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Old 09-20-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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Question EPUB for iBooks bckgrnd img problem

As I posted in this thread:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...58#post1120158

My colleague and I are trying to make a specific kids' book for iBooks 1.1. It seems that in the earlier iBooks app, absolute positioning was not disabled, so you could float text atop a background image. Now it appears to be disabled, so one cannot.

We've tried pretty much everything, and everything we've tried has worked in epubs everywhere else--EXCEPT iBooks. If anyone here has crafted an iBooks background-image workaround (floating text atop an image, NOT a color declaration, see my post in the Epub forum), that would be great. TIA.

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Old 09-20-2010, 09:04 PM   #2
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I was interested in something like this too, but couldn't even get as far as getting a background image using Sigil. Do you know how to specify this in Sigil?
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Just set it with CSS as usual--there's nothing really tricky about it.
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ok. you wanted a workaround. Not very flexible, but it works for me.
<body>
<div>
<img alt="" src="../Images/nysmap.jpg" />
<p class="tweak">tweak</p>
</div>

<p>body body body body body body body body body body body</p>

with
.tweak {margin-top: -100%;}
in the css.

The map outline image scales to the screen width on my iPod Touch with iOS 4.1 in iBooks and the "body body ..." text overlays on top....
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@whbenson: Does it work on the iPad? Because that's where I've had all the problems.

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@Hitch: Yes, it works on the iPad too. [Note, of course, that this doesn't use the CSS background-image property, which is what I was originally and unsuccessfully trying to use at first.]
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@Hitch: Yes, it works on the iPad too. [Note, of course, that this doesn't use the CSS background-image property, which is what I was originally and unsuccessfully trying to use at first.]
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Are you reflowing text over multiple pages? (We're also discussing this very matter somewhere else on MR...I'll find it and post a link here)

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Are you reflowing text over multiple pages? (We're also discussing this very matter somewhere else on MR...I'll find it and post a link here)

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No. It's text overlaying an image. I'll try to post an image here - sorry it's sloppy and with extraneous text. The idea is to reset the current position to what it was before the image was rendered.
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Hi, Bill:

Here's the other post: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...85#post1178385 . We've been able to get text over a bckgrnd img to work for, say, one page at a time, but flowing text over that image repetively with yet more images embedded in the text? OISH.

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