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How to export page layout to epub?

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Tod Wicks Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Jan 6, 2012 12:46 PM

Alternatively, how can I convert a page layout document to a word processing document, which can be exported as an epub?

 

Sorry this is brief but I'm not sure what other info would help in answering the questions. 

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  • Dale Gillard Level 5 Level 5 (4,365 points)
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    Jan 6, 2012 10:48 PM (in response to Tod Wicks)

    Recreate your document using either a Pages' word processing document or Apple's ePub template.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4168

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Jan 7, 2012 2:10 AM (in response to Tod Wicks)

    Here is a tip helping us to convert layout documents into Word Processor ones.

     

    Open the Pages Layout document

    Export as Word Document

    Import the newly created Word document in Pages.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) samedi 7 janvier 2012

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  • Dale Gillard Level 5 Level 5 (4,365 points)
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    Jan 13, 2012 6:43 PM (in response to Tod Wicks)

    @ Dale:  I'm not sure if recreating it as a WP document would produce the desired end result, which is a commercially printed booklet.

     

    A WP document can create a commercially printed booklet. It's just not as easy as a Page Layout document. But an ePub file isn't meant to be printed - they're designed exclusively for reading on a screen.

     

    I'm not an expert but I understand ePub supports text boxes, photos (inline images), tables, etc. It's not a perfect format as it's still being developed and the tools aren't quite there yet.

     

    Here's a general link showing how to create a basic ePub document with images.

     

    http://etc.usf.edu/techease/4all/web-accessibility/creating-epub-documents-with- pages/

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,230 points)
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    Jan 13, 2012 7:37 PM (in response to Tod Wicks)

    Layout documents are really just crippled Word Processing documents.

     

    If you know how the document should look, it is usually easier to achieve in a WP template.

     

    Peter

  • Dale Gillard Level 5 Level 5 (4,365 points)
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    Jan 19, 2012 8:32 AM (in response to Tod Wicks)

    FYI: Apple released a free app today specifically for authoring ePubs - iBooks Author.

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,725 points)
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    Jan 19, 2012 9:58 PM (in response to Tod Wicks)

    Hi Tod! The thread will by time be archived. You don't have to do a thing.

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Jan 20, 2012 2:20 AM (in response to Tod Wicks)

    Tod Wicks wrote:

     

    @ Dale:  I'm not sure if recreating it as a WP document would produce the desired end result, which is a commercially printed booklet.  I will certainly try to set up a template using the Apple template as a starting point.

    A layout document is no more than a WP one deprieved of its main text layer and a lot of features.

    So using a WP one make no difference when you print it.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) vendredi 20 janvier 2012

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