Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® (Beta)

Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® (Beta) is a plug-in designed to make it easier for publishers to convert documents or books created in Adobe InDesign to Kindle Format 8. Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® converts the InDesign source content to a single file which supports both KF8 and Mobi formats enabling publishers to create great-looking books that work on all Kindle devices and apps.

Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® (Beta) is officially supported by Amazon to convert files to the Kindle format. We recommend you use Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® (Beta) to create content that is compatible with all Kindle devices and apps. Files created with third-party software may not work properly on current or future Kindle devices and apps.


Highlights of Kindle Plugin functionality:

• Seamless integration into InDesign

• Direct conversion of InDesign file to a single file which supports both KF8 and Mobi formats

• Easy export for most InDesign text formatting

• Ability to adjust image quality

• Adding and editing of metadata for Kindle books

• Formatting for table of contents

• Auto updates for future enhancements



System Requirements:

• Windows XP, Vista or 7

• Intel Mac OSX 10.5 or later

• Adobe InDesign® versions CS4, CS5, CS5.5 or CS6

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On a Mac, Security Update 2010-005 should also be installed. For Mac users running OS X 10.6.7 or later, install the VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA available here to the "System" Keychain before installing the plugin. For detailed information about installing the certificate, please refer to the following instructions.
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are InDesign elements does the Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® support?
A: Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® supports a number of InDesign capabilities including support for chapter headings, dropcaps, bold, italic, and much more. More information on the Adobe InDesign capabilities supported is in the Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign documentation.

Q: Will the file created using Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® work on all Kindle devices?
A: Yes. The files created using Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® will continue to work on all the Kindle platforms.

Q: How do I install and launch Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign®?
A: Information on how to install and launch Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® is in the Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign documentation.

Q: Why is my “Export for Kindle” option grayed out?
A: The menu option for "Export for Kindle" will not be enabled till you have opened an existing InDesign document or book or created a new document for editing. The option should be enabled once you open an existing document.

Q: How do I export my Table of Contents?
A: The plugin provides two options to export your ToC. Step by step directions on exporting your ToC are in the Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign documentation.

Q: When trying to export an INDB file to Kindle why do I receive a message that the book can't be converted because "book contains unconverted documents"?
A: This error message occurs when one of the files in the InDesign book is not up to date. This problem can be resolved by: 1. Opening the book in InDesign. You will find a number of files listed in the Book Panel. 2. Selecting all the files listed in the Book Panel and opening them. 3. Reconverting the book. You should now be able to use the plugin without any error message.

Q: How can I test the content created using Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign®?
A: As a best practice we recommend that you use Kindle Previewer to preview your content on the different Kindle devices and apps.

Q: How do I add KF8 features like Text Pop ups and Kindle Panel Views using Plugin?
A: Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® does not support KF8 features like Kindle Text Pop Ups and Kindle Panel Views. In the coming months we will add more KF8 capabilities to the plugin. A list of capabilities supported in the current release is available in the Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign documentation.

Q: Why is the cover image getting added twice in my book?
A: The most likely cause of double cover images is that you have selected an image as the cover image in the export options and also added it on the first page of your InDesign document.



Resources

> Kindle Format 8
> KindleGen
> Kindle Textbook Creator
> Kindle Kids' Book Creator
> Kindle Comic Creator
> Kindle Previewer
> Forums



Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® Documentation

> Help and Release Notes (Kindle Format)
> Help and Release Notes (PDF Format)
> Publishing Guidelines (Kindle Format)
> Publishing Guidelines (PDF Format)
> Publishing Guidelines (InDesign® Format)
> VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
> Installing VeriSign CA