Fixing Adobe InDesign CS3’s ePub files (part 3)

In this final instalment, we look at editing the table of contents file, toc.ncx, part of the ePub file package, as well as taking a quick look at CSS. Our examples are based on the files created for our recent free e-book, Make Do & Cook: Savvy Shopping. Editing toc.ncx …

Fixing Adobe InDesign CS3’s ePub files (part 2)

In this second instalment, we look at editing the content.opf file – part of the ePub file package. Our examples are based on the files created for our recent free e-book, Make Do & Cook: Savvy Shopping. Editing content.opf The content.opf file is the main metadata file describing the publication …

Fixing Adobe InDesign CS3’s ePub files (part 1)

At WebVivant Press, we use Adobe InDesign CS3 for producing both print books and ePub format e-books. InDesign (ID) is a great piece of software for laying out magazines and books. And for creating e-books it’s … well, broken. When you use the ‘Export to Digital Editions’ option from InDesign …

Zipping Epub files

The ePub file format can be an intimidating beast. But in essence it’s quite simple – a bunch of XHTML pages plus accompanying metadata in XML files all bundled up in an ordinary zip file. That’s good news because it means you can unzip the file, hack away at the …