Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 8:25 AM (in response to vitessa)
You have to Tell Apple this. We answering here a just end-users like you. You can use this link for giving feedback to Apple http://www.apple.com/feedback/pages.html . You can also find it in Pages Pages menu.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 9:08 AM (in response to fruhulda)
Telling Apple about the issue is a good idea and I already did that. But I got no answer and I really don't expect to get an answer (I never got one before).
But I'am here to look for other users experience with issues like that. Is it a single problem of my own, is it a common issue is it even a "feature", do others have the the same issue? And one of the most important reasons why I post here is to find a possible fix.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 9:19 AM (in response to vitessa)
Those of us that usually answers here doesn't seem to do any epubs-documents. My only comment is that it seems that Pages 4.3 has more problems than the 4.2 version. Not only with epubs documents.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 10:00 AM (in response to vitessa)
I have given up with Pages now for epub files. They are massive, and do not pass epub compliance. I have got round it by 2 ways - you have to open your epub in Sigil and resave - this will sometimes sort the problem out, (but not the size - eg an epub I did in 4.2 was 8.9mb, I had to edit it in 4.3, and it grew to 51.3 mb). The other way is long winded but works providing you have a copy of microsoft word for mac.
- Export your pages file to word, then save as a docx file. Make sure your chapter headings are styled as Heading 1, 2 etc (not Chapter Heading, Heading etc). Delete the Pages table of contents (you can either generate a new one in word or just leave it out).
- Download Calibre (free programme). In calibre, go to preferences menu>get plugins to enhance calibre. Click on DOCX input (free plugin) and install. Drag your docx file into calibre, edit your metadata (your front cover may not be showing, just a random picture). Then click on convert books and output epub. And wait a minute or two.
- Your epub will be created in the calibre library but there will be a couple of errors
- Open Sigil (free programme). You will see your cover image is distorted. On your titlepage.xhtml you need to click on source code view. The error value of attribute "preserveAspectRatio" is invalid - use SIGIL to look at the titlepage.xhmtl. Then look at the code view for the page. Delete the section that says preserveAspectRatio="none" and save. The picture will look normal again. And that should be it.
- If you have footnotes, there will be another set of "id" errors that I can go into later if necessary, but again easy to solve.
This sounds fiddly but isn't really. The epubs are a normal size and pass compliance.