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EPUB 2.0.1 and EPUB 3.0

Participant ,
Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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Hi,

 

Which one should I choose (EPUB 2.0.1 or EPUB 3.0)?

 

Hosun

 

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Community Expert , Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

Never use EPUB 2.xx. It's a legacy format for use only when an existing document library needs to be matched.

 

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Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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Never use EPUB 2.xx. It's a legacy format for use only when an existing document library needs to be matched.

 


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Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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In EPUB 2.1.0, I see below.

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In EPUB 3.0, the Table of Contents doesn't appear.

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What's going on?

 

Hosun

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Is the TOC at the end of the exported document? (Probably.)

 

You have to anchor the TOC frame to the main text flow for it to show up in place and not be considered a  'second flow' and pushed to the end of the document. Drag the anchor point (blue square at upper right on the frame) to the end of the immediately prior paragraph that you want it to follow.

 

And keep in mind that ebooks typically don't need a visual/in-text TOC if the dynamic (reader) TOC is set up correctly. Use the features of EPUB etc. to create an advanced publication, not just replicate print.

 


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Thank you very much for your reply.

 

The screenshot below is what I did.

Could you comment on it, if you don't mind?

 

Hosun

 

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Or, deleting TOC is the best way?

 

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Oh, I see, you're using a Book.

It looks as if there is no primary flow text ahead of the TOC, depending on how the Cover section is structured. You could put the TOC in that first chapter and anchor it to the last paragraph.

 

Or you might try putting a text frame in the TOC chapter, with one Body Text paragraph in it, and anchoring the TOC frame to it. I can't recall offhand having done a TOC  this way (completely in a Book chapter of its own), but it's where I'd start.

 

I am not sure I'd use a Book structure for something this short. Keeping chapters in individual INDD files is usually to permit collaboration (with the chapters from different author/sources) or to break up a very large publication. Going to a single file would bypass many steps, complications and potential problems.

 


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