I am an InDesign newbie working on creating my first book for PDF, print and ePub. I have the PDF and print versions nailed, but am still having at least one ugly little issue with the ePub. Specifically, I have endnotes at the end of the book that take the form of than ordered list (<ol>) in XML. There are a number of small chapters in the book, and I have the names of the chapters above the numbered endnotes. All of them work perfectly except for the very first entry. The first entry is not considered a part of the ordered list, and so is kicked up several lines on the ePub, thus leaving a big empty space that is not necessary or aesthetically pleasing. I'm pretty sure I figured out how to fix it in the actual XHTML file by just moving that paragraph into the ordered list, but whenever I try to convert that folder back into an ePub file I receive a note from Nook (the program I'm using to test) that it can't be opened. So, is there a way to get the first line as a part of the ordered list inside of InDesign so that there's not a gap of several lines between the first title name and the actual endnotes? Alternatively, are there some other methods I should be using to edit the actual ePub file, apart from renaming it as a Zip file, unzipping it, rezipping it and then turning it back into an ePub? Or a different program I should be using for testing?
Here's a picture from inside InDesign with Story Mode open. (This is what it should look like, without the gap, but also kind of shows where the ordered list begins.) I can probably get a picture from the ePub, too, if that helps.
Hopefully this is clearer than mud. Thanks in advance for your help!
Please attach a screenshot of epub as well.
This gap would appear as it is controlled by epub only, what is done here that list markup has been generated for InDesign list. If you are not very much concerned with markup and semantics then you can try 'Convert to Text' option for lists. It is there in epub export options dialog.