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Old 02-28-2013, 12:39 PM   #1
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Formatting for poetry

I want to publish some poetry. However, epub strips out all tabs and spacing. How can I format my epub books so that they keep the tabs and spacing I want? I have InDesign CS5.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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You have to format it in the CSS styling. No idea how that works in Indesign.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:02 PM   #3
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For the CSS, you could look here.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:44 PM   #4
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Thanks @Jellby. That is a big help. By the way, which program do you all use for changing the code in your epub files?
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:01 PM   #5
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Couple of links about formatting poetry for epub:

Formatting a Tail for EPUB: Concrete Poetry and Varying Screen Width uses the classic Mouse’s Tale poem.

Formatting Poetry for EPUB and Small Devices shows how poetry displays with a few different settings, and how to apply   instead of spaces between some words to make sure that if the lines break, they break where you want them to.
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Thanks @Jellby. That is a big help. By the way, which program do you all use for changing the code in your epub files?
Most use Sigil.
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I use vim (a text editor, much like Notepad or UltraEdit).
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