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ePublishing with InDesign CS6: Design and produce digital publications for tablets, ereaders, smartphones, and more by Pariah Burke

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Editing Files Inside an EPUB

Regardless of whether you’re on a Mac or Windows, you’ll find the same files inside every EPUB. In this chapter’s Lesson Files folder, you’ll find one of the EPUBs generated in an earlier chapter already unzipped—wwoz_ch4.epub. If you don’t have an EPUB of your own on hand, check out that one by opening the various files in an XML or HTML editor or a text editor like Windows’ Notepad or Mac’s TextEdit. The following sections discuss what each of the files are, what they do, and why you need them.

MIME Type

Located in the root of the EPUB archive—and the root folder of the expanded EPUB—is the MIME type file. You might already be familiar with the term MIME type from web-design work, and you may have even seen it in ...

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