum independent of my own thread ??
Where is the link ??
I would like to browse around.
For instance I am devising a strategy for my Table of Contents.
Within the main 827 page Indesign PDF,
There is Not a section on 'Table of Contents'.
And within Adobe TV there is only one video called
'Create a navigational table of contents'
@Bob: Can you get EPUB added to that dropdown list? Would be nice. (my guess is that subforums aren't listed there though). And thanks for adding the announcement to the InDesign forum page. ;*
@loveAndPeace: You don't use alternate layouts to create EPUBs. Use File > Export > EPUB from the main layout. The EPUB will flow to fit any screen dimension, portrait or horizontal. I have a course on lynda.com about it (mentioning since it sounds like you have a lynda.com subscription):
InDesign CC: EPUB Fundamentals
(I also have InDesign > EPUB courses there for previous versions of InDesign.)
I don't know. Epub is a sub forum for InDesign and I don't think sub forums
show up there.
So I think that I should just delete my 800x600 Layout ?
The 800x600 layout physically looks in my pages panel to be vertical.
And then save it again ?
QUESTION: Which Layout should I keep ??
That will leave me with the Letter V layout which was what is listed in all of my saved versions.
This is where I suppose I became confused.
The fact that that the term LETTER V is used when I created a document for the WEB.
'LETTER' denotes physical pages to me.
V is for vertical.
document > new > web defaults to 'horizontal' orientation if I am not mistaken
Does that makes sense ? My confusion.
It is just feedback.
I just hope that I do not have to go back and re-edit those last 50 pages
Thanks for the help.
I love adobe products.
I just want to understand this and move onto the next step.
I have been dreaming of a strategy to get my TOC to work the way I want it too.
Thanks Bob too.
If you're making a reflowable EPUB, which is what InDesign CC File > Export > EPUB creates, it doesn't matter what your page size. That is totally discarded.
Only the HTML and CSS that is exported by InDesign counts, and the page information isn't used.
If you were making a Fixed Format EPUB, which in InDesign CC requires third-party plug-ins or hand coding to produce, then the page size would make a difference because the EPUB would include absolute positioning of the page elements.
The "Letter V" layout is a residual effect of your choosing the Digital Publishing intent when you created the document. However, I think you can safely ignore it.
That was helpful.
You brought up another point of confusion.
Document >new >
So what is the difference between 'web' and 'digital publishing'. when I comes to making a decision ?
When I want to move from page to page, the only way I can is by double clicking on the Next Page From the Pages Panel.
This is not really that easy.
Is there another way that does not include a Double click? ?
You could use Web if you're creating an interactive PDF which will be viewed on screen. The dimensions are in pixels and the color space and transparency blending mode are both RGB.
Digital Publishing is for creating for devices like tablets and smartphones. Usually this would be for Digital Publishing Suite. Default page sizes are for common device resolutions, like iPad. Dimensions are in pixels, color space and transparency blending mode is RGB.
Option/Alt + Page Up/Page Down navigates between spreads. I also use Cmd/Ctrl + J to navigate to a particular page number.
I chose 'web' because from my research, it appears this will work fine.
My objective is to create an ebook.
From another post I read that I should be using 'web' and from this post, Anne Marie says just file > export > ePub and that will create a file that will resize fine.
I hope that I interpreted this correctly.
I have edited this document for hours -days and would not want to have to begin again.
I used Indesign a couple of years ago to Create an ePub that opens fine on a kindle and an iPad.
Regarding you navigation shortcut keys....
When I use them on my Mac they increase and decrease leading.
Hanks for the help.
You're mixing up Option + Up Arrow/Down Arrow with the Page Up/Page Down keys.
If you have a Mac without an extended keyboard, try Fn + Option + Up Arrow/Down Arrow to switch spreads. "Fn" is the Function key, bottom left, can use to get Page Up/Page Down.
Thank you so much.
That really eliminates such a tedious task.
And it save so much time. !!!!
Yes, I use that one all the time too!
Hi Steve. If you have a chance, can you look at my last post. It has to do with layout >pages >add/insert page.
I added the page as number 2 but when I export, it shows up as the last page in the ebook.