Join Tony Harmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding images, part of Creating EPUBs from a Word Document.
- A picture is worth a thousand words, we are told…and images do help to bring our words to life…and sometimes are invaluable in illustrating concepts.…Rule number one is if the images…are not your own creations, you must…get the written permission of the…copyright holder, and that may involve a fee.…It may not, but most likely it will…to use that image in your publication.…There are various royalty-free libraries around,…but do make sure that the license…terms permit the use in an EPUB.…
Similarly, check out the terms in anything…licensed under Creative Commons also,…because EPUB is sort of a special entity in many ways.…Rule number two in terms of using Word…is don't paste or drag images into your manuscript.…The reason is in the resulting EPUB…they need to be a linked asset,…and so you should create a folder…somewhere on your computer and put…the images you intend to use into that folder.…
Then you can use the Insert menu…to place them into your text, and ideally on their own line.…And just while I'm on that, it is technically possible…
- Avoiding redundant formatting
- Formatting new or existing Word documents
- Adding a book cover
- Understanding how images work in EPUBs
- Adding bookmarks and links
- Converting footnotes and endnotes
- Exporting to HTML on Mac and on Windows
Skill Level Beginner
Creating a Fixed-Layout EPUBwith Anne-Marie Concepción3h 18m Intermediate
Digital Publishing Fundamentalswith William Everhart1h 8m Appropriate for all
1. EPUB Overview
2. Formatting Overview
3. Using Word
4. Images and Media
5. Things to Watch Out for
6. What's Next
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