More ePUB Resources from Day 2 of TOC 2012
O’Reilly’s Tools of Change for Publishing 2012 continues through Wednesday, February 15. O’Reilly will continue to offer a live streaming video feed and also have recorded videos available for viewing. O’Reilly has also made presenters’ slide decks and videos of their presentations available. There are a number of presentations you will want to take a look at if you are working with ePUBs.
With the additional support of video in ePUB3, we can expect that more publishers will consider including video in eBooks. Brian Felsen of CD Baby, BookBaby, and HostBaby presents this introduction to shooting, editing, and embedding video in eBooks. All eBook creators are going to need some understanding of videos and how to edit and edit them. This is a good overview of what you need to know.
Bookmark these InDesign script page
Dan Rodney: http://www.danrodney.com/scripts/
Marc Aurtret: http://www.indiscripts.com/category/projects
Peter Kahrel: http://www.kahrel.plus.com/indesignscripts.html
Bruno Herfst’s Toolbox: http://toolbox.brunoherfst.com/tag/indesign/
Compiled by Anne-Marie Concepcion
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Mac OS: Unzip/Zip EPUB; Applescripts (Mac only)
Cracks open EPUBs and creates valid EPUBs from an EPUB folder
Mac OS: ePUBCheck 1.2.app Applescript (Mac only)
Drag-and-drop validation (EPUB 2.1)
USEFUL FOR ALL EPUBS
InDesign: Apply Nested Styles
Hard-applies character styles, necessary for CS4/5 only
Converts manual-styled bolds, italics, etc. to character styles
InDesign: Perfect PrepText (for already-styled text)
Creates/applies character styles only to locally formatted (not styled) text
InDesign: ApplyALTfromXMP (CS5.5 only)
Applies an ALT tag to every image from its XMP (metadata)
InDesign: Show/Hide Local Formatting
Local formatting indicated by red strike-through or bar at left
InDesign: Show No Break
Highlights text (via Condidtional Text) to which the No Break formatting has been applied
InDesign: AM’s Find/ChangeByList for EPUBs
Two examples of editing InDesign’s script for EPUB use
Merges a selection of text frames into one (useful for proofing/applying paragraph spacing)
USEFUL ESPECIALLY FOR CREATING FIXED-LAYOUT EPUBS
InDesign: Extract Pages (CS3/4 only)
Creates multiple INDD files from a single multi-page layout
InDesign: Make it Run (CS5.5 only)
Allow many older scripts, such as Extract Pages (above), to work in CS5.5
InDesign: CSS Geometry
Creates a text frame on the pasteboard with CSS positioning and IDs for all text frames
InDesign: Text to New Layer
Moves all text frames to a new layer it creates so you can hide the text
InDesign: Link Rename
Let’s you rename linked images inside InDesign
http://tomaxxi.com/downloads/ (scroll down on web page)
I was not the only person disappointed that Liz Castro’s EPUB in the Wild did not live stream as scheduled yesterday. Hopefully a video will be available shortly with the slide deck.
Mini TOCs Coming Soon!
Finally, O’Reilly is bringing TOC to other parts of the country with their newly announced Mini TOCs. As reported in the TOC Newsletter:
While we’re eagerly preparing for our large Tools of Change for Publishing (TOC) conference coming up in New York City this February, we’re also focused on smaller things. To wit: Our mini TOCs. Mini TOCs are one-day conferences that examine modern-day publishing from a variety of aspects. In the U.S., we’ve firmed up dates for miniTOC conferences in Austin, Texas (March 9), and Chicago, Illinois (April 9). And the not-so-mini TOC Bologna is slated for Italy on March 18 in conjunction with the Children’s Book Fair, which theme will inform that day’s discussion. We’ll be certain to keep you updated as we are.
I know that I will be attending the Mini TOC in Chicago. How about you? What was the most valuable piece of information you have discovered at TOC 2012?