Join Tony Harmer for an in-depth discussion in this video EPUB basics, part of Creating EPUBs from a Word Document.
So, what is an EPUB?…As you've probably gathered,…the EPUB itself is a cunning fusion of the two words…"electronic" and "publication",…and it's meant to be an open standard…from an organization called the IDPF,…that's the International Digital Publishing Forum,…and they basically create and…maintain the standards for EPUBs,…which have a couple of main flavors.…
So, this was originally designed…for reflowable content,…meaning that a reading device or a reading system…can allow the reader to optimize…their reading experience to…their own specific needs, so text size, contrast,…and a few other things, etc, on the display…they are consuming the content on.…More recently, we have this relatively new flavor…which is sometimes referred to as EPUB3,…and its the fixed layout format that was…introduced a little while ago,…and this is much more suited to things like…coffee table books or children's books,…where the layout is controlled and preserved.…
In essence, though, an EPUB is really a…small, self-contained website in a…
- 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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