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No this is not possible due to the application control of the title and that most ebook software restricts the usage of JavaScript. I would advise using a script to unpack the ePub and use something like Imagemagick or sips (for mac) to resize the images to around 650px width but that depends on the image overal size. One issue you will face with ...


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I'm not entirely sure it will work as intended, but you could try to give the image a text wrap. Select it, and find the Text Wrap palette through Window > Text Wrap or Alt+Ctrl/Option+W. Click the second icon 'wrap around bounding box'. That way, the image will not tolerate any text on top of it, pushing any text that would come under or over it to lower ...


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You will have to open the .epub and hard code it to achieve the result you are after. However, Apple and Amazon will not allow your ebook to pass their validation because your book is completely picture based. Their policy requires all text to be searchable and not image related. You may also risk layout issues in regards to portrait and landscape unless ...


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It would appear that it may not be possible to do this unless you have CS5.5; this article states: Image Size In addition to “Fixed”, CS5.5 now supports a setting called “Relative to Page”. This sets a relative % width value based on the size of the image relative to the InDesign page width. The net effect is that images scale proportionally on different ...


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I actually found an answer to the question not long ago that hasn't yet been mentioned, so I'm answering my own question. It's a simple program that rejiggers a larger PDF to mobile/ipad screen sizes, and outputs a new PDF to the dimensions you choose. And it works for scanned PDFs as well. http://www.willus.com/k2pdfopt/ Quote from the forum where I ...


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You need to apply a paragraph style in InDesign. They are not in Window but the panel is located in Type. Shortcut cmd+F11: Create the paragraph style, double click, go to Indents and Spacing: Add your desired indent in the First Line Indent: Taking it a little further. You could unpack the ePub and navigate to your CSS and build a class and ...


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use a combination of two buttons (play/pause) both set as that when one is clicked it hides the other. And also of course play/pause the sound: The epub here:


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It appears to be both a problem of implementation and design approach. From the International Digital Publishing Forum page: The background-image property remains largely unsupported because of the reflowable nature of EPUBs. Although support may increase as fixed-layout publications get supported, use of images is not recommended in general, ...


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While Vincent's answer is correct if this image were to be on a single page to be placed inside a text block I think you're going to run into issues on the export because you will have to export the ePub as a fixed layout to get this to work as a spread on a device. Since you will run into complications with the text and the image I would use what's ...


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Apple has a forum just for iBooks Author. This discussion has some good info on covers. Here's the short answer to your question: Design the cover in some other program. Save it as a jpg or png format. In iBooks Author the "Book Title" page is traditional book proportions, taller than wide. So design one to look good there. You can also design a ...


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Regarding the older PDFs that are images, you should have a look at this blog entry which might be of some help.


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Calibre will not convert scanned PDFs into readable ebooks. You should use a program like AbbyFine Reader to convert the scanned pdfs to .doc files. Then, you can import them into Adobe InDesign, arrange them and convert to epub.


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From what I've read, PDF is just not a good source format for conversion to .epub and .mobi. (The one time I tried it, it was a nightmare.) (Also, I think the Calibre documentation confirms this.) I'm not a power user, but from what little I've learned, this project would be prohibitively expensive and still yield mediocre results. To confirm/disprove/...



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