I have a print-ready InDesign book file with 200+ pages, with about 12 Paragraph Styles and it was not made keeping in mind that it will need to be used also as eBook (reflowable ePub). The cover file and all inside pages are on two separate InDesign files. It has lots of text and pictures almost on every page. I want to understand what should I do to be sure it will export ePub file properly?
The one thing I know is that all Paragraph Styles should be adjusted in Export Tagging section under Paragraph Style Options. I know that the Class name should be lowercase and with dashes if more that one word, but can I leave Tag section as Automatic? When should I split the document? Please see screenshot below.
In body text there are also parts with italic text, but they was applied manually and not with special Paragraph Style for it, does that mean I should make also a Paragraph Style only for these italic texts and go through all book to apply them?
Should cover file be included with inside pages document to export ePub correctly or I can provide cover only as image file to upload it on eBook stores?
Do I need to make any adjustments for every image inside the layout to look good?
I want to remain the style of TOC pages as it is made visually different than standard TOC list, do I need to remake it with generating new TOC or I can add only links to other pages to make it work?
Will it export as single pages or spreads?
What else I should keep in mind to prepare my book file for reflowable ePub export?
I will appreciate every answer! Thank you!