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EPUB From the Ground Up: A Hands-On Guide to EPUB 2 and EPUB by Jarret W. Buse

By Jarret W. Buse


EPUB from the floor Up exhibits you, step-by-step, tips on how to enhance cutting-edge digital courses with the most time-honored criteria within the undefined. This functional consultant walks you thru the fundamentals of HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, and JavaScript. No earlier adventure with markup languages or programming is needed!

You'll how one can arrange your EPUB dossier, decide upon fonts, upload photographs, or even comprise audio, video, interactivity, and extra positive factors with EPUB three. The e-book explains tips on how to convert your dossier to be used on numerous units, together with the Kindle. the preferred loose software program for EPUB production, corresponding to Sigil and Calibre, can also be mentioned. distinct examples assist you comprehend the innovations coated during this hands-on resource.

* methods to use XML, HTML, and XHTML to code your EPUB file
* increase the visible caliber of your publication with CSS
* swap fonts and upload colours and images
* Create the desk of contents and deal with analyzing order utilizing Navigation heart prolonged (NCX) and Open Packaging layout (OPF) files
* Convert your EPUB dossier to Kindle and different formats
* notice how electronic rights administration (DRM) and signatures defend e-books and the way to safe embedded fonts with font obfuscation
* discover ways to use EPUB three improvements, together with aid for audio, video, and Flash records, arithmetic Markup Language (MathML), Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL), and more
* Create interactive e-books utilizing JavaScript

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If the file is missing or encrypted, the EPUB is considered corrupted. xml file point to the OPF file location that will be discussed in the next section. Open Packaging Format (OPF) The OPF is made up of two files. OPF file, which contains the description and references to the files within the OPS portion of the publication. It also fixes the order of the viewable files to ensure that everything is displayed in the proper order. The second file, the global navigation structure (NCX), provides a structure similar to a table of contents.

Once the Registered File Types list is populated, scroll down to find ZIP. 4. Highlight ZIP and select the Advanced button. 5. Highlight Open under Actions and then click the Edit button. 6. exe%1. Make a note of the exact line (the drive letter may be different depending on where you installed it). 7. Select Cancel twice to get back to the Folder Options screen. 8. Scroll and select EPUB and then click the Advanced button (if EPUB is not in the list, close the open windows, install SIGIL, and then restart from step 1).

Next, click the Open With tab. 3. Finally, choose an EPUB-compatible archiving program. Dolphin and Konqueror 1. First, right-click the EPUB and select Properties. 2. Then, click the only icon by the Type property. 3. Next, set the application preference order for opening files with the EPUB extension. Thunar 1. First, right-click the EPUB file and select Properties. 2. Finally, choose the default program to use when opening EPUB files. X File Explorer (XFE) 1. Before beginning, open a command line and type which name of preferred archive manager.

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