Post by Retread-Retired-Cameron on Jan 5, 2020 14:51:42 GMT
Okay, not being an epub expert but having created a few I'll address what I can.
First, you can use whatever font and font size you want as that is one of the things a reader can adjust.
Next up, Headings.
This is from Lulu's guide to formatting a Word document for conversion to an epub:
A well-formatted eBook only requires the use of the following styles, plus they are the only ones recognized by our converter:
Heading 1 (Title, Main Sections) Heading 2 (Chapters or Sections) Heading 3 (Subsections) Normal (Paragraph or text style) Direct (Inline) Formatting such as bold, italics, bullets, and numbered lists
Lulu Press has a number of FAQS on epub, but in reality if your book doesn't have chapters all you should need to use is Heading 1 on the Title and Heading 2 at the beginning of the main section. For more details from Lulu Press Inc try the following: connect.lulu.com/en/search?adv=0&cat=109&subcats=1&search=epub
Since I haven't seen the file and also have no clue what word processor or other software you used to format the file, this is about as good as I can do other than suggest you check to make sure your heading styles are used in order, i.e.: H1 followed by H2. If memory serves you can use H1 followed by H1 followed by H2 but not H1 followed by H2 followed by H1.
Ian, let me have a look at your Word document. It will take me a few minutes to tell you what the exact problem is. I will even test it on lulu to make sure it goes through before giving it back to you.
I always always avoid Heading 3. There's something about the converter that glitches when there is a 3rd heading.
Ian, I too had made several ebooks with lulu. However I was unable to make my last one into an eBook. I contacted support but they couldn't help me. Fortunately Paul(on the staff at the old forums) was able to assist me and I was sucessful. I was so sorry to see the old forums go, but I'm happy Benziger started this new one.
Larika, I honestly don’t know as I haven’t published any eBooks recently. However I don’t see any reason why it shouldn’t as the basic premises for eBooks have not changed. I always approached eBooks from a technical and engineering specification basis and I was always at odds with some Lulu’ers and Lulu itself who preferred the ‘bastardized’ Word method. I studied the published eBook standards and produced a methodology based on that which was fine for those wishing to work on employing the methodology. But for the majority of Lulu’ers, then and now I guess the same, they wanted a “what you see is what you get” similar to Web Design whereas I design from a “code” basis. Perhaps it’s time for me to review my work and confirm my original thinking. I hope this helps.
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