When exporting a document from InDesign CC 2015 to ePub (fixed layout), my paragraph text winds up broken down word-by-word into <span>'s. Is there a way to fix this in the InDesign export so the paragraph flow is maintained?...or is this just the method in which InDesign codes a "Fixed" layout?
I will be uploading the ePub to a 3rd party eReader platform and need the paragraph's intact and selectable in order for the "add note" and "highlight" functions to work properly.
Here is an example of what happens when the text is selected:
I have a Paragraph Styles applied to the text and have mapped the style to <p> in the "Export Tagging" dialogue.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Exploding a FXL EPUB is about as good an idea as diving into the code of a PDF. The mark up almost has to be a mess.
This is just one of the drawbacks.
Thanks for the reply Bob.
I'd 100% like to avoid editing the code which is the reason for the question. Was just wondering if I was missing something in the InDesign Export options that would eliminate the <span>'s, leaving the paragraph text selectable? But it sounds like you're telling me it's the nature of the beast.
AFAIK, yes…it is.
How else could all that text be positioned exactly?