INDESIGN EPUB EXPORT ISSUE

Explorer ,
Aug 29, 2022 Aug 29, 2022

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The opacity I set for some of the text, boxes, and objects in the project I'm working on in Indesign gets lost after exporting it. Therefore, what was supposed to be 20% opaque after export, became 100% opaque. Please feel free to address the solution here. I use a computer running the 10.13.6 operating system and Indesign CC 2020. I'm grateful for your help!

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Aug 29, 2022 Aug 29, 2022

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Hi @luigigalax ,

in this special case you could use a tint for the fill color.

That would make it to the EPUB without any issues.

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Sep 07, 2022 Sep 07, 2022

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Thank you! so you would go for a tint similar to the opached colour. I like it!

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Aug 29, 2022 Aug 29, 2022

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EPUB more or less equals a packaged web page. While opacity can be specified in web code (with some limitations), ID doesn't export it to the EPUB file. (And not all readers handle it the same way.)

 

You can apply or specifiy opacity if you edit the CSS code for the EPUB export, or you can use @Laubender 's method of using color tints instead of opacity.

 

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Sep 01, 2022 Sep 01, 2022

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In addition to the other two proposed work-arounds, one more option is to rasterize the objects via the object export properties. If you have two or more objects interacting with blend modes/effects, group those objects and rasterize the group - otherwise the result will not mirror your original design.

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Sep 01, 2022 Sep 01, 2022

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NM - wrong answer to wrong question. 🙂

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Sep 04, 2022 Sep 04, 2022

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If I may ask, why do you think so? The OP mentions that opacity of "objects" is lost after export. Setting a tint only works in certain cases, and amending the CSS code with opacity settings requires either attaching an external CSS file or changing the code after export - which is not always a viable option.

 

In quite a few instances it may be preferable to rasterize the blending/opacity affecting one or more objects.

 

In my view it depends on the specific design situation which method is suitable.

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Sep 04, 2022 Sep 04, 2022

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No, the post I deleted was about another topic. Confused two similar threads.

 

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