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Adobe InDesign CC Digital Classroom by Christopher Smith, AGI Creative Team

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Lesson 12: Creating an ePub in InDesign

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This lesson covers the capabilities for creating digital books by generating ePub digital book files using InDesign CC.

What you’ll learn in this lesson:

  • Preparing documents for conversion to ePub
  • Export tagging
  • Setting object export order
  • Setting object export options
  • Controlling CSS formatting
  • Generating ePub files

Starting up

Before starting, make sure that your tools and panels are consistent by resetting your preferences. You’ll use InDesign’s Advanced workspace for this lesson. Choose Window > Workspace > Advanced and then choose Window > Workspace > Reset Advanced. For more details on this process, see “Resetting the InDesign workspace and preferences” in the Starting Up section of this book.

You will work with several files from the id12lessons folder in this lesson. Make sure that you have copied the idlessons folder onto your hard drive from www.digitalclassroombooks.com/epub/indesigncc. See “Loading lesson files” in the Starting Up section of this book for details. This lesson may be easier to follow if the id12lessons folder is on your desktop.

The project

In this lesson you will create a digital book file using InDesign to generate an ePub document. ePub is the digital book format used to freely distribute digital book files across all major electronic devices such as the nook or iPad and serves as the foundation ...

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