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Content following a list exports to HTML/EPUB as part of the last list item

When exporting a document that includes a list to EPUB or HTML, everything after the list is exported inside the last list item. Attached screen shots show the issue.

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  • Lani commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This also happens when exporting to a tagged PDF. We need the ability to have multiple paragraphs fall under each of our listed items. The list function won't allow that. Aesthetically it looks fine but when read by the software it reads every paragraph as a new list item. Every hard return represents another list item. There is no way to force the software to nest multiple paragraphs as <LBody>.

  • Marcel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Still not working for EPUP in CC 2019 14.0.1. Can you please fix this bug?

  • Laura commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    I can confirm that this also occurs in InDesign 2018, so this is a longstanding bug. CAN THIS GET FIXED PLEASE?

    To replicate:

    1. Create a series of list items with paragraph styles using bullets or numbers and "li" as the export tag.

    2. Put any other text after that. Could be a header exporting as h1, h2, h3, or a paragraph, whatever.

    3. Export to reflowable epub using the automatic mapping of ul and ol lists setting.

    4. Observe in the epub how the elements following the list items are nested within the last list item.

    Not only that, if you have a header and another list, the header AND THE NEW LIST all get placed within the previous list's list item.

    This is a critical bug for anyone hoping to create ePubs from InDesign. I've only encountered it now because I have a client project with dozens of lists. I now have a major cleanup to do in the resulting ePub using an ePub editor.

  • Laura commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    I am having this problem, too. And it's a bear, because I have dozens of lists in my current client project.

    Even HEADERS with export tags h1, h2, h3 get subsumed within the previous list.

    This happens with numbered and unnumbered list.

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