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Old 10-20-2011, 07:46 AM   #1
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Index and chapters,

In creating audio books from text files on the Mac I am able with ‘Rogue Amoeba Fission’ to separate out the individual chapters - with iWeb I am able on my web site to form a selectable index to albums of 30/40 pages of photos.

Is there a Mac friendly application out there that will allow me to take a book text file and link the individual chapter headings listed in the index to the start of the corresponding chapter in the text file. I am totally green on the eBook creation side, but would like to start making some for an iPad 2. in uPub format.
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What's "uPub" format? That's a new one on me.
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What's "uPub" format? That's a new one on me.
OK so you have spotted just how green I am - but you should also note that I am working on a MAC to create an EBOOK to be read on an IPAD - As there are many EBOOKS out there that can be read on an IPAD perhaps you can enlighten me as to what the format is, that these books are created in - that is if you know of course, your contribution hardly seemed worth the effort if you are a knowledgeable eBook Enthusiast. We all have to start somewhere.
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The first thing to decide is what reading app you want to create books for. You have two basic choices:

Mobipocket format, used by the Kindle App.
ePub format, used by apps such as iBooks.
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And you have to be careful. The iBooks program is known to ignore some basic specifications from the ePUB format. On the iPad there are better readers, I have heard.
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You might be better going directly to the ePub forum; there have been several threads there about the quirks in Apples version of ePub.

I don't use it myself, but there is a free editor called Sigil for making ePubs which can be found in the ebook software forum. Many people use it.
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OK so you have spotted just how green I am - but you should also note that I am working on a MAC to create an EBOOK to be read on an IPAD - As there are many EBOOKS out there that can be read on an IPAD perhaps you can enlighten me as to what the format is, that these books are created in - that is if you know of course, your contribution hardly seemed worth the effort if you are a knowledgeable eBook Enthusiast. We all have to start somewhere.
I would like to ask you to be a little more polite. You ask a question and Harry ask a question back. That is a valid question. New formats pop up every now and then and therefore it is not unlikely that there is a format called uPub all over a sudden.
This is a free forum, so don't critize other peoples effort. Your answer may take a while. Most tools are based on Windows, what most people use. The tools on the Mac are limited.
The format you probably want is Apple's version of ePUB. I would suggest take a good look at Sigil.
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