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Old 08-03-2009, 10:29 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Jellby View Post
As a first approach, try setting "max-width: 50%" for the <img> (and change 50% to whatever fits your case better). It's not perfect, because the space taken by the text depends on font size and line wrapping, but it's probably better than nothing. However, I'm afraid ADE does not handle relative widths properly (I mean, in relation to screen size).
Thanks - it'll probably end up something like that. I suspect that what I want just isn't available in ePUB, which isn't really a paged format.

Now, I think that a paged format for ebooks is bad - resizable, reflowable text is an essential part of what makes a good ebook IMO.

But sometimes it would be nice just to fill a page, like the cover does.

Hmm..... come to think of the cover, I suspect that I could do this with SVG. Make an SVG graphic that resizes to fill the page, and inside that have the text and graphics.

In fact, for what I want to do that sounds like my best bet. Of course, the text on the title page won't be in the flow of the text for text-to-speech, etc., but an alt tag should convey all that's necessary - there's isn't much text on a title page after all.

I guess I'll have to learn a bit more about SVG now. I wonder if Illustrator exports it...

Once Sigil stops removing my svg graphics, I'll give it a go. (Yes, the svg removal problem is on the bug list.)
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