The EPUB format is an open digital book (eBook) standard from the You can create a book using any Pages template, or you can use. Choose from a variety of predesigned book templates to create an interactive EPUB book that can be viewed in Apple Books. Pages includes two categories of templates specially designed for creating EPUB books. In the document manager in Pages on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or on. The Export to EPUB feature in Apple's Pages can set you up with interactive You'll find these listed under Books in the template chooser.
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Apple's latest version of Pages adds robust support for EPUB3 files, letting you Pages includes four reflowable templates: Blank Book, Basic. If you want to create great-looking ebooks with minimal hassle, your best option is Thanks to a recent update, Apple's Pages now includes tools to turn any But it offers both fixed templates – where the layout of each page. Learn how to create an eBook with our guide and free eBook templates. Pages is a word processor like Microsoft Word, but it's so much nicer to use.
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This has been fixed, which means you can purposefully force your ebook to have certain text on certain pages. That said, Pages takes a shortcut here with its text styling; if you look at the code of your resulting export, all text styles come out as various CSS classes for the paragraph tag. Other fun stuff you can do: You can style text with small caps, use superscript or subscript, add character spacing, and indent your text; lists now render properly though they still use custom CSS to emulate lists rather than the HTML li and ul list tags ; tables render as selectable tables, rather than images, and can be color-customized; floating images will render as static images, rather than disappearing altogether; and if you export a document that has tracked changes pending, it automatically accepts all changes when rendering.
Floating images no longer disappear on export; instead, they lock down in place though the resulting code doesn't properly wrap images.
Things that still need work At least now there's a warning when you've added too many images; previously, Pages wouldn't alert you if your file was too large. I would much rather have all images in the book shrunk to lower resolution than have them disappear entirely.
When in doubt, Pages converts elements to images: Despite the fact that the CSS stylings exist for adding borders, if you attempt to apply any to your images or inserted text, Pages flattens them onto the element in the export process, making a new image.
You can do the same in a Pages document, but none of it translates when you export your ebook. Custom fonts, in particular, would be a nice improvement. Pages uses arbitrary CSS classes to style everything from paragraphs to tables. Should you make an ebook in Pages 5.
If nothing else, testing your output is a lot easier thanks to the existence of iBooks for Mac. Updated at 6PM ET to note that you can use a table of contents to partially map header tags, and to fix a mention of list tags being used.
To comment on this article and other Macworld content, visit our Facebook page or our Twitter feed. Or do you want your ebook layout to stay the same regardless of device size and orientation? Ideally, you should pick the Reflowable layout for a text-heavy book or a word processing document.
Step 2: Set Up a Template You can create an ebook from a blank document or from any of the free Pages templates available in the template chooser that pops up when you open the app. But it helps to start out with one of the templates designed specifically for ebooks. Already started with a basic blank document and want to switch to a new template?
To confirm, open the Document inspector. Under the Document tab, the checkbox for Document Body appears unselected.
If you had a word processing document open, the Document Body box would appear selected. You can insert text, images, videos, tables, charts, and shapes using the appropriate toolbar buttons. Thus images, shapes, and other objects will always appear inline.
And in that case, to ensure that an object stays inline, first select it and open the Arrange tab of the Format inspector. This process is where page layout templates differ from word processing ones.
In word processing templates, adding pages equals inserting a blank page after the cursor location.