Adobe InDesign ePUB: Creating and Publishing eBooks

Adobe InDesign TrainingFree retakes for 8 months. Learn to use Adobe InDesign to create dynamic ePubs for eReaders including iPad and Kindle. Add interactivity to fixed layout EPUBs with slideshows, animations and trigger buttons. Set up paragraph and character styles, work with CSS. You will also learn how to work with XHTML, XML and CSS files.

This 3-day class will teach you to use Adobe InDesign to create eBooks for iPad, Kindle, desktop and other reader devices. Setting up paragraph and character styles, working with CSS, creating links and the entire process of creating both reflowable and fixed-layout eBooks will be covered. You will also learn how to create and edit XHTML, XML and CSS files.
  • Understanding the pros and cons of electronic books
  • Differences and similarities between popular electronic book formats and other digital publishing formats
  • Using Adobe InDesign to create electronic books
  • Overview of workflow for electronic book creation and editing
  • Understanding how InDesign generates code for EPUB
  • The technical side: Basic HTML, XHTML and CSS
  • A designer’s approach to learning basic code
  • Limitations of electronic book formats
  • Setting up Presets and templates
  • Utilizing InDesign styles for eBooks
  • Creating an eBook-aware layout
  • Importing and placing graphics
  • Adding links and cross-references
  • Creating automatic Chapter Breaks
  • Developing navigational Table of Contents
  • Creating Table of Contents styles
  • Creating book meta data
  • Mapping InDesign styles to HTML tags and classes
  • Creating an index (InDesign CC only)
  • Exporting to eBook formats
  • Inserting and formatting video for eBooks
  • Inserting and formatting audio for eBooks
  • Adding animation and interactivity
  • Adding and embedding custom fonts
  • Creating and formatting tables
  • Overview of fixed layout eBooks
  • Differences between reflowable and fixed-layout eBooks
  • Pros and Cons of fixed layout eBooks
  • Setting up fixed-layout eBooks
  • Inserting text and images
  • Inserting video and audio
  • Alternative methods for creating fixed-layout eBooks
  • Exporting to fixed-layout eBooks
  • Unzipping and inspecting files
  • Overview of eBook file structure
  • Working with XHTML, XML and CSS files
  • Understanding CSS for eBooks
  • Using Adobe Dreamweaver to edit HTML and CSS
  • Optimizing images for eBooks with Adobe Photoshop
  • Ensuring ereaders honor your CSS
  • Reading and editing eBook XML files and metadata
  • Cleaning up and trouble-shooting InDesign XHTML and CSS
  • Controlling text alignment and keeping elements together
  • Creating sidebars, borders and backgrounds
  • Creating, editing and formatting tables
  • Accommodating screen sizes for different readers
  • Creating section splits within chapters
  • Creating hyperlinks and cross-references
  • Re-compressing EPUB files properly
  • Differences between publishing to iPad, Android, Nook and Kindle tablets
  • Accessing different online stores
  • Converting EPUB files to Kindle format
  • Exporting Kindle-formatted eBooks directly from InDesign
  • Using third-party services to convert to Kindle formats
  • Validating EPUB files
  • Validating Kindle files
  • Publishing your electronic book to iPad, Android, Nook and Kindle
  • What’s next in electronic books

Length: 3 Days
$1575 with Free Retakes for 8 Months

Upcoming Dates:
Aug. 22 – 24

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Taught by an Adobe Authorized Instructor. Official Adobe Certificate upon class completion.

You may take this Adobe Authorized Photoshop class live in Chicago or online. Class size limited to 10 students or less, free retakes for 8 months for classes on our published schedule.