04-12-2012 04:58 AM
I am reading up in the ePub Converter guide ready for when I take the plunge with a small collection of short stories.
Ideally I would like an index list with titles and page numbers, but the guide says the process removes page numbering. Is there a way round this?
Thanks for any help offered.
04-12-2012 05:51 AM
EPUBs do not have page numbers.
In an EPUB the amount of text on a screen page can vary depending upon the font and size chosen at the time of reading a page. The text flows from one page to another so that a full page of readable text is always viewable.
An index can be created but Word is not the best tool to use for one.
The heart of an EPUB is XHTML code and one needs the skills to manipulate that code to produce a good index.
04-12-2012 10:45 AM
For my epub indexes, the words themselves are the link. This allowed me to remove all the page numbers. So:
For entries with multiple links, I originally used popup links, however not all readers support it. So, instead I simply created the link as #. So:
foo, 49, 60, 120
foo, #, #, #
For ranged entries, I decided to link only to the beginning point. So:
foo, 49, 50-55
foo, #, #
For "see" and "see also" entires, I linked to the actual source.