InDesignSecrets Podcast 128

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  • InDesign to ePub
    • What is it, why should you care?
    • Essentials of getting your InDesign file ePub-ready
    • Common glitches and tweaks
  • Quizzler Results! Two winners and many honorable mentions for their creative triangle-creation methods (full list after Links, below)
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Single Word Justification
  • InDesignSecretsLive Seminars: San Francisco & Chicago in June; LA, DC, Santa Fe, Denver, and more in the fall!
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7 Comments on “InDesignSecrets Podcast 128

  1. Heh heh – what a fun quizzler that was! I cannot wait for the next one. I had never really thought about triangles in InDesign, I don’t think I’ve ever used one lol – but to explore and think outside the “triangle” in creating this paradigm was actually a lot of fun. I would never have thought of using a table cell to create a triangle lol. But now I know I can if I ever need it?

    I admit I skipped straight to the quizzler portion of the podcast – but I’ll go back over it again in the coming days.

  2. David’s email telling me I won was filtered into my gmail spam folder. I found out riding my motorcycle home from a seminar.

    I hope we get more quizzlers like this. it’s fun exploring the options and finding new ways, or multiple ways, to do old things.

  3. Interesting show. You mention tweaking the ePub file after it has been exported from ID. What utilities are out there for editing the ePub file and then re-compressing it in the proper format? Thanks.

  4. @Mark: On the Mac, I like opening the ePub file using Springy. I set up Springy so that I can edit the files without ever decompressing the epub. Other folks like using Oxygen editor; that’s cool, too, but it’s a bit more intense and less intuitive for me.

  5. Thank you for the inside info on epub publishing – we are on a new frontier here with these new devices. I’m interested in hearing about how photobook will make this transition to these various formats. PDF seems to make the most sense for now, but I’m interested in hearing about techniques for anchoring images for proper display in an epub document – where there is no text to anchor to – just images – in the book. Any thoughts?

  6. I remember there being an article or video on IDS showing the use of Springy on an ePub and how to edit the CSS. Does anyone remember where this is found? I have tried trawling the “ePub” tag but to no avail.


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