View Full Version : MultiColumn Page In Epub

09-12-2011, 06:16 AM
Hi to every one,
Is it possible to generate 2 column per page in epub. :help:

09-12-2011, 09:54 AM
Yes. This is explained in the sticky at the top.

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09-14-2011, 12:55 AM
Thanks for your reply , i'm giving 2 columns means i shall give this below mentioned syntax.
is this correct Toxaris.?

oeb-column-number: 2 | auto;

09-14-2011, 01:14 AM
Toxaris, i'm using this syntax but unfortunately it is not working for me

09-14-2011, 04:09 AM
You need something like that (basic xhtml/CSS):

CSS:.column {
oeb-column-number: 2;

xhtml: <p class="column">This text should be in two columns. Perhaps it is too short.</p>

I don't know whether iBooks supports it at all. It is kinda known for ignoring specs.

09-14-2011, 07:20 AM
I'm using iBook reader for epub, If any alternate solution is there for this problem.

09-14-2011, 09:12 AM
Did you try the code I supplied?

Anyway, I believe that Blue Reader (?) for the iPad is a reader that follows the specs better.

09-14-2011, 01:38 PM
Multi-column text will not work in many readers. Probably best to avoid it.

09-15-2011, 07:44 PM
Bluefire Reader will work as it uses ADE and on an iPad, it would work fine.

01-31-2012, 02:32 AM
yes Toxaris, i'm used what you sent ...

01-31-2012, 04:05 AM
What about a 2 cell table with a 0px border? Wouldn't that work?

01-31-2012, 10:12 PM
No, a table would not display correctly. On your first page you would have the first column showing the beginning text, and the second column showing text from the middle of the chapter due to having to manually split the text between the cells. It would only work with text amounts less then one page long and using "page-break-inside:avoid;" in the css, and could still cause problems when switching to a large font.

Is it possible that iBooks' formating settings are overriding the columns? Does iBooks even support columns? I don't know. I don't have anything that will run iBooks to test with.