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#11  GeoffC 10-15-2009, 10:32 AM
Yep, thanks Jellby can access this Okay now .

I've been looking at others this morning and it's surprisingly "straight-forward" ..... :chuckles:

My only problem now is I currently use ADE to look at my productions and so far I have a 'problem' with one file that Sigil created and is okay according to Valloric....
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#12  pholy 03-22-2010, 11:05 PM
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The only thing missing is creating the final zip file. I pack the mimetype file without compression (zip mybook.epub -0 mimetype) and then add the rest of the files (zip mybook.epub -rDX9 META-INF OEPBS).
I just found that I have to use (zip mybook.epub -DX0 mimetype) to pass the epubcheck. Otherwise I get an error about extra field length being 28 instead of 0.
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#13  Dwayne Smith 04-13-2010, 12:13 AM
Hi Jellby,

I had a look at your Prince & Pauper ePub and it seems to offer the embedded font as an alternative addition to the main style sheets — with the alt.css being called from within the style.css (presumably when embedded fonts are supported) — is that right?

I'd love to use this approach in the ePubs I'm working on. Is it as simple as it looks? (main css, alternative css and embedded fonts in OEBPS; then referencing all these in the Manifest) — Or are there complexities I'm missing?

Many thanks for any advice you care to offer.

d.
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#14  Jellby 04-13-2010, 05:34 AM
Quote Dwayne Smith
I had a look at your Prince & Pauper ePub and it seems to offer the embedded font as an alternative addition to the main style sheets — with the alt.css being called from within the style.css (presumably when embedded fonts are supported) — is that right?

I'd love to use this approach in the ePubs I'm working on. Is it as simple as it looks? (main css, alternative css and embedded fonts in OEBPS; then referencing all these in the Manifest) — Or are there complexities I'm missing?
It's almost like that, but not quite. alt.css is referenced in style.css through an @import clause, and it will be read in all circumstances, as long as @import is supported, it does not depend on whether embedded fonts are supported.

The only reason for putting the embedded fonts stuff in a separate CSS file was to make it easier to disable it if needed, just by commenting out the @import line in style.css. Other solutions would imply a larger edit of CSS files, or modifying every XHTML file.
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#15  MichaelCampbell 04-13-2010, 05:31 PM
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I'm using ID and I can't get my images to anchor in the correct spot on the epub page after conversion -- it always ends up at the end of the chapter! And so does the cutline/caption!
Floating images in ID will end up at the bottom. Solution: select the image and cut it, then paste it into the text so it becomes an in-line graphic. Paste your caption right below it in its own paragraph. They will now both flow with the text and anchor into position. It's best to have the graphic in its own paragraph.
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#16  Dwayne Smith 04-16-2010, 02:07 AM
Thanks for your response Jellby.

That's brilliant. Presumably there are no instances where embedded fonts are supported but @import is not.

Unfortunately I'm going to have to postpone such cool tricks until I can work out how to get the (expletive) embedded fonts recognised in the first place.

d.
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#17  Almiel 08-18-2010, 01:12 AM
Quote pholy
I just found that I have to use (zip mybook.epub -DX0 mimetype) to pass the epubcheck. Otherwise I get an error about extra field length being 28 instead of 0.
I followed the zipping instructions at http://www.webvivant.com/zipping-epub-files.html with great success. This is especially useful for mac users because it addresses the hidden files that mac creates in each folder.
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#18  virtual_ink 06-28-2011, 10:54 AM
Hi all, I'm new to the forum, working at a small publishing house and have been tasked with converting our print books to ebooks. I usually typeset the books so am already working in InDesign, and i have some basic HTML experience. I'm embracing the new challenge by reading Liz Castro's Straight To The Point guide and watching the InDesign CS5 epub training videos on Lynda (although we are on CS5.5), i'm learning a lot of great stuff but so far I haven't found a simple solution to some of my most basic queries.

For starters, how do I create a section title and a chapter title that will each split the epub into separate files/chapters? I want sections to appear as parent items in the toc, with chapters as children, but CS5.5 will only allow me to split the document defined by one paragraph style, so if I set the toc style up the way I'd like it, the epub doesn't split the way I would like. If I strip out our design elements and start all new sections and chapters with the same header, I get the right splits, but the toc and the page design are compromised.

I guess I can edit these later, but if there's an easier way to do this - any tips would be much appreciated!
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#19  AuthorGreg 07-14-2012, 01:53 PM
Anyone know where I can download the Prince and the Pauper file now? The link posted here is invalid.

Thanks,

Greg
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#20  Pablo 07-14-2012, 02:44 PM
Quote AuthorGreg
Anyone know where I can download the Prince and the Pauper file now? The link posted here is invalid.

Thanks,

Greg
You should find it here:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34347
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