InDesign for reflowable EPUBS course teaching existing InDesign users how to develop text-based EPUB books for reading on Kindles and Nexus eReaders.
This course focuses on the toolset you use to develop reflowable EPUBS that are primarily text-based, but with some images on a restrictive basis, as required for Kindles and Nexus eReaders. You learn how to create correctly formatted EPUBS that can be submitted to eStores and distributed via download.
InDesign for reflowable EPUBS training is available on-request only, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group. We don’t currently offer scheduled (public) InDesign for reflowable EPUBS courses.
We can host the training at one of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK.
The training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the type of EPUBS you require.
Accredited InDesign training
Armada is an Adobe Authorised Training Centre (AATC), accredited by Adobe to provide InDesign training.
InDesign training is hosted by Adobe Certified Instructors, who are Adobe Certified Experts in the application, with vast experience of using it professionally.
Training guide and certificate
Because of the flexible ‘workshop approach’ adopted with this course, delegates take their own notes on the topics covered, rather than work through a set training guide.
Delegates receive an e-certificate confirming successful completion of an Adobe‑accredited InDesign training course. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.
After course support
Following InDesign training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their InDesign trainer to help with any post-course issues.
Delegates should be familiar with the fundamentals of InDesign, i.e. have attended Introduction to InDesign training or have equivalent knowledge.
Training can be based on any version of InDesign to suit you.
Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.
As we’d be hosting this course for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.
Payment for InDesign training can be made bank transfer or card. View training course payment options.
We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.
If a company or delegate cancels an InDesign training course booking giving less than 10 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.
What is an EPUB?
- Overview of digital publishing and eBook formats
- Understanding how EPUBS work
- Design considerations
- Do’s and don’ts
- Tools required for EPUB based publishing
- Setting up an InDesign document
Working with text
- Text flow
- Working with styles
- Paragraph and character styles
- Styles to control spacing and breaks
- Creating chapters
Working with images
- Create inline images
- Control image spacing
- Image export options
- Create a front cover
- The rules of content flow
- Control content flow
- Use the articles panel to control content flow
- Create a table of contents (TOC)
- Create links
- Add metadata
- Audio and video
Exporting to EPUB
- EPUB best practise
- General export options
- Image export options
- Content export options
- Manually controlling settings
Previewing and validation
- Adobe digital editions
- Validating to EPUB specifications
- Correcting validation errors
Tweaking CSS and XHTML
- Access the CSS/XHTML files
- Tweak the CSS
- Adding CSS
Kindle .mobi format
- Kindle .mobi requirements
- Kindle .mobi best practise
- Convert to .mobi
- Distribution options
- Advantages and disadvantages
- EPUB device transfer