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exporting graphic frame to EPUB

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Oct 16, 2023 Oct 16, 2023

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Hi

I'm sorry for perhaps asking obvious things, but which options should I use to correctly export such a simple graphic and text layout to the ePub format?

 

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Participant , Oct 16, 2023 Oct 16, 2023

Thanks James,

 

I understand that the hardest part is to make simple and obvious things simple and obvious (this is a note for Adobe). Anyway, I managed to generate exactly such a layout. In the Object Export Options menu, I set Custom Layout to Float Left and set the size to Custom, providing approximately the image height. 

But fortunately, that was a single case. In general, for the remaining 100 images, I set them all to inline. Generally, Epub maintains the desired format in that case.

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There's not really a simple answer here. If you want an exact digital page like your layout... use PDF. That's what it's for.

 

EPUB, of course, has two sub formats, but the one that will inherently reproduce your page layout, fixed-layout EPUB or FXL, is (in very short) obsolete and not worth using. It's the functionality of PDF with a mountain of faults and baggage.

 

If you must go to EPUB, reflowable EPUB is the only format worth using. It will not precisely map your layout as the first two options do, but that's not its goal or purpose. You can use InDesign layout, coupled with a little CSS style guidance for the export, to get a similar layout that will be flexible on any display type or size, which is reflowable's purpose.

 

Happy to answer further questions if that doesn't point you in the right direction.


╟ Word & InDesign to Kindle & EPUB: a Guide to Pro Results (Amazon) ╢

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Thanks James,

 

I understand that the hardest part is to make simple and obvious things simple and obvious (this is a note for Adobe). Anyway, I managed to generate exactly such a layout. In the Object Export Options menu, I set Custom Layout to Float Left and set the size to Custom, providing approximately the image height. 

But fortunately, that was a single case. In general, for the remaining 100 images, I set them all to inline. Generally, Epub maintains the desired format in that case.

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Kudos for knowing the advanced image settings are in that almost invisible menu! That is indeed the place to get almost ID-like control of how images and text appear on the reader screen.

 

Any time you have multiple images needing this kind of massaging, you can make it easier by assigning an Object Style to each such group of images, then mapping the CSS export settings for one example image to that style in CSS. Everything is in that CSS definition, so you can replicate (or override, or even enhance) even the tweakiest image settings.


╟ Word & InDesign to Kindle & EPUB: a Guide to Pro Results (Amazon) ╢

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