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I need your help in sourcing the online epublised document to save on my ftp server.

Is there anyway i can track those files already saved on Adobe server?

 

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I need your help in sourcing the online epublised document to save on my ftp server.

Is there anyway i can track those files already saved on Adobe server?

 

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Not possible. If you want to host it yourself, use in5.

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Couple of options are availabe to you;

1) Yes, it is possible to download the pages from Adobe's servers - up to an extent. Open the book in Firefox, and right-mouse click the page content. Choose Frame-->Show only this frame. The page is opened without the surrounding GUI. File-->Save Page As.

The drawbacks of this method: a) not nice GUI to navigate the book; b) some files must be manually downloaded and fixed; c) each page must be saved separately and linking fixed by coding; d) the page elements are no longer nicely cropped and the presentation broken. This must be fixed with html and css; e) text is not real text (SVG)

Pros: free option. Fun way to hack into the files. Text is saved as SVG, so no issues with fonts.

 

2) use the free FXL html export plugin: https://gilbertconsulting.com/resources-scripts.html

Drawbacks: a) some links must be fixed manually; b) these are plain html pages, no naviation tools or GUI, and no page cropping. This must be manually fixed with some basic html and css. c) type is real type, and certain fonts may not show up correctly. Test.

Pros: Free. Direct export from InDesign via a simple script.

 

3) Use PubCoder. It will import your InDesign project, and export to a nicely formatted webapp project.

Drawbacks: a) PubCoder will convert static pages, but any InDesign interactivity is lost. PubCode must be used instead to add interactive features. b) not as easy or integrated as In5. c) second external tool must be learned. d) not free.

Pros: Affordable. The interactive features in PubCoder leave InDesign FAR behind. Export to html is easy. Full control over extending your project with scripting and custom html/css. Direct export to Kindle, iOS/Android apps, epub. Supports epub features which are unsupported in InDesign. Validation tools built-in. Much better low-level control and testing tools. InDesign is not required to create a project (design tools work without InDesign)

 

4) Use In5 to export your work to HTML/webapp. It exports a nicely formatted webapp project.

Drawbacks: a) relatively expensive; b) interactive features not as broad as other solutions (PubCoder)

Pros: mostly compatible with InDesign's interactive features. Additional interactive tools directly exposed in InDesign. Export to html is easy. Integrated solution in InDesign. Export to iOS/Android app, WordPress integration.

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Thank you for your time on this detailed reply, much appreciated!

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