How are you checking the EPUB? There are only a few readers that are capable of rendering them correctly.
Hello Mr. BobLevine.
Thank you for your reply.
Could you please explain more deeply the subject.
BTW. What you mean by "checking" ?
You say it's losing formatting? Where are you seeing this?
Is it happening in iBooks? Are you sure you chose fixed layout epub when exporting?
Please post screenshots to show the issue.
Hello Mr Bob Levine,
yes, the problems concern the EPUB 3.0 viewed in iBooks.
By loosing formatting I mean especially two things:
- In InDesign, I have some layers with two-color gradients that have blending modes such as Multiply, Darken, Light or Screen, and they are used to lighten or darken some parts of a JPEG image laying directly below it. Unfortunately, after exporting to EPUB 3.0 and when viewed in iBooks they are not shown properly, eg. no proper blending mode is rendered.
- Some texts have effect-shadows and none of them is rendered when EPUB is opened in iBooks.
Is it clear, or would you still prefer to see the screenshots? If so, I would be glad to prepare them for you.
BTW, is there any way to flatten or integrate all those effects into one single bitmap layer?
Are you sure you chose Fixed Layout?
If so, then yes, we need to see screenshots.
Thank you for your input.
Yes, we chose the Fixed Layout option during export.
Here is an example of a screen shot with some effects that we have problems with.
Please note that after exporting to epub3 there are lost 2 things:
1. Shadow and glow effect applied to the text is missing.
2. Blending mode (Screen) applied to a layer containing a gradient (used for lightening in some areas) placed just above a photo layer is not rendered properly.