Week 15: April 21 and 23

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Tuesday, April 21

In-Class Activities

  • Discuss submission procedures for individual and group projects.
  • Work on processing ebooks for the Individual Book Project, including Kindle and iBook formats (45 mins.).
  • Meet in collaborative book project groups to complete the project (30 mins.)

Submitting Individual and Group Projects

Individual Projects

1. You should submit the following to a new folder in your "Individual Book Projects" folder in your Creative Cloud Assets (go to adobe.com, log in, and then you'll see the folders you have access to). Under "Actions," select "Create Folder." Call it "ebooks Completed" (as shown here).

2. In your eBooks Completed folder, you should submit these files, named as shown. Be sure the file extensions are correct.

  • booktitle.epub (e.g., mortedarthur.epub)
  • booktitle.iba (iBooks Author file; which can be edited later)
  • booktitle.ibooks (the actual iBook for reading/viewing)
  • booktitle.mobi (Kindle format)
  • Packaged InDesign Folder: When you are done exporting/formatting the InDesign content, save that InDesign file with a new name (e.g., mortedarthur-epub.indd) and then "package" the file (File > Package). Put the whole packaged folder (containing InDesign file, a PDF, and font/links subfolders) into your eBooks Completed folder.
  • Submission Notes: if there are any notes or issues Dr. B. should know about, you could also include a SubmissionNotes.docx file with that content.

Group Projects

Your team will need to be sure to share files with the other DPS or Atlas team prior to completing the project(s). In the end, team leaders should create and share folders with these names:

DPS Teams

DPS Application Assets: In this folder, put all the separate InDesign files for each of the book pages to be included in the App. Please include the original template you worked with, any source images (e.g., book covers, logos, etc.) also. To make sure the images used in individual book pages are included, there will be a packaged folder for each book page (see directions above for creating a packaged folder in InDesign.

Case Study: DPS. Create a "Case Study DPS" folder and put your complete case study (or a link to it on a submission page, if using something like Slate) and video file(s) there. Video files should be processed for Web delivery. (You may put them at YouTube or Vimeo and just share the link if you prefer.) Since the format and content may vary, at minimum there should be one page in this folder with an explanation of what has been submitted. (Include all team member names on submission notes.)

Atlas Teams

WACBook Files: This should be submitted in the form of an InDesign packaged folder. You can put it in the "Atlas Assets" folder that you already share. Call it the WACBook Folder. A goal is to prepare the InDesign file so that it is ready to export to ePub and other formats, so please also include the ePub formatted book.

Case Study: Atlas. Create a "Case Study DPS" folder and put your complete case study (or a link to it on a submission page, if using something like Slate) and video file(s) there. Video files should be processed for Web delivery. (You may put them at YouTube or Vimeo and just share the link if you prefer.) Since the format and content may vary, at minimum there should be one page in this folder with an explanation of what has been submitted. (Include all team member names on submission notes.)

Thursday, April 23

In-Class Activities

  • Work on processing ebooks for the Individual Book Project, including Kindle and iBook formats (45 mins.).
  • Meet in collaborative book project groups to complete the project (30 mins.)

Activities to Complete by Monday, April 27 (by Midnight)