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Old 06-30-2010, 12:27 AM   #1
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Default The making of an e-Book

I've been experimenting with making epubs that I can use on my iPod - so far without much success.

I started by trying to use pdfs on the iPod but they have limited appeal on a small reader screen. I then downloaded a 'real' ebook from iTunes and that worked really well. The text was flowed to fit the screen.

So I decided to used inDesign to create an ebook. Using ID CS3 produced a book of sorts but most of the illustrations appeared at the end rather than where they should have been. Most of the paragraph style formatting was lost. Chapter headings no longer appeared on a fresh page and all the chapters were numbered '1'.

So I downloaded a demo copy of ID CS5 thinking that would be better but the results were virtually identical.

So, what's the best, affordable way of producing ebooks - preferably on a Mac?


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