Exporting to epub – keep text on path editable

I am looking for a solution to the following problem:

I need to export files from InDesign to an epub format. I am using the built-in export feature of InDesign CC 2015.

It works pretty well, but I have problems with exporting text on paths – any curved/bended text is converted into the background graphic and it’s not editable.

In the xhtml I would need it to be represented as an SVG inside the page with the text placed in the elements. In other words, it needs to be selectable in the web browser, because this will need to be used in readloud epubs where we need to be able to apply styles to elements.

So, what would be the process (regardless whether involving external tools or not) of exporting such a content?

Thanks in advance for help!


epub are like very basic websites.

You’ll probably need to do that curved text manually by modifying the css/html of your epub after exporting it if InDesign doesn’t make that text “readable.”

It’s possible it might not work either, some CSS customizations are not recognized by e-readers. To modify the epub kindle file and its content, you can use software such as “Calibre”, it’s free. To modify the CSS/html you can use whatever you feel comfortable with; it could be Dreamweaver or opening the css/html in a text editor.

If you decide to use a svg, you could have a look at these posts below and insert your svg manually in your epub as well; there’s a few ways to do it but for epub, you’re limited. One thing though, it’s possible it won’t work well on some e-readers or screen readers.




The only other option might be to use a straight line of text if you don’t want to insert any code yourself and export only from Indesign. That would be safest option as well even though it’s not the fanciest!

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