5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 9, 2011 5:56 AM by BobLevine

    Document Export using Articles in CS5.5

    RD Hawaii

      I have a Print document that I would like to export as an ePub file. It is a 32 page document with text and anchored images. When I try to place it into the articles by doing a command click it only brings over page 1.

       

      When I try to export the document to ePub, using Based on page layout, that doesn't work either because I assume it can't export the Print document to an ePub and my anchored photos and the captions that are attached separate, the pages are not separated, it's a mess. I've watched the videos, read the instructions and no mater what I do I cannot get the export to work correctly. Does anybody know how to export a print document to an epub files and have it look the the video presentation on the adobe website that shows new features for CS5.5

       

      http://tv.adobe.com/watch/cs-55-design-premium-feature-tour-/new-export-options-for-epub-i n-indesign-cs55/

       

      I'd really appreciate the help.

       

      Thanks.

       

      Rick D.

        • 1. Re: Document Export using Articles in CS5.5
          BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          Just drag into the articles panel.

           

          You might also want to view this:

           

          http://indesignsecrets.com/indesignsecrets-videocast-13-the-articles-panel.php

           

          Bob

          • 2. Re: Document Export using Articles in CS5.5
            RD Hawaii Level 1

            Hi Bob,

             

            Thanks for the reply.

             

            I know how to get the data into the Articles panel. This video stops short and does not finish explaining the job.

             

            I need to know what the settings are in the ePub menu for the output. I've included jpegs so you can see what I'm referring to. I've checked and unchecked the Use InDesign TOC Style, Break document paragraph Style, set it to basic and to Main Paragraph which is my Paragraph settings template, Generate CSS, Use existing CSS, eery which way possible and I can't get a clean flowing document.

             

             

            My files export but the text doesn't stay wrapped, the images do flow even though I have the object export options set correctly.

             

            This document was set up as a print document that I want to turn into an ePub file. All the images are anchored, the text formatted etc., I have one version of the .indd document file that only transfers the first page of the 32 page document into the articles panel even though I have held down the CMND button and hit the + in the articles panel.

             

            I'd like to create a template that I can import the other 23 chapters of the book one by one as single documents that will then be combined into the book with Cover, toc, forward etc.

             

            Thanks for your help.

             

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            • 3. Re: Document Export using Articles in CS5.5
              BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

              Do you know anything about HTML and CSS? If not, you're in for a world of hurt here.

               

              For wrapping text around those graphics you're going have to edit the CSS and most likely the HTML to add a float to those images.

               

              My biggest beef with Adobe is that they make it sound way too simple to accomplish this. There's nothing simple about it especially when you're taking a print document and trying to adapt it to Epub.

               

              Bob

              • 4. Re: Document Export using Articles in CS5.5
                [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant

                Amen to that, brother.

                 

                InDesign is not an ePub editor, and neither it is meant to design SWF movies or HTML sites with. The options to export to these formats are for re-purposing of existing content, but it provides no more than the very basics to get you on your way.

                • 5. Re: Document Export using Articles in CS5.5
                  BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                  You might want to try a couple of good books on this subject.

                   

                  The first is by Liz Castro, Epub, Straight to the Point: http://amzn.to/qGKEe4

                  The second is an ebook by Rufus Deuchler, How to Create an eBook with Adobe InDesign CS5:http://amzn.to/mW1sVa

                   

                  Finally Anne-Marie Concepcion has some great stuff on Lynda.com. You can get a one week trial with this link: http://bit.ly/fcGpiI

                   

                  Bob