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table in epub

Jan 20, 2013 3:21 AM

Hello, could anybody be so kind and help me with tables in epub? I want table without borders in epub. Indesign:

 

ilja-indesign.JPG

Settings of cells:

ilja-cell.JPG

or (does't matter which one):

ilja-cell_1.JPG

Epub:

ilja-epub.JPG

In html I can see:

ilja-html_before.JPG

If I have eddited html code with:

ilja-html_after.JPG

I can see this table without borders in readers...

ilja-epub_after.JPG

 

I need to know where I  am wrong in Indesign. Thx a lot for your help... Ilja

 
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    Jan 20, 2013 5:29 AM   in reply to cadispraha

    InDesign is not an "e-pub editor". The current functionality is not to *create* an exact copy of your work as an e-pub, it's just there to *facilitate* to export existing content to a format to be worked on with a *real* e-pub editor.

     

    To chnage table borders (and, indeed, do *anything* with regards to table formatting), you need to open the exported e-pub document and adjust the CSS style document, and optionally the HTML file. For most purposes, adjusting the CSS is enough. To edit the e-pub document, you can use a dedicated editor such as Sigil, or just manually unpack, edit, and re-pack the e-pub file. That is not straightforward, as it has a few demands, but it has been asked before and a quick Google query will show lots of ways to do so.

     
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    Jan 20, 2013 5:31 AM   in reply to [Jongware]

    Um. (After re-reading :D) So yeah, you are on the right track there. Since table formatting does not carry over into the e-pub, you must change it manually.

     
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    Jan 20, 2013 5:32 AM   in reply to cadispraha

    border-style: none

     

    Bob

     
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    Jan 20, 2013 6:34 AM   in reply to cadispraha

    I haven't followed this too closely, but if you just want to add one

    line of CSS to your ePub export, just add a "custom CSS" file when

    exporting from InDesign. InDesign CS6 (don't remember about previous

    versions) has the option of attaching a custom CSS file to all your ePubs.

     

    Ariel

     
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