|01-11-2011, 01:39 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2010
books with a two columns style
I have a PDF, It is two columns in most pages.
how should I make the epub, made it in one column? the left side text first,then the right side? See attachment-001
AND another situation, the picture is on the right side of the page, how should I handle this ? put the picture in the middle of the page instead of on the right side? See attachment-002
|01-13-2011, 12:57 AM||#2|
Join Date: May 2009
Device: bebook; prs-950; nook simple touch; HTC Jetstream tablet
I'm sure there are better ways than what I do, especially if the pdf is a text file already, but this is my procedure:
When I do a two column index for my epubs starting with an image pdf file, first I convert the two column pages from the pdf file into tif images, then I edit each page image to create two single column image pages. This can be automated with Irfanview if there are many pages. Finally I OCR the pages to create text for the epub.
If the pdf file is a text file, I have no idea how one could create two column epubs. Perhaps someone else could help with this.
Last edited by bobcdy; 01-13-2011 at 02:23 AM.
|01-13-2011, 12:56 PM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Device: EB 1150, EZ Reader, Literati, iPad 2 & Air 2
If you really need two columns in ePUB the best way is to create a table with two columns.
|01-13-2011, 04:27 PM||#4|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Device: iRex iLiad v1, Blackberry Tour, Kindle DX, iPad.
I would strongly discourage trying make a two-column ePub file. There's no easy or standard way to do this, as far as I know. You're only asking for a lot of trouble, and chances are very good that it will end up looking bad. You'll be much better off simply re-flowing the text as a single column.
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