Creating iBook for the iPad in Adobe InDesign CS5

iBook for the iPad in Adobe InDesign CS5

With introduction of Adobe CS5 and in particular InDesign CS5 the publishing industry has acquired amazingly powerful tools. This application provides new possibilities for creation of interactive documents and to export them to eBook Reader formats such as ePUB more easily than ever.

Adobe InDesign CS5 is now not only a highly efficient Page Layout application for print, but now it’s the leading (and pretty much only) option to go straight to ePUB from the SAME layouts you used for print.

25 iPad Tips

Terry White, Technical Resources Manager for Adobe Systems Inc, has presented his new book “25 iPad Tips”.  But the thing is that this is an iBook created in Adobe InDesign CS5 and exported to eBook Reader format ePUB directly from InDesign. Terry White recorded a video showing final steps of creation of his new book. In the video he introduced some of the new InDesign CS5 capabilities and also showed how exporting to ePUB is done. It is unbelievable how fast the process is. Watch the video to check it yourself.

Instructions on how to download and install the “25 iPad Tips” Book you can find on Terry White blog.


5 Responses to “Creating iBook for the iPad in Adobe InDesign CS5”

  1. nocturnal YL says:

    Secondary battleground of the Apple vs Adobe war? =P

    Current score: 3
  2. Simon says:

    This seems extremely handy… Not only can companies print leaflets, fliers etc, they can release them for the iPad without any additional editing.

    Lovely new feature Adobe! Looking forward to playing around with it later in the week.

    Current score: 0
  3. Patrick Dodson says:

    I’m surprised that Adobe had all this time and all you added was the ability to automatically determine a page break via a style sheet. I was really looking forward to all the cool things Adobe could create or streamline (especially in taking a pre-existing book design and make it replicate as much as possible without having to reformat the thing for the basic epub rules) but instead you simply added one tool in one dialogue box to break up pages on the reader end. Very disappointing,

    Current score: 2
  4. Michael says:

    I find it interesting that Adobe, supposed king of the publishing software realm, still cannot even include a PDF user manual for any of their programs. Once upon a time they did provide user manuals, though in print. Now, we get little help screen after little help screen, the printing of which would take a mountain of paper. Methinks Adobe has lost its touch. Even my new little Nikon came with a printable PDF user manual (very cool, too). No wasted paper there. Just a well done searchable and indexed PDF file, easily read in Adobe Reader or printed, which I did as I love the feel of a book in my hands when studying. I just wish Adobe would utilize its own tools to make life easier for the people who have to sacrifice so much to pay for their incredibly high priced software.

    Current score: 0
  5. Charles Vogan says:

    Here, here. Adobe has first-rate advertisements, second-rate software, and third-rate support.

    Not only does the ePub not put the file like it has on the screen in InDesign, I’ve had a support ticket with their engineers for a month and a half and the problem still is not solved.

    Current score: 0

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