PePcon Sneak Peek Reveals InDesign’s New Fixed-Layout EPUB Features
At PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference today in Chicago, Adobe Group Product Manager Kitchener gave an exciting and exclusive sneak peek at some of what’s coming soon to InDesign. The highlight of Chris’s demo was the news of “the next stop on InDesign’s EPUB journey,” specifically that a new version of InDesign will export documents to fixed-layout EPUB format without any special handling or effort.
So in the near future, moving a richly-designed layout from InDesign into Apple’s iBooks can be as simple as choosing File > Export and selecting a new option for EPUB (Fixed Layout) in the Export dialog box. No fussing with the Articles panel or other specialized prep work is required. The text remains live text in the EPUB, so it is selectable, accessible, and searchable. And fixed-layout EPUBs exported from InDesign can include audio, video, and placed HTML features.
Of course, there will be much more to learn about the new release of InDesign, but this is huge—and will certainly be most welcome news for many users.
For even more news about about what’s coming in the next version of InDesign be sure to catch Adobe’s Creative Cloud live event on June 18th at 1 PM Eastern. And stay tuned here at InDesignSecrets!