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EPUB Straight to the Point: Creating ebooks for the Apple iPad and other ereaders by Elizabeth Castro

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Chapter 1. Using Word to write EPUB

Microsoft Word is the most popular word processor in the world so it’s fortunate that you can use Word files as the basis for generating an ebook in EPUB format. Unfortunately, EPUB can’t recognize Word directly, so you’ll have to save your documents in HTML format, and then adjust the files so that EPUB can use them. I’ll show you the whole process in this chapter, particularly how to:

• Style your Word document

• Save Word files as HTML

• Prepare your Word-generated HTML files for EPUB

Of course, you don’t have to use Word. If you have InDesign, you can skip Word completely (and begin in the next chapter). You can even use a text editor to write your XHTML and CSS files from scratch, following the guidelines ...

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