Indesign export two fonts to Epub

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  1. gervaise macrumors newbie

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    I've got an epistolary novel I need to export from InDesign 5.5 to Epub. The letters are in a sans-serif and the narrative in a serif font. I can cludge it using Export Tags but I've not got the process under control - I can't, for example, control justification or indenting first line etc. Any ideas warmly welcomed.
     
  2. dwig, Feb 24, 2017
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    dwig macrumors 6502

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    Totally give up trying to do your final ebook formatting in InDesign. Justification and paragraph indents are easily controlled by editing the ePub with an appropriate editor and tweaking the CSS rules.

    You should accept that InDesign's ePub export will need final massaging in a real ePub editor. You will need to learn a bit of xHTML and CSS coding, though. I would recommend that you get both Sigil and Calibre. The latter is a bit of a "Swiss Army Knife" offering that is an ebook library manager with a good format conversion engine at its core. It includes a Reader app and a rather good Editor for both ePub and Amazon AZW3 formats. Sigil is a pure editor with some advantages over Calibre's Editor app.

    Both are well supported and free. For support for either and for ebooks in general, I highly recommend you join the MobleRead community at https://www.mobileread.com/
     
  3. gervaise thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dwig, many thanks. I've looked at Calibre and it's going to change my life. If you recommend Sigil as well that's good enough for me.
     

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