4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 11, 2017 10:50 AM by Joel Aarons

    Issues with Fixed Layout ePub

    Joel Aarons

      Hope you guys can help me I'm in the middle of putting together a book in Indesign and exporting it as a fixed layout ePub. I'm having two main issues.


      1) Embedding the fonts. I'm using fonts from Typekit, and when I export the ePub, it looks great on the iPad but when seeing it in Adobe Digital Editions the fonts don't carry on to it.


      2) Also with seeing it in Digital Editions, I can't seem to see the skin I chose for the embedded video I've put in the ePub.


      Hope you can help.

        • 1. Re: Issues with Fixed Layout ePub
          Randy Hagan Adobe Community Professional

          I can't help you with the second issue you have with your InDesign fixed ePub without seeing the files you're working with, but I can address the first for you.


          You cannot embed fonts in a fixed ePub that you do not have. Your fonts from Typekit are provided through cloud access to Adobe servers. Essentially they're not held on your machine; they're held with cloud access to Adobe. While there are technical quibbles with the statement in my last sentence, it's effectively correct and you cannot embed fonts you don't have on your system.


          You need to use resident fonts on your system to embed them in an ePub. Sorry I don't have a better answer for you, but that's the way it is.

          • 2. Re: Issues with Fixed Layout ePub
            BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

            Randy, that is incorrect. The fonts are not only installed (but hidden) on your machine, they are are indeed embeddable in FXL EPUB as well as PDF.


            As for ADE, make sure you have the most up to date version. I think the current version is 4.5.3 but it is not the greatest EPUB reader. iBooks is superior as is Readium for Chrome.

            • 3. Re: Issues with Fixed Layout ePub
              Randy Hagan Adobe Community Professional

              Hi Bob.


              Thank you for your information. I did not realize that Typekit fonts were embeddable.


              I didn't really want to get into the hidden part though ...


              Thanks for setting me straight.



              • 4. Re: Issues with Fixed Layout ePub
                Joel Aarons Level 1

                Hi guys,


                Thanks for for your replies. I did know that typekit embeds - since it comes up on the ipad nicely. Just not sure what the hell is going on with ADE.