Download PDF by Renée Register, Thad McIlroy: The Metadata Handbook: A Book Publisher's Guide to Creating

By Renée Register, Thad McIlroy

ISBN-10: 098582882X

ISBN-13: 9780985828820

An important source for twenty first century publishing, The Metadata guide is a one-stop consultant for publishers - huge, small, and autonomous. You'll examine: How metadata for books operates within the actual international Metadata basics and the background of metadata for books criteria and most sensible practices for growing and dispensing actual and complete metadata crucial metadata components for print and ebooks the fundamentals of ONIX for Books, together with ONIX 3.0 the fundamentals of EPUB three metadata ideas the most recent metadata traits The guide comprises: A entire thesaurus of and technical phrases Annotated directories of owners and agencies A bibliography for extra analyzing and simple entry to documentation

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In addition, if you paste the image before the related paragraph, although InDesign won’t automatically apply text wrap in an exported EPUB, it’ll make it easier for you to create text wrap manually, as described in “Working with images” in Chapter 4. Y Tip Z It’s a really good idea to name your images as simply as possible, with no spaces or punctuation other than - or _. This will keep file names as simple and compatible as possible upon export. Placing an image The most important thing to remember when placing images in an InDesign document that will be exported to EPUB is that everything must be in a single flow of content.

Be sure to get a text editor that supports GREP, which lets you use wildcards to turbocharge search and replace, and which is essential for massaging EPUB files. I’ll show you how to perform many EPUB-specific GREP techniques in this book. It’s very important that you use a text editor, and not Microsoft Word, for the rest of the steps in this chapter. Declaring the file to be XHTML, not HTML Word creates HTML files but EPUB requires XHTML files. Luckily, the two formats are very similar. The first major difference between them is the header at the top of the document.

Every XHTML file used for EPUB should begin with the above code. Declaring the character set The next requirement of an XHTML file that Word fails to meet is that it use the UTF-8 character set encoding. Word instead uses your system’s default character set encoding, which for the English language version of Windows is Windows-1252. In the Word generated HTML, it looks like this: Change the value of the charset variable to utf-8.

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