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ePub is an open ebook standard produced by the International Digital Publishing Forum. Pages ’09 lets you export your documents in ePub format for reading with iBooks on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
iBooks supports both ePub and PDF file formats, and you can export both from Pages.
When to use ePub or PDF
Use ePub when text is the most important part of your document, for example when you create a book, a report, a paper, a thesis, or classroom reading material.
More details on using ePub
Optimized for iBooks features such as changes in text size, font, and orientation (rotating your device between landscape or portrait).
Support for video embedded in a document.
Support for iBooks notes.
Navigation using an automatically generated Table of Contents.
Note that some content is not supported by the ePub file format standard and will be removed from your document when exporting to ePub:
Headers and footers.
Footnotes (converted to endnotes).
Some image effects such as shadows.
Images beyond the 11MB of un-encoded image data allocation per chapter.
Only available for Pages word processing documents.
Use PDF when layout is the most important part of your document, for example when you create a brochure, a flyer, or a manual with multiple illustrations.
More details on using PDF
Preserves all content, formatting, and fonts as you intended.
Documents are formatted as either portrait or landscape and do not change.
PDF does not reflow when switching the orientation of your device.
Users can not change fonts or font size.
Available for either Pages word processing or Page Layout documents.
The only way to get Pages documents with floating graphics to iBooks.
No support for video.
No support for iBooks notes.
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 application on the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Documents created in page layout templates can’t be exported to the ePub format.
January 11, 2013
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