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Epub document to refresh page to play on-load animations

Community Beginner ,
Jan 16, 2024 Jan 16, 2024

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Epub document to refresh page to play on-load animations. Is there a way to do this using a button? The only way I can figure is to have  2 identical pages. Is there a script to reload page?

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Jan 16, 2024 Jan 16, 2024

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Are you referring to EPUB, or Publish Online? They aren't the same thing. (And PDF is yet a third thing.) Very different structures and export processes..


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Yes EPUB..  Sample work in progress  https://indd.adobe.com/view/ace5637f-1565-4d3f-883a-51b4a0fb79d4 

 

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That is Publish Online and as noted...not the same as EPUB.

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EPUB is extraordinarily dependent on the reader used, and it's rare for a book to appear or function the same on any two. That's true of plain text books, and multiplies rapidly when multimedia and interactive elements are added. If you're going to include multimedia elements, you're going to have to choose the reader for which to optimize the book, and repeat the process for any others you wish to have good results on.

 

Unless you are going to sell only on one platform (such as Apple), you should optimize your book for perfect rendering and function on Calibre or Thorium Reader — the latter is technically more standards compliant but has an annoying rendering bug that has gone unfixed for some time. It's then on every (human) reader to use Calibre, or another highly compliant reader, or put up with different rendering and functions, if not outright glitches. (For Apple, use their reader for proofing and optimization.)

 

I am getting the vibe that this is a fixed-page (FXL) EPUB as well, which brings other issues. Unless it's a picture-page book, FXL is a problematic, deprecated format. EPUBs — e-books in general — should be reflowable format unless there is an absolutely compelling reason to use fixed pages. Part of that is because reflowable books have many options for tweaking and fixing rendering and functional issues, while fixed books have, in practical terms, none.

 

But yes, EPUB does in theory support embedded multimedia. If the reader used does.


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Yes it will be a fixed page layout. It is more an interactive picture book. I am using animation  methods available with in design. I hope to tweek the various platform later with different programs to make it more widely usefull.

Again I'm just trying to reload a page.  Perhaps java script, 

 

 Thanks again

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I don't work with FXL at all, and very little with multimedia. The first approach I would try is a navigation button pointing to the same page; that may be dependent on the reader logic ("I'm already on that page, dummy, so I ain't gonna do it!") But specific JS is probably a working (if not necessarily universal) solution.

 

While there are many post-export ("surgery") tools, they're a bit of a crapshoot in function, usability, quirks and being up to date. Good luck.


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