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

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Formats > Workshop

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-20-2012, 03:36 PM   #1
AlexBell
Wizard
AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
AlexBell's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,205
Karma: 3866786
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Launceston, Tasmania
Device: Kindle3, iPad2, Kobo Touch, Sony PRS T3, Nexus 7
Play/drama score formatting

A publisher for whom I design ebooks wants to discuss adding stage plays to her catalogue. I vaguely remember seeing some discussion about formatting plays, but several minutes searching the forums has not found any relevant posts.

Could some kind soul point me to discussions of formatting plays for ebooks, please?
AlexBell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2012, 04:05 PM   #2
Toxaris
Wizard
Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Toxaris's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,850
Karma: 2417001
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Heemskerk, NL
Device: PRS-300, PRS-T1
I think <dt> and <dd> can be used quite nicely for that...
Toxaris is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 10-22-2012, 02:02 PM   #3
AlexBell
Wizard
AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AlexBell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
AlexBell's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,205
Karma: 3866786
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Launceston, Tasmania
Device: Kindle3, iPad2, Kobo Touch, Sony PRS T3, Nexus 7
Thanks, I hadn't thought of that.
AlexBell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 12:35 PM   #4
MacEachaidh
Browser
MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
MacEachaidh's Avatar
 
Posts: 575
Karma: 445872
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Australia
Device: iRiver Story, Kobo Touch, Kobo Aura HD
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toxaris View Post
I think <dt> and <dd> can be used quite nicely for that...
Sorry if I'm being slow, but what does this mean? SGML, maybe? I've got no experience using it.

I'm interested in the OP's question too, so I'd be grateful to know about your suggestion. Thanks! :-)
MacEachaidh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 01:04 PM   #5
SBT
Fanatic
SBT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SBT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SBT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SBT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SBT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SBT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SBT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SBT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SBT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SBT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SBT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
SBT's Avatar
 
Posts: 501
Karma: 560981
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Norway
Device: prs-t1, phone/Cool Reader, tablet/BlueFire, Nook Simple
@MacEachaidh: <dt> & <dd> are tags used for creating definition lists in HTML

I've used <dl>/<dt>/<dd> for drama (and also for endnotes). One big advantage is that the fallback formatting for reader systems that don't support CSS works well. With CSS, you can format them any way you like, of course, but I think it's a good idea to have something similar to the default, since screen width is a limited resource on most e-readers.

Remember to avoid page breaks after <dt> with page-break-after:avoid or an equivalent solution. Avoiding page-breaks inside the <dd>'s as well is something to consider.

An example of how I've used <dl> in dramas is here (in Norwegian, but CSS is CSS, wherever in the world you are)
SBT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 01:57 PM   #6
MacEachaidh
Browser
MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
MacEachaidh's Avatar
 
Posts: 575
Karma: 445872
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Australia
Device: iRiver Story, Kobo Touch, Kobo Aura HD
Thanks for such a detailed reply, SBT. It's genuinely appreciated! ;-)


Edited to add: Yes, I've checked out your epub you linked — great job! — and I see why you're suggesting it. Perfect, thanks very much!

Last edited by MacEachaidh; 03-03-2013 at 02:04 PM.
MacEachaidh 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
Free Book - Your Credit Score (K/N) koland Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 0 04-23-2012 01:29 PM
Charger Score @ Dollar Tree.... kdf9511 Astak EZReader 13 05-07-2010 12:47 AM
Stanza: Can I rate/score my books? ChrisZA Reading and Management 2 06-12-2009 02:11 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:19 AM.


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