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
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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