We’ve again updated ePubCrawler, our InDesign-to-Fixed Layout EPUB tool: ePubCrawler 0.2.0 and a version history is available from https://www.rorohiko.com/ePubCrawler
ePubCrawler is gradually becoming more and more powerful, and if you’re serious about Fixed Layout EPUB, you need to check it out.
ePubCrawler is for people who are used to get their hands dirty, and need to dive right into the EPUB folder in order to optimize or enhance the EPUB.
ePubCrawler automates a large part of the conversion from InDesign to the fixed layout EPUB for you, and gives you tremendous control over how exactly you want that done.
Through a system of snippets and templates, you determine the look-and-feel of the CSS and XHTML.
But the resulting EPUB folder is not meant for immediate consumption. Our initial aim with this tool is instead to generate an EPUB folder that is easy to edit and enhance: you convert the InDesign document, then dive in with Dreamweaver or so.
In other words, the output created by ePubCrawler is meant to be used as a starting point, and further manual fine-tuning is needed to make the EPUB exactly like you want it.
ePubCrawler is not meant to be a one-click solution for Fixed Layout EPUB. Eventually, we’ll get to a point where ePubCrawler can be used as a one-click solution, but we’re nowhere near that level of functionality yet.
On the other hand, if you want to create easy-to-edit CSS and XHTML, and you want to control how you want these files to look, then ePubCrawler can be a tremendous asset.
Make sure to have a look at the online video material (https://www.rorohiko.com/wordpress/manuals/fixed-layout-epub-assistant-in-indesign-epubcrawler/#video). Watch Video #5 for some insight into how ePubCrawler ‘thinks’.