ePub in iBooks

ePub Exporter

The ePub Exporter allows exporting to ePub files, which can be imported to iBooks on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. This way you can create your own ebooks.

Table of Contents:
  1. Parameters
  2. Paragraph, Inline and Marker Styles
  3. Characters
ePub Export Parameters

Parameters

The topmost section "Parameters" allows adjusting settings for the ePub export:

Paragraph, Inline and Marker Styles

Each of those settings has a table, in which specific actions can be assigned to the used Styles and Markers.
The actions for Paragraph Styles are quite straightforward: for instance, you could assign "Heading 1" to a Level 1 Heading Style. This way, the text will appear centered and in a larger font size in the ebook. There are also three default actions available: "Delete Tags", "Delete Paragraphs" and "Don't touch". If "Delete Tags" is selected, the tags are removed. The option "Delete Paragraphs" removes the paragraphs inside the tags. The last option, "Don't touch", retains both the tags and the contents.
For Inline Styles, you can also assign actions. Simple actions are for example "Emphasis" and "Strong". If you select the former, the text will be put in italics, if you select "Strong", it will put in a bold font. In addition to those simple actions, there are also more sophisticated actions, "Reference actions". Examples of these are links, images, or footnotes. Each of them usually links the content inside the tags to the Notes.

Show available Actions Sheet The same actions (except the Reference actions) exist for Markers, except for "Delete Tags", since tags are not available for Markers. Instead, characters can be inserted at the start and the end of the selected text using the action "Enclose in". These characters are arbitrary; the start and the end characters of the selection can be different as well. To do so, separate the start and the end characters by " - " (space dash space), e.g. if there should be an "S" at the start of a label and an "E" at the end, "S - E" should be used.

To make looking up the formats for the text and the Notes a bit easier, you can simply click the "Show available Actions…" button at the top of the Paragraph Style table to see a sheet containing the formattings for all Styles and Markers.

Characters

In the section at the bottom, you can replace quotation marks and correct dashes (i.e., if you entered "--", it will be converted to an em dash).

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