2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 16, 2014 9:45 AM by RosettaBooks

    How to export nested block-level elements for EPUB

    RosettaBooks Level 1

      Hi,

       

      I'm trying to figure out how to set up my InDesign document so that when I Export > Export to EPUB..., the following general structure is created:

       

      Output 1 (desired)

      <p>Something like the following quote:</p>

      <blockquote>

      <p>This is the first paragraph of quoted text.</p>

      <p>Here's a second paragraph of quoted text.</p>

      </blockquote>

      <p>Normal flow resumes.</p>

       

      Do I need to use XML Tags/Structures pane to do this (and will that work when I export to EPUB)? Or can it be done somehow with Paragraph Styles and export tagging? I know I can map a single paragraph style to a <blockquote> export tag, but I don't see how to make it do anything more useful than a one-to-one mapping like this below, which isn't really semantically accurate:

       

      Output 2 (undesirable)

      <p>Something like the following quote:</p>

      <blockquote>This is the first paragraph of quoted text.</blockquote>

      <blockquote>Here's a second paragraph of quoted text.</blockquote>

      <p>Normal flow resumes.</p>

       

      Any advice?