6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 28, 2012 8:30 AM by no time flat
no time flat Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

Can the width of a text box in vertical layout be changed? My client would like the text to be wider. The answer to this question is, I believe, no. So, what I would really like to do is confirm that it cannot be done. Thanks.

  • 1. Re: Text in Vertical Layout
    K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    Layout in landscape....edit content in portrait. Experiment with various widths in landscape to see if they perform to your needs in portrait.

     

    For iBA usage details, see Publishing With iBooks Author

     

  • 2. Re: Text in Vertical Layout
    no time flat Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Hi KT. Your response did point me in the right direction. Perhaps the answer to my question is that what I want to do can be done by setting up a chapter opening spread followed by a two-column section. This a more complicated layout than I wanted. I planned to run the text back onto the opening page. I assume that is the only solution, and it is not possible to change the width of the text box other than by this route. BTW, I have the book and recommend it. Thanks.

  • 3. Re: Text in Vertical Layout
    K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    Great - sorry I couldn't help more. Thanks for the follow up and good luck w/your book(s).

     

    Ken

  • 4. Re: Text in Vertical Layout
    no time flat Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Hi Ken.

     

    To follow up, I am still attempting to have a wide text block for my text when the book is viewed in Portrait. That is, I do not want a minor column to the left of the text block in Portrait.

     

    I know I can do the book as an e-book, but the book needs to be an iBook for a number of reasons.

     

    Specifically, I would like to use the iBooks classic template (but my question applies the others as well). Is it OK to create a chapter using a Chapter page and then follow the Chapter page with a Section page that is named Forward in the template? IBooks Author allows me to do this, no problem. But should I? Are these pages generic, and will this book structure be valid when the book is submitted?

     

    I would appreciate if you--or anyone else who chooses to join the discussion--has tried mixing and matching and can help me out.

     

    Bonnie

  • 5. Re: Text in Vertical Layout
    K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)


    Specifically, I would like to use the iBooks classic template (but my question applies the others as well). Is it OK to create a chapter using a Chapter page and then follow the Chapter page with a Section page that is named Forward in the template? IBooks Author allows me to do this, no problem. But should I? Are these pages generic, and will this book structure be valid when the book is submitted?

     

    Generic. Just be sure to test how it works on a device as it initially loads versus moving to the next page and/or chapter. Resist single page chapters as much as possible.

     

    I'd suggest to take a break and explore some of the iBA templates that have come out recently - you may find one that is exactly what you need and/or examples that will help validate your concepts.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Ken

  • 6. Re: Text in Vertical Layout
    no time flat Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Many, many thanks for the information and your speedy responses!! Bonnie