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Old 10-13-2009, 07:37 AM   #16
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The problem is InDesign is built around the concept of a fixed-size page layout and hard-coded font sizes, but it has others sizes built into certain structures (e.g., tables).

If one were to layout a document on a page which approximated the size of a typical ebook reader, the results are much more readable. Not perfect, but at readable and workable.

Best thing is to encode the entire document in a sensible form of XML which can capture all nuances of the text such as TEI and then convert to dump into both ID and epub.

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Old 10-13-2009, 07:38 AM   #17
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Does the InDesign generated ePub pass epubcheck? If so, it's a bug in Sigil. If not, it may still be a bug in Sigil. Raise an issue and attach the document.

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Sigil won't open an epub file generated by InDesign CS4; which should be an authoritative epub code generator.
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:05 AM   #18
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I see pdurrant is using:
“It is good that authors should be remunerated; and the least exceptionable way of remunerating them is by a monopoly. Yet monopoly is an evil. For the sake of the good we must submit to the evil; but the evil ought not to last a day longer than is necessary for the purpose of securing the good.” — Thomas Babbington Macauley
This is a splendid quotation but we should, perhaps, set the scene.
Macauley was speaking in parliament AGAINST the extension of copyright, not in favor of it.
It wonders me what Macauley would think of the current beggar's muddle where we have Internet booksellers being told, yes, you can sell it in the United States, but not in Australia. No reason given but I presume it is because Australians are loud, beer drinking people with small regard for pettifogging laws. I am an Australian although, at the moment, I am in Thailand.

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Old 10-16-2009, 03:27 AM   #19
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Contracts giving certain publishers regional rights is a distinct issue to copyright length.

Regional restrictions on ebooks have two parts

(i) existing contracts between the copyright holders and the publishers
(ii) the ruling that for electronic sales the sale location is the customer's location, not the retailer's.


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what Macauley would think of the current beggar's muddle where we have Internet booksellers being told, yes, you can sell it in the United States, but not in Australia. No reason given but I presume it is because Australians are loud, beer drinking people with small regard for pettifogging laws. I am an Australian although, at the moment, I am in Thailand.

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Mark,

I just found this out researching my .epub OEPBS folder.

Thanks.

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Oops! Thanks Brian. Mark was from Mark Twain.
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Zelda,

As I mentioned in a previous post I couldn't get sigil to open my .epub file, but a perfect solution turns out to be Adobe Lab's "PBFXML Inspector".

Thanks again. Richard
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Brian,

As I mentioned in a previous post I couldn't get sigil to open my .epub file, but a perfect solution turns out to be Adobe Lab's "PBFXML Inspector".

Thanks again. Richard
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