This article is part of a series about creating and publishing reflowable electronic publication (EPUB) documents from InDesign files. Reflowable EPUBs are the most popular e-reader format for digital books and magazines, allowing the reader to optimize the content depending on the display device.
As you create a reflowable EPUB from your finished InDesign file, the most important thing is to make it navigable and to make sure that pictures and other elements travel along with their accompanying text instead of getting orphaned somewhere that makes no sense.
There are a few ways you need to prepare your InDesign document for EPUB export:
- First, always use InDesign’s Paragraph, Character, and Object styles. These are the signposts that EPUB export uses to make your document unified, consistent, and navigable.
- Second, decide on the order of your elements. Keep stories connected, flowing from frame to frame and from page to page.
- Third, anchor every image to its related text so it moves correspondingly as it reflows. No text wrap can be applied in EPUB, so use not Text Wrap specs in the document you are preparing to export.