Is there any way to export page numbers, or at least page number tags when exporting an indesign file or story as XHTML?
So far I've not seen a way and REALLY don't want to have to insert tags manually in to the code.
Well, yes the ePUB (and MOBI as well) will have hyperlinks and text anchors to the to of each page. But the trouble is there's about 50 books, each with about 350 pages and no index information in the inDesign.
I'm gonna go mad and blind putting in tags for each page - so if it's possible for InDesign to spit out "something" at the top of each page then it'll be a great help. Doesn't matter what it is, becuse the code goes through some clean-up code and I can turn those "somethings" into properly enumerated tags.
Have you ever done this before? For all intents and purposes, there's no such thing as a page in an epub.
"Pages" will start and end in different places depending upon the epub reader and the choices that the reader makes for them. The only way around it would be to create 350 different HTML files.
Yup, made HUNDREDS of eBooks before, so I know all about reflowable text and the 'no page number' thing.
The generally accepted method for making indexes in eBooks is to take the index from the printed version eg:
and create hyperlinks on the page number to the equivelant point in the text where the physical page appears in the printed book (eg, as documented by Joshua Tallent).
Creating an HTML per page doesn't sound like a viable solution to me, even if I could automate the splitting up of the file, which I can't because I don't know where the page boundaries are
Sorry, but the only thing I can think of is use text anchors and hyperlinks. Someone else may have better, automated solution but I really don't see how. I'll be curious to see what you may come up with.
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