I've read that InDesign in CS5 is supposed to do a better job of creating an .epub file.
What about EDITING an .epub file after it has already been created? Dreamweaver is the natural application to be given this functionality -- is this available or will this be available in CS5?
If not, WHEN will it be available?
Does anyone know the answer to these questions, or where I might go to get the answers?
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I asked some specific questions, and you gave me a generic cookie-cutter response which doesn't even answer my questions.
I went to the link you provided and saw nothing that said anything about .epub.
Does anyone else want to try with a HELPFUL response?
I can only assume, then, that the answers to my questions are:
NO, it doesn't, and
NO, there are no plans for Dreamweaver to support editing .epub files natively.
My next question, then, would be "Why not"?
Epub is an e-book file format.
More on .epub files
If you can open your .epub file in a text editor, you can set your DW preferences to handle it in code view.
1) Edit > Preferences > File Types / Editors.
2) Open in Code View: add .epub to the list.
Hope this helps,
A good question! And it should be a natural fit!
Im not sure if it helps but I've looked at Sigil
and at PDFXML Inspector (an Adobe Air App).
All that being said - they should make this happen!
Editing ePub files is very easy. Change the file extention from .epub to .zip. After the sysem warns you you may not be able to use the resulting file, double click on it. The zipped file opens, you see various HTML text files, jpeg type picture files, font files and such. You can use various Adobe programs to edit these files, including Dreamweaver. When finished zip these files back together and change the file extention back to .epub. As an ebook author, I do it all the time. If you want to see some of the books I make, go to Amazon and do an author search for L. Steven Cheairs.