3.2 InDesign EPUB Export Options
Making Ebooks with InDesign: Module 3, Step 2
Making Ebooks with InDesign: Module 3, Step 1
InDesign to EPUB
Before reading this, you might want to read:
Having done the work to structure a book with titles, headers, and subheaders, it’s time to pull that structure into a navigation document. The way to do that from InDesign is to create a TOC Style. Found under Layout —> Table of Contents Styles, this is where users organize their content into navigable parts, chapters, and subsections.
It works by pulling paragraph styles into a list. In this case of simple sample content, the chapter number (cn) and subheader styles (H2) are pulled from the “Other Styles” list into the “Include Paragraph Styles” list.
When including the TOC as an inline list in the content, it’s also possible to assign paragraph styles, and specifics about the page numbers and styles here.
One note: be sure to check Make text anchor in source paragraph so that all elements are hyperlinked as expected. If you have soft paragraph returns in the headers in your file, you can also check Remove Forced Line Break.
Pointing to this TOC style when the ebook is exported results in the following navigation for this Peter Pan book. I will show you how to close the loop, so to speak, on TOC styles when you export the EPUB.