Text on any regular layers is reproduced by InDesign just as it is with the regular InDesign fixed export EPUB. InDesign live text is accurately positioned and is recommended, especially when working with tabs and tables, and is the usual preference of non coders.

Pros of InDesign live text 

  • Best positioning of live text in an EPUB
  • Live, searchable and selectable
  • Adobe Fonts / Typekit fonts can be used
  • Can be used in conjunction with CircularFLO read aloud
  • InDesign added hyperlinks are preserved

Cons of InDesign live text 

  • Not compatible with Amazon file formats
  • Not available for PDF imports
  • Complex code
  • TrueType and OpenType only, no support for older font formats e.g. Type 1 PostScript fonts
  • No support for transparency, drop shadows or text on path
  • Not possible from Adobe InDesign CS6