2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 19, 2012 8:19 AM by generalspecialist
Fabe Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)

Does Book Proofer display iBook Author files?

Is there a way to display .ibook files without plugging in an iPad?

Thanks  - Fabe

  • Inkling Books Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Hey, you want Apple's executives to have to take night jobs to pay their electric bills? iBook Author exists to create ebooks for the iPad, ebooks that are sold through the iBookstore. Eventually, they may make those ibook files readable on iPhones (sorta) and on Macs (we all hope). But for now, it's just the iPad. Even that page size you see is an iPad's screen size. That's why it can't be changed.

     

    Proofing is probably the main reason why Apple added the Share menu item with the option to save or email a PDF. That PDF can be read by all sorts of apps. That's what you should send to your proofreader. I've not checked, but I'm assuming the layout on that PDF is identical to that on an iPad. So a proofreader should be able to reference a typo by referring to "page, 3, second full paragraph, third line."

     

    Apple knows what it is doing. As an author, the release of this app is making me think much more seriously about getting an iPad--that and the fact that there's an iPad version of Scrivener under development.

  • generalspecialist Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Fabe,

     

    Not yet, at least as of v.1.1.