Page-Lists

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jhswift

Many thanks, I will see how much I can get from the Georgia and Childrens Literature books and maybe look at the Tor books later.

Good to hear that displaying the page numbers is not the norm.

Jim

jhswift

I have also had the same disappearing posts issue. After I click submit, the message disappears, but is not posted.  So trying again with a followup post.

I’ve just completed the intial draft of an ebook that contains page-lists. It all seems to have gone OK, getting a clean report from ACE. That was becasue of the invaluable instructions in  https://laurabrady.ca/blog/building-a-page-list, many thanks @Laura.

I think I did depart from the instructions there slightly, because I still used the Object Export Options for those text frames that were the start of a section and which needed epub:type entries. This allowed me to search for </section>     <section> in Sigil and insert the Sigil split marker <hr class=”sigil_split_marker” />.

I’ve not seen any tutorials that mentions this method and am now wondering just how others tackle the details of specifying sections prior to the export from InDesign.

The other, unexpected, issue, was that after including the page-list in the epub, I got several warnings/errors in the ACE report about some meta dependencies. The Violation report, from ACE, was helpful,  Just mentioning this here, in case others are searching this resource for information about getting started with page-lists.

Jim

 

 

 

 

b.keith

Re: sections

A lot of that will come down to your workflow and the kind of book you are working on. I generally do all sections in “post” i.e. running a series of regex’s since in 90% of  the cases sections are in their own files e.g. chapter, copyright page etc. and I can search for h1’s pretty easily and I often have to manually fix some styles since the conditional text in InDesign can do some odd things to them. I do use object styles extensively for asides because they are within the chapters: super handy.

Sounds like you’ve got this. Now it’s a matter of refining for your workflow and the kinds of books you work on 🙂

jhswift

Many thanks for that info.

The workflow that I used for the first ebook with page-lists was just the same workflow as before, with just an extra step of running the PageStalker scrip as the very first step, and then running the Find/Change to replace the  rorohiko text with the pagebreak after the export.

As you say, it’s now just a matter to refining things as different circumstances arise.  I expect the workflow will change radically in June? when the version of InDesign that adds more A11y features is released.

Many thanks for the help

Jim

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