Design a rich-content eBook page from a storyboard layout using Adobe InDesign. Fill placeholder frames with attractive art and change dummy text to stylish, legible typography. Don’t forget to include some helpful interactive elements.

Laptop with eBook open shows book title, photographs, and text on a background with faded gray birds.

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Start with a storyboard layout, or open our sample file and pick a storyboard to get started. Click the Pages panel and double-click a page thumbnail to open it.

A storyboard layout has preset pages with header, image, and body text elements.

Select an image frame and click Import File in the Properties panel. Once you’ve placed a photo or drawing, click a Frame Fitting option to try out a custom fit for your art.

Experimenting with frame fitting options for imported photos changes the look of the page.

Replace the placeholder text and format each text frame. Set your body text slightly larger than typical font sizes used in printed books and choose sans-serif typefaces to improve legibility onscreen. 

Save your formatting to easily apply it elsewhere. With formatted text selected, click Create Style in the Properties panel and give it a name. Then simply select other text in your document and choose your style from the drop-down menu. We saved a paragraph style for the bold introductory text.

Placeholder text is enlarged and changed to a sans-serif font for readability. Create custom text styles in Properties panel

Add links to other eBook pages or web pages for cross-reference or promotion. Select some text, click New Hyperlink in the Properties panel, and select a destination. 

Text is hyperlinked by selecting text, clicking New Hyperlink in the Properties panel, and specifying Link To options.

In just a few steps, we converted our storyboard into a stylish and engaging eBook page.

Before: Storyboard with placeholders for headers, text, and photographs. After: Custom eBook pages with photographs.

Now you can design your own pages to create an eBook everyone will want to read.

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