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ePub menus don't work in iBooks [closed]

I created an ePub from InDesign. When I open it in Adobe Digital Editions the menus work as they should. When I open it with Apple iBooks on an iPad, clicking menu loads the book cover. Every menu ...
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InDesign: How to prepare Print ready book file to reflowable ePub file? [closed]

I have a print-ready InDesign book file with 200+ pages, with about 12 Paragraph Styles and it was not made keeping in mind that it will need to be used also as eBook (reflowable ePub). The cover file ...
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Fonts to be used on a catalogue [closed]

Is it safe to use any font (like Futura/Circular/Univers) on a catalogue that is going to be used only in a digital format (like an ebook) and also that is going to be sent in an EDM? I am doing it in ...
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How to make an epub look good?

I would like to design an ebook in InDesign but I am struggling with the formatting. The book it looks bad in epub format. I made research and I understand that flowing text will not be perfect ...
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To make small size images for digital works, do I change resolution, pixels dimension or document size?

Here's the thing. I have a 300 DPI image ready for printing. I need a small version of it to use in a digital book. When I say small I mean two things: I will reduce its display size and I want it to ...
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How to automatically insert page numbers to hyperlink destination text anchors in Adobe InDesign?

I'm using Adobe InDesign to make a PDF that will have links to pages within itself (e.g. a text on page 10 links to the text on page 32). I'm using "New Hyperlink Destination" to create Text Anchors (...
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Critique: How can I make the imagery used for these Dessert e-book covers more appetizing? [closed]

I've published a dessert book on Kindle. I only had a small budget so I used a free stock image, but I've been getting feedback that it's not very appetizing and I agree that it isn't - it's too dark ...
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Creating a Manual in InDesign - How do I make it editable while maintaining format for non-ID users?

I am a complete InDesign newbie, and this might be a sort of complex issue, so please bear with me! My company produces maintenance manuals for HOAs and homeowners, in both print and electronic ...
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How can I re-establish text threads after merging multiple files into one for ebook?

I have combined multiple CS6 Indesign files into one through the "move pages" option. Now, I need all my text links to be re-establish because this book will also be produced as ebook as well. Is that ...
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Textbook to learn Adobe Illustrator

What textbook(s) should I read to learn Adobe Illustrator from start to mastering, and use it as a reference?
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Indesign CS6 - Anchoring an image large two full page in the text

I'm trying to use the anchor point of an image, that is large two entire pages, to anchor it at the text that it is in the precedent pages, like in this image. The problem is that when I try to do ...
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How do I do these certain things in Adobe InDesign CS5.5?

Disclaimer: I'm fairly new at this, I haven't gone to school for it or anything, I'm just trying to teach myself this stuff as I go along, one piece at a time, so please, to the greatest extent ...
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How to optimize images for e-readers?

I am preparing a PDF for use on black-and-white e-readers. Most of the pages will contain illustrations. I noticed that, on black-and-write e-readers, the graphics do not look very good, so perhaps I ...
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What are the best dimensions for creating a cover imge for an Amazon Kindle?

According the Amazon's guidelines, a the ideal size for an Amazon Kindle cover image is as follows: For best quality, your image would be 2820 pixels on the shortest side and 4500 pixels on the ...
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Designing book covers with stock images

I'm a freelance graphic artist. I'm designing book covers and the book covers require stock images. I want to get stock images legally and have a couple of questions. Do I need to buy the stock images ...
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What is the best page size, in pixels, for a PDF to be read on iPhone?

I want to design an instruction manual to be read on an iPhone and maybe Android devices. I know that the iPhone screen width is 320 pixels. What would the best page size be? What is the best height? ...
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Is this typeface intentionally so uneven, or is this some display error?

I read many books on Android for Kindle, and most of them display in a nice, unobtrusive way. This is a screenshot of my last book: But the book I am currently reading has a very strange typography. ...
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What program can be used to make book covers (digital and print)?

I'm looking to start making book covers for myself and a few friends, and I am wondering what software to use. I have Photoshop and GIMP for the manipulation aspect, but what about the rest?
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Using inkscape to convert scanned color drawings to svg — recommended or no?

I'm an ebook publisher trying to include 10 color illustrations inside an ebook. It's not a fixed layout ebook but a reflowable ebook (i.e., an epub). Graphic example here: http://www.flickr.com/...
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Digitize notepad to PDF (ebook) while preserving typography

I'm looking for a way to convert a notepad (multiple pages of hand-written text) into a PDF or other e-book type file format (DjVu?) that would preserve existing typography as well as allow searching ...
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What fonts are ideal for E-ink displays?

I am specially preparing some PDFs for use on E-ink devices. I have noticed that the appearance of the text on these screens is not exactly the same as the appearance on a book, or the appearance on a ...