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curiousgeorge
08-14-2012, 12:21 PM
Ive seen this in many epubs these days and I was wondering what it is for and how do they use it? It indicates all the page's names and href location.

Jellby
08-14-2012, 12:32 PM
It's a non-standard extension of Adobe (and only used by Adobe-based readers). It's purpose is to map the ebook content to the pages of a paper edition, so text references are consistent regardless of screen size, font face, etc.

curiousgeorge
08-14-2012, 01:15 PM
so removal would not effect anything basically??

frostschutz
08-14-2012, 03:00 PM
It would change page numbers, which could break reading progress and bookmarks, depending on whether or not those features rely on page number in your reader.

curiousgeorge
08-14-2012, 03:33 PM
ok would you simply just write it into the OCF than, but wouldnt it indicate as unused? I checked and bookmarks all work and page numbering is solid.

Jellby
08-14-2012, 04:56 PM
For a new book yes, you can remove it, and all references to it. As frostschutz notes, it could affect other reader features if the book is "in use".

curiousgeorge
08-16-2012, 12:52 PM
so what would be the best way to identify it in the OCF?? They are usually in the spine after ncx which indicates as bad.