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Table of Contents

Title Page

From the Horse’s Mouth

Preface

Bring on the revolution

About the author

How this book is structured

Conventions and terms used in this book

Chapter 1: Introduction to Ebooks and Jutoh

Ebook formats

What is Jutoh?

What kinds of book can be created with Jutoh?

The book creation lifecycle

How to get content into Jutoh

Tools to use with Jutoh

Summary

Chapter 2: Getting Started

Creating a new project

Step 1. Metadata

Step 2. Project Location

Step 3. Layout Choice

Step 4. Import Options

Step 5. Import Method

Step 6. Single File Import

Step 7. Cover Design

Using Quick Convert

Compiling the project

Summary

Chapter 3: The Jutoh User Interface

Menu bar and toolbar (1)

Organizer (2)

Control Panel (3)

Document area (4)

Error windows (5)

Formatting Palette (6)

Getting help

Project properties dialog

Customising the user interface

Summary

Chapter 4: Working With Projects

Overview

Creating and deleting documents

Moving documents

Managing project files

Where is my project?

Document types

Source code document

Summary

Chapter 5. Importing Files

Quick Convert

What can Jutoh import?

Microsoft Word XML (DOCX) and OpenDocument Text (ODT)

Plain text

HTML

Epub

Importing into an existing project

Reimporting

Summary

Chapter 6: Editing and Formatting Content

Why divide a book into sections?

Basic content editing

Formatting text

Formatting paragraphs

Special symbols

Pictures

Page breaks

Non-breaking spaces and hyphens

Horizontal rules

Bookmarks

Links

Footnotes

Index entries

Comments

The basics of formatting using named styles

Using the formatting palette to apply styles

Applying styles using shortcuts and favourites

Using fonts

Line and paragraph spacing

Indentation

Alignment

Drop caps

Headings

Lists

Adding keywords

Editing document properties

Previewing your work

Summary

Chapter 7: Editing Your Book’s Metadata

The metadata panel

Metadata elements

Viewing the generated metadata

Specifying metadata defaults

Summary

Chapter 8: Creating Your Cover Design

Cover design basics

Using an existing design

Using the cover designer

Object size and position

Object background

Text

Exporting your design

Specifying a cover for Kindle

The cover page versus the cover image

Specifying the cover image format

Using multiple cover designs

Cover display on different devices

Summary

Chapter 9: Understanding Configurations

Configuration basics

Editing configurations

Using configurations

Configuration categories

Locations

Formats

Cover Design

Options

Styles

String Tables

HTML Formatting

Text Formatting

Images and Media

Advanced Formatting

Chapter Separators

Fonts and Colour

Mobile

Fixed Layout

Speech

Navigation

Conditional Sections

Commands

Comments

Checking

General

Summary

Chapter 10: Working With Pictures

Inserting and editing pictures

Editing basic picture properties

Editing size properties

Editing margin, border, background and advanced properties

Adding captions to images

Special considerations for iBooks

Inserting SVG pictures

Importing pictures from DOCX, ODT and HTML

Controlling image export

Exporting images to files

Working with large images

Using media objects to insert images

Summary

Chapter 11: Working With Indexes

Creating an advanced table of content

Editing table of contents properties

Adding multiple tables

How tables are output to OpenDocument

Specifying and stripping link styling

Creating a table of contents manually

Creating a table of contents for a fixed layout book

Epub 3 considerations

Creating an alphabetical index

Configuration

Importing index entries

Creating footnotes and endnotes

Configuration

Footnotes

Endnotes

Importing footnotes

Creating a bibliography

Creating citations and a bibliography

How Jutoh stores bibliographic entries

Creating and updating the bibliography

Changing bibliographic settings

Managing bibliographic databases

Editing bibliography formatting

Exporting to OpenDocument

Summary

Chapter 12: Working With Style Sheets

Introduction

Kinds of style

Editing style sheets

Editing paragraph styles

Editing character styles

Editing list styles

Editing box styles

Creating new styles

Applying named styles

Automatic styles

CSS dimensions

CSS customisation

Special style names

Importing and exporting style sheets

Finding and replacing styles

Style substitutions

Using styles to change ebook content

Automatic heading numbering

Link styles

What is a link style?

Creating and editing link styles

Assigning styles to link categories

Using character and paragraph styles with link styles

Setting configuration options

Summary

Chapter 13: Working With String Tables

Introduction

Troubleshooting string tables

Summary

Chapter 14: Working With Tables

Introduction

Creating and editing tables

Editing tables

Changing the size of cells, rows and columns

About table borders

Importing tables

Table compatibility in ebook readers

Editing the template gallery

Summary

Chapter 15: Working With Boxes

Introduction

Creating and editing boxes

Importing boxes

Using box styles

Text box compatibility in ebook readers

Summary

Chapter 16: Working With Tag Objects

Introduction

Inserting tag objects

Anatomy of a tag object

Code generation

Custom tag objects

Summary

Chapter 17: Adding Narration to Your Book

Introduction

Step 1. Mark up your document with spans and identifiers

Step 2. Add your narration audio files to Jutoh

Step 3. Create a label file

Step 4. Import the label track

Step 5. Specify a character style for highlighting narrated content

Step 6. Compile the book

Summary

Chapter 18: Creating Fixed Layout Books

The fixed layout sample

What is a fixed layout book?

Starting from an existing file format

What are the disadvantages of using fixed layout?

What formats and features are supported by Jutoh?

Creating a fixed layout project

Editing pages

Adding image and text objects

Clipboard operations

Selection and keyboard navigation

Aligning objects

Adding borders

Pre-rendering objects

Font size and dimension units

Embedding fonts

Table of contents

Cover

Generating and testing your ebook

Changing fixed layout configuration settings

Formatting for Kindle

Magnified regions in KF8

Recommended settings for KF8

Formatting for iBooks/Kobo

Formatting for CBZ comic books

Using a regular reflowable project as a fixed layout book

Faking fixed layout using a reflowable project

Further reading

Summary

Chapter 19: Adding Interactivity To Your Book

Introduction

Form objects

Using form objects

Summary

Chapter 20: Making Your Books Accessible

Introduction

Epub 3 and Jutoh

Editing your project for accessibility

How the style mapping works

Using speech in your books

Devices and software supporting Epub 3

Further reading

Summary

Chapter 21: Working With Text-To-Speech

Introduction

How does Jutoh support text-to-speech?

Configurations and speech profiles

Speech markup

Previewing speech

Lexicons

Speech archives

Techniques for effective speech markup

1. Use the ‘Say as’ property

2. Use Alias, Phoneme, lexicons and custom pronunciations

3. Use paragraph and character styles

4. Use Pause objects and punctuation

5. Use conditional formatting

6. Use alternative text and table title/description

Summary

Chapter 22: Formatting For Print

Introduction

Using the Print on Demand Wizard

Setting configuration options

Specifying page layout

Special style names

Using headers and footers

Setting the outline style

Creating a table of contents

How page styles work in LibreOffice/OpenOffice

Importing from ODT and DOCX

Summary

Chapter 23: Conditional Formatting

Introduction

Tagging whole section and media documents

Tagging chunks of content

Specifying string variables in your content

Specifying conditional paragraph styles

Managing multiple configurations

Summary

Chapter 24: Advanced Topics

Embedding fonts

Embedding media

Embedding a PDF

Setting a background image

Understanding encodings

Guide types

How to format drop caps

How to format small caps

How to add an ISBN to your books

Jutoh and Epub 3

Summary

Chapter 25: Troubleshooting Your Book

What errors can occur?

How Jutoh displays errors

Syntax errors

Structural errors

Formatting errors

Content errors

Platform errors

Smashwords errors

Kindle errors

iBooks errors

Lulu errors

Import/export errors

Import errors

Export errors

Expectation errors

Third-party troubleshooting tools

When all else fails

Summary

Chapter 26: Understanding Ebook Formats and Platforms

Formats

Epub

Mobipocket

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)

OpenDocument Text (ODT)

MP3

Platforms

Amazon Kindle

iBooks

Barnes & Noble Nook

Kobo

Diesel eBook Store

Lulu

Smashwords

Your own web site

Caveats about using multiple distribution platforms

Summary

Chapter 27: Marketing Your Book

Step 1: Describe your book

Step 2: Be able to talk confidently about it

Step 3: Find your Special Subject – be an expert or an enthusiast

Step 4: Build a platform

Further tips

Essential reading

Summary

Glossary

Appendix A: Installing Jutoh

Installing on Windows

Installing on Mac OS X

Installing on Linux

How to use Jutoh with an external drive

Overview

Using a mobile drive for data

Using a mobile drive for settings

Running Jutoh from a mobile drive

Launching Jutoh on Windows

Launching Jutoh on Linux

Launching Jutoh on Mac

Appendix B: Configuring Jutoh

Viewer applications

Conversion and checking applications

Text-to-speech configuration

CereVoice

Cepstral

eSpeak

LAME MP3 Encoder

Customising shortcuts and favourites

Favourites

Customising toolbars

Customising auto-replace

Appearance options

Desktop options

Project options

Miscellaneous options

Appendix C: The Jutoh Box Model

Appendix D: The Bibliographic Formatting Language

Introduction

An example template

Constructs

Using variables

How to edit and use formatting templates

Appendix E: Speech Markup Reference

Property reference

Unsupported SSML features

Appendix F: Speech Profile Reference

Formats

Speech archive

Speech properties

Options

Lexicons

Speech enhancements

Appendix G: Alphabet Description Reference

About alphabet descriptions

Alphabet syntax

Change Log


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