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How to preserve paragraph indentation when exporting to EPUB

Community Beginner ,
Jun 04, 2020

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I've created a book in InDesign using the paragraph style for paragraph indents, no tabs, but when I export it all my indents disappear and everything is flush left. How do I get the paragraph indents to survive the export?

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I think I figured it out. I used the Basic Paragraph Style to format my paragraphs, but when I created a new paragraph style and used that in place of the Basic Paragraph Style, it worked. 

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How to preserve paragraph indentation when exporting to EPUB

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I've created a book in InDesign using the paragraph style for paragraph indents, no tabs, but when I export it all my indents disappear and everything is flush left. How do I get the paragraph indents to survive the export?

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I think I figured it out. I used the Basic Paragraph Style to format my paragraphs, but when I created a new paragraph style and used that in place of the Basic Paragraph Style, it worked. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Can you please provide a little more information…

  • EPUB (Reflowable) or EPUB (Fixed Layout)
  • Version 2 or Version 3
  • etc...

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Reflowable. Epub 3. 

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To be clear, you indented your paragraphs using a Paragraph Style that included a first line indent and you didn't use tabs or keyboard spaces for the indent?

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That is correct. I also used the export tagging. The image shows the indent settings and the Export Tags. The next shows what it looks like in Indesign and how it comes out in Epub with everything flush left. I need to have the paragraphs indented so readers can tell where the paragraph separationsimage.png are.

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I think I figured it out. I used the Basic Paragraph Style to format my paragraphs, but when I created a new paragraph style and used that in place of the Basic Paragraph Style, it worked. 

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Well done!

Reflowable ePubs are full of trip-ups.

Don't forget to validate your ePub and test it on various devices and readers.

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Thanks. I will.

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