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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 3. Inside an EPUB file

Although few people will write EPUB files completely from scratch—computers are much better suited to the task than humans—computers still aren’t quite up to doing it on their own. The best approach, until there is a robust, complete solution for creating EPUBs, is to use a variety of tools, typically InDesign or Word to generate the initial code, and then a text editor to polish it up.

In this chapter you’ll learn how to:

• unzip an EPUB file from InDesign or elsewhere and look inside it,

• recognize and create the individual files within an EPUB document, including the files that contain the text and images in the ebook, the file that serves as the basis for the navigational table of contents and the file that ...

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