Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Formats > ePub

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-19-2010, 08:35 PM   #1
NewDay
Connoisseur
NewDay doesn't litterNewDay doesn't litter
 
NewDay's Avatar
 
Posts: 59
Karma: 100
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern California, in the redwoods by the ocean
Device: iPad
Blank Pages in EPub when Viewed on iPad

O.K., so I'm formatting this book in InDesign CS5 and it looks fine, but when I do a test epub run, take it through my iTunes and upload to my iPad, it comes out with 7 or 8 blank pages at the end of nearly every chapter. What's going on?
NewDay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 09:45 PM   #2
st_albert
Fanatic
st_albert has top level security clearance to Area 51.st_albert has top level security clearance to Area 51.st_albert has top level security clearance to Area 51.st_albert has top level security clearance to Area 51.st_albert has top level security clearance to Area 51.st_albert has top level security clearance to Area 51.st_albert has top level security clearance to Area 51.st_albert has top level security clearance to Area 51.st_albert has top level security clearance to Area 51.st_albert has top level security clearance to Area 51.st_albert has top level security clearance to Area 51.
 
Posts: 552
Karma: 94420
Join Date: Feb 2010
Device: none
That could depend a lot on how the book is laid out in InDesign. I'd start with examining the internals of the epub to see if there are extraneous files (e.g. from export of header/footer frames?) that might explain it.

In any event, more information from you will result in more accurate diagnosis from the forum members.

Just sayin'
st_albert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 09:48 PM   #3
NewDay
Connoisseur
NewDay doesn't litterNewDay doesn't litter
 
NewDay's Avatar
 
Posts: 59
Karma: 100
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern California, in the redwoods by the ocean
Device: iPad
Thanks. I'll look at the xhtml files and see if I find anything I don't recognize.
NewDay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010, 01:52 PM   #4
NewDay
Connoisseur
NewDay doesn't litterNewDay doesn't litter
 
NewDay's Avatar
 
Posts: 59
Karma: 100
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern California, in the redwoods by the ocean
Device: iPad
As a byproduct of my attempts to solve an internal link problem, I discovered that InDesign seems to have split my files upon export to ePub. This resulted in a huge number of xhtml files. Upon opening each of these files to find which one contained the link anchor I needed, I saw that a large number of them seem to be style sheet references and nothing more. They occur in clusters between chapters, in about the ratio I observe blank pages upon viewing the ePub in iBooks. Is this what's causing my blank page problem? Can I safely delete these xhtml files? How can I prevent their occurring in a subsequent ePub creation?
NewDay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010, 07:30 PM   #5
Adjust
Addict
Adjust really knows where his or her towel isAdjust really knows where his or her towel isAdjust really knows where his or her towel isAdjust really knows where his or her towel isAdjust really knows where his or her towel isAdjust really knows where his or her towel isAdjust really knows where his or her towel isAdjust really knows where his or her towel isAdjust really knows where his or her towel isAdjust really knows where his or her towel isAdjust really knows where his or her towel is
 
Adjust's Avatar
 
Posts: 351
Karma: 70000
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Australia
Device: ADE, iPad
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewDay View Post
Can I safely delete these xhtml files?
Yes, but make sure you remove all references to them in your content.opf file and also, you will need to delete them and renumber the TOC.ncx file.

Quote:
How can I prevent their occurring in a subsequent ePub creation?
Don't use the CS5 heading split option. I always pre split my document into chapters (seperate ID files) and use the book feature. I've never had a problem with this method.

Example of what the ID book pallet will look like and what things need to be seperated.


Last edited by Adjust; 10-20-2010 at 07:35 PM.
Adjust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010, 10:56 PM   #6
NewDay
Connoisseur
NewDay doesn't litterNewDay doesn't litter
 
NewDay's Avatar
 
Posts: 59
Karma: 100
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern California, in the redwoods by the ocean
Device: iPad
That sure looks better than the hash I've been looking at. I've tried to keep everything in one document with this project because Liz Castro (seemed to me, anyway) said CS5 has some issues if you booked separate chapters (files). Maybe I just read her wrong. Booking has always seemed to me a more elegant way to handle things; certainly it's easier to make corrections when everything's not one huge long document.
NewDay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2010, 04:08 AM   #7
wannabee
Media Bloke
wannabee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wannabee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wannabee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wannabee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wannabee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wannabee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wannabee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wannabee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wannabee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wannabee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wannabee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,377
Karma: 113956855
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NSW - Australia
Device: iOS
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adjust View Post
Don't use the CS5 heading split option. I always pre split my document into chapters (seperate ID files) and use the book feature. I've never had a problem with this method.
Yes, as long as there are no hyperlinks between chapters. Or if there are, be prepared to manually repair the links in an editor after export.
wannabee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPad Can ibookstore be viewed without ipad? Falbe Publishing Apple Devices 23 09-29-2012 02:41 PM
epub -> mobi. Blank pages in Kindle 2, but not Kindle for PC notyou Calibre 0 06-28-2010 09:06 PM
Blank pages with iPad timbgray Calibre 3 05-04-2010 10:43 PM
Blank pages JSWolf Calibre 4 11-29-2008 02:22 PM
USA Today EPUB Blank Pages Acey Calibre 1 10-07-2008 09:09 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:49 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.