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Creating an iBook eBook PDF

By October 7, 2014User Experience Design

Creating ePub files with Pages

Learn how to create ePub files with Pages.

ePub is an open ebook standard produced by the International Digital Publishing Forum. Pages lets you export your documents in ePub format for reading with iBooks on your iOS device or Mac. iBooks supports both ePub and PDF file formats, and you can export both from Pages.

Creating an ePub Document to read in iBooks

You can export any Pages word processing document to the ePub file format for reading in an ePub reader, such as the iBooks app for iOS or Mac. Documents created in page layout templates can’t be exported to the ePub format.

Documents you export to ePub format will look different than their Pages counterparts. If you want to get the best document fidelity between the Pages and ePub formats, style your Pages document with paragraph styles and other formatting attributes allowed in an ePub file. A sample document is provided below that features styles and guidelines to help you create a Pages document that’s optimized for export to the ePub file format, which you can use as a template or a guide. To learn more about using paragraph styles in Pages, see the topics under the heading “Working with Styles” in the Help menu in Pages.

To use the “ePub Best Practices” sample document

To learn more about using the ePub format and get a better feel for how a Pages document might appear as an ePub file, it’s a good idea to download the “ePub Best Practices” sample document. After reading the guidelines and instructions within the document, you can use it as a template to create your own document. You can also import the styles from the sample document into a new document you create.


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Download the “ePub Best Practices” sample document

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