I am looking for a way to place a marker in an InDesign file that appears in the resulting epub's markup yet does not affect the print version when creating a pdf.
The ideal solution would be something like highlighting certain paragraphs in InDesign and it would result in a div tag with a class attribute wrapping those paragraphs in the epub.
The situation is something like this:
Original intent for the product was print, we decided to do ePub version years later.
Certain sections need the lines to be indented if they reflow onto a second line on a given device. The lines in a given section may have different paragraph styles applied to them which is why option 3 or 4 below would work and also why I can't give them all the same paragraph style.
The options we have come up with so far are:
1. Create a paragraph style with zero leading and place before and after the desired section. Edit the file and use a regex find and replace in Dreamweaver to change to div tags. This options biggest pitfall is that it is just hard to see/locate them in InDesign.
2. Mark the first and last characters of the selection with character styles and then do a regex find and replace in Dreamweaver. Biggest pitfall here is that I don't think it is possible to have multiple characters styles on the same text if needed.
3. Use paragraph style overrides. The problems I see here is that it bloats the ePub and I cannot give the override a name (is it even possible to give a custom name to paragraph style overrides?).
4. Take the time to replace each of paragraph styles something like: par-a-reflow-indent, par-b-reflow-indent, par-c-reflow-indent and so on (there are a ton).
We are using CS6. Would also like to know if Creative Cloud has any added features that support something like this.
Have now tried Creative Cloud and noticed that option 1 above will not work since empty paragraphs are automatically removed.
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