Join Tony Harmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Step away from the spacebar and rein in carriage returns, part of Creating EPUBs from a Word Document.
- The mid nineteenth-century saw the invention…of the typewriter, a device that revolutionized…many aspects of the world at that time.…And they continue to be in use in some parts…of the world to this very day, although obviously,…to a much lesser extent than they once were.…In this image, shows a view inside…the typewriter and the type bars.…What I want you to notice here…is that they are all of a consistent width.…
And that's a necessary aspect of the typewriter's…mechanism, as it may be easier to manufacture…and engineer, and it's called a monospaced system.…So, the only thing of course, is there are alphabet…and punctuation, is of a varied width.…So in typewritten manuscripts, because of the uniformity…of these widths, certain conventions were introduced…such as tapping a double space after a period…and introducing blank lines between paragraphs,…to kind of mitigate that.…
And this isn't necessary anymore,…as our modern systems use a proportional system…which involves things like font metrics,…that space all of the type glyphs in relation…
- 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
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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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