09-18-2011 12:31 AM
I don't have an e-reader, so I don't know if THAT's the issue, but my page numbers seem to be off. I'm using that Adobe Digital Editions program to view the EPUB. Same number of pages as the word document, but it's all screwy. Last chapter for instance, is listed as starting on page 308 in the TOC but starts on page 318 on Adobe Digital Editions BUT THEN the screen shows "319" on the right hand side. ??? What am I supposed to do? Change the page numbers on the TOC?
09-18-2011 02:25 AM
Apart from PDF format, most e-book formats do not utilize the concept of discrete pages at all; they simply flow the content as a continuous stream of text and graphics, and how much fits on a 'screen' depends on the font size that the end user (not the original designer) chooses. Thus for e-books (apart from PDF) it is usually best to omit page numbers entirely -- because they won't correspond -- and use hyperlinking instead to link TOC entries to their locations in the e-book.
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09-18-2011 03:00 AM - edited 09-18-2011 04:17 AM
To add to Tony's annswer.
If you have a TOC as part of the original book then the page numbers should be removed as they will bear no relation to where pages are in the ebook reader.
If you are talking about the EPUB TOC created by the Lulu EPUB Converter then the TOC will show numbers for each page relating to the current reader font size.
e.g. you may have Chapters 1, 2, 3 etc at Pages 1, 15, 23 etc but reducing the font size one notch would then show that at Pages 1, 10, 17 etc.
That will certainly be the case with an Apple iPad but there may be some discrepancies with the Adobe Digital Editions ADE reader. There are some known problems with ADE displaying Lulu converted EPUBs and not replicating exactly high the same EPUB will be displayed on an iPad.
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