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Pages ePub - missing images when viewed on iPad

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cuboid5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 1, 2011 7:40 AM
I'm creating an ePub through Pages, using a lot of text and images. When I export and test it out on the iPad, I find that, although all text is present, there are images missing. It seems around 25ish is the max number and then it won't display them.

It also seems as though 5.1mb is the largest file size the ePub will go to when exporting from Pages. If I stick more content in it still only makes a 5.1mb file, which I assume is why there are pics missing. Does anyone know if there is a maximum number of pics that can be used?

Has anyone else had more success in the same circumstances? I didn't expect to get stumped on such a simple and unexpected hurdle!

Thanks.
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  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,520 points)
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    Apr 1, 2011 11:13 AM (in response to cuboid5)
    When I export and test it out on the iPad, I find that, although all text is present, there are images missing. It seems around 25ish is the max number and then it won't display them.

    Other users have indicated they were able to include 200 or more images in their files. (The Apple iPad User Guide contains 203 images.)

    It also seems as though 5.1mb is the largest file size the ePub will go to when exporting from Pages.

    I have ePUB files in excess of 30 MBs with an embedded movie.

    Has anyone else had more success in the same circumstances?

    As indicated above, the limits you indicated do not seem to apply. It would seem that something else is at work here or at least contributing to your problem..

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  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,520 points)
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    Apr 1, 2011 12:21 PM (in response to cuboid5)
    Have these ePUBs you reference been constructed in Pages?

    choondoonga's 100,000 word/200 image project was done in Pages (SEE HERE). His complaint was that the ePUB file (at 45 MBs) was larger than his Pages project file (at 35 MBs) due to JPEG images being saved as PNGs which are less compressed. As to the Apple iPad User's Guide, I don't know. (I suspect they used a more professional app like InDesign.) My 30 MB project was done in both Pages and Legend maker for comparison purposes.

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  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,740 points)
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    May 12, 2011 10:51 PM (in response to cuboid5)

    Do you have the images inline. I do recall they have to be inline and not floating!!

  • marvopolis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 19, 2012 10:55 AM (in response to cuboid5)

    I was having the same problem when my entire Pages document was one long chapter. It was a just a draft at that point. When I separated the document into chapters, the problem went away. So I think there might be a maximum number of photos per chapter. Or perhaps a maximum file size per chapter.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,340 points)
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    Feb 19, 2012 2:59 PM (in response to Jon Walker)

    Jon Walker wrote:

     

    Have these ePUBs you reference been constructed in Pages?

    choondoonga's 100,000 word/200 image project was done in Pages (SEE HERE). His complaint was that the ePUB file (at 45 MBs) was larger than his Pages project file (at 35 MBs) due to JPEG images being saved as PNGs which are less compressed. As to the Apple iPad User's Guide, I don't know. (I suspect they used a more professional app like InDesign.) My 30 MB project was done in both Pages and Legend maker for comparison purposes.

     

    All of Apple's User Guides are produced with Adobe Indesign CS3. Apple are a really cheap bunch and haven't upgraded in years.

     

    Peter

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,740 points)
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    Feb 19, 2012 9:50 PM (in response to marvopolis)

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

    It will tell you that the amount images can't be more than 11 Mb per chapter.

  • lebuttazzoni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 2, 2012 8:20 AM (in response to fruhulda)

    Yes the solution is to had Chapter using the formating command "Title" the link only goes to the epub page and not to a specific epub conversion pages so I copy and paste from an other post....

     

    After going through all the posts in the forum and not finding an exact match, I called Apple Express Lane support and got someone in the Pages department in about 10 minutes. After going through a lot of basics, I was referred to a document that had the hidden gem in it - there is a limit of 11MB of un-encoded image data per chapter. (I am assuming that en-encoded means as placed in the document.)

     

     

    This save me a lot of time

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,740 points)

    That is what you would have been able to read if you had clicked on the link in my post just above yours!

  • lebuttazzoni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 2, 2012 11:21 AM (in response to fruhulda)

    Your right but this information is burry under a lot

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