4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2012 4:22 PM by K T
Rhek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello,

 

I have added all the chapters to my book and now I want to add the Title Page, Dedication, Acknowledgements, and Introduction pages before Chapter 1.

 

I thought these would be seperate sections at the same level as chapters, but everytime I add a section it inserts into chapter 1. Do I create a "Front End Material" chapter and then insert the sections? ("Front End Material" sounds so wrong for a chapter name)

 

Could someone please let me know the proper way to handle this. I also have a bibliography which I am also assuming is a seperate chapter at the end.

 

Thanks,

Rhek

  • 1. Re: How to add front end material to your book?
    K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    Try the menu 'Insert/Pages/Chapter/Preface and/or 'Section/Foreword'.

     

    Where they lie is typical of defaults w/iBA, however. Preview on iPad to confirm.

     

    You may want to make an ebook using a standard epub format via Pages, as an example, if you can't get what you want out of iBA.

     

    Ken

  • 2. Re: How to add front end material to your book?
    Rhek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello,

     

    After posting the question I kind of went in this direction to see if it would work.

     

    So I have...

     

    Title Page

       Copyright

       Dedication

       Acknowledgments

       Introduction

    Chapter 1

    Chapter 2

    etc...

     

    Would you happen to know if there is a "formal" name for "front end" material?

     

    Thanks,

    Rhek

  • 3. Re: How to add front end material to your book?
    stowler Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
  • 4. Re: How to add front end material to your book?
    K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    Would you happen to know if there is a "formal" name for "front end" material?

     

    Thanks,

    Rhek

    'Front Matter'. At least in English

     

    Other cultures like to put an index in the front, as one example, so 'front' becomes a relative term.

     

    Some like everything on the same level, so there is no 'front'. And still others like to bury the details in minutiae, leaving it to the reader to decode, often to the extent that they are left to come up with their own structure...or not.