Thursday, 8 September 2016

E-Publishing

Introduction of E-Publishing
E-publishing (or) ePub (short for electronic publication) is a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). Electronic publishing (also referred to as e-publishing or digital publishing) includes the digital publication of e-books, EPUBs, digital magazines, and the development of digital libraries and catalogues.
EPub is a format for digital books. ePub books are text files that are structured according to the ePub DTD, as defined by the IDPF. Files have the extension. epub.Valid .epub files can then be used on any platform or device that supports ePub.ePub can be generated in two different modes

Modes in ePub
  • Standard ePub
  • Fixed Layout ePub

Standard epub

What is Standard epub?
Standard ePub has “reflowable text”, meaning it allows the text to adapt to the size of the display screen. As the user increases the font size in the device the text will flow according to the display in the devices.

Text Extraction
Text from the PDF is extracted by using Adobe Acrobat or from the indesign file if any.

Editors and Pre-editing / Xhtml Conversion
Editors (Epsilon, Edit Plus, Notepad++, etc.) generally provide the features working with element tags. Syntax highlighting is a basic standard of any editor; that is, they color element text differently from regular text. Element and attribute completion based on a DTD. Displaying line numbers is also a common and useful feature, as is providing the ability to reformat a document to follow to a particular style of indenture.

What is CSS?
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used for describing the look and formatting of a document written in a markup language.CSS is designed primarily to enable the separation of document content from document presentation, including elements such as the layout, colors, and fonts.

Image Cropping
Cropping of the images from the supplied source PDF using Adobe Photoshop.

ePub Conversion
ePub files are generated through WinZip with the help of OPF, html, NCX, and CSS files.

Adobe Digital Editions and Device View
The generated ePub file will be viewed in Adobe Digital Editions version 2.0 and devices to verify formatting and links.

Fixed Layout epub

What is Fixed Layout epub?
Fixed Layout epub has “Fixed text”, meaning the text will gets fixed on the background image. If the user increases the font size in the device the text will not flow to the next page in the devices.

Text Extraction
Text from the PDF is extracted by using Adobe Acrobat or from the indesign file if any.

Editors and Pre-editing / Xhtml Conversion
Editors (Epsilon, Edit Plus, Notepad++, etc.) generally provides the features working with element tags. Syntax highlighting is a basic standard of any editor; that is, they color element text differently from regular text. Element and attribute completion based on a DTD. Displaying line numbers is also a common and useful feature, as is providing the ability to reformat a document to follow to a particular style of indenture.

What is CSS?
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used for describing the look and formatting of a document written in a markup language. CSS is designed primarily to enable the separation of document content from document presentation, including elements such as the layout, colors, and fonts.

Image Cropping
Remove text from the background image and capture the single-page as images from supplied source PDF using Adobe Photoshop.

ePub Conversion
ePub files are generated through WinZip with the help of OPF, Xhtml, NCX, and CSS files.

Device View
The generated ePub file will be viewed in devices to verify formatting and links.

The Author is working for KBufferIndia, one of the premium Institutes in E-Publishing.

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