Creating Fixed Layout ePub3 book from InDesign is not a simple process. Yet the Fixed Layout format is precisely what many companies need when they ask for something that
- can be read on tablet devices
- maintains the original layout with tables, charts, and side-by-side text
- can have interactive features
Ordinarily this blog covers taking InDesign layouts and publishing them as digital publications—ebooks, PDF files, or tablet applications.
But today I’m excited to present a whole new format for publishing: Paper books with embedded movies.
We recently got the following email from Jim Maivald. Jim is one of the foremost experts on XML and web design. As you can see Jim is on a mission to get more people to use Dreamweaver as an ePub editing program.
Hi. I was just perusing your “Digital Publishing” book and ran across the suggestion of using Dreamweaver as an EPUB editor, p 207. First, I like the book. I hope you get tons of sales.
Second, I love DW as an EPUB editor. I use it all the time. I am a huge advocate to get DW to be Adobe’s official EPUB editor. It offers tons of productivity enhancements that your readers should know about. Continue reading
Are you interested in creating DPS apps for the iPad? Working with ID CS6? Right now Adobe’s offering an upgrade price to the Creative Cloud for existing CS6 customers that makes it a no-brainer for what to buy. Continue reading
Here’s a frustration that we just came across.
Let’s say you are about to create a DPS folio and the client has said “I ONLY want portrait. There’s no way I will ever need landscape. Never!” (That little voice in your head should be shouting at you, “Don’t believe him!” But we’ll continue.)
Adobe Inspire is a bi-monthly magazine which helps readers be inspired to use Adobe software in creative ways. It is available as a web page as well as an iPad app. The magazine is free and you can subscribe to the web version to get notifications when the new issue is posted.
The October 2012 issue is of particular interest to InDesign users creating DPS apps. It’s an article about how the magazine converts their InDesign pages into DPS for the iPad version. Continue reading