EPUB ebooks with metadata—cop-e-boox
Using cop-e-boox, you can produce valid EPUB 3.0 ebooks and view them on tablets such as the iPad. With the numerous samples of ebook styles and cascading style sheets (CSS) available, you have control over how text appears in e-readers, formats of tables and sizing of figures. The XML stylesheet settings to produce EPUB, as well as CSS stylesheets that you include in the EPUB document, are easy to follow and well documented with instructions.
Here are some of the document structure and text styles you can set up:
- styles—cascading stylesheets (CSS) with "commented" documentation for styles
- chunks—control depth of sections for each page
- TOCs—display tables of contents (book, or book and chapters), depth of sections in TOCs, lists of figures and tables (together or in separate pages), text styles for TOC
- tables—table width, border styles (line type, colour, thickness) for table frame and cells, automatic indenting and alignment of numbers in tables, alternating row colours (striped tables)
- sections—numbering of section titles, set depth of sections for label numbering (e.g. second-level, third-level)
- text—format of title page (author, co-author, editor, logo), styles for body text and up to five section levels, formatting of hyperlinks and email addresses
- generated text—control generated text for titles (e.g. "Chapter", "Appendix", "Preface"), single or double quotation marks
Dublin Core metadata
Your EPUB ebooks can include relevant Dublin Core metadata elements. Clients may also choose to provide us with other document details so we can include optional elements. Metadata covers various information about documents that helps with data storage and retrieval, marketing purposes, and assists the discoverability of material online and through databases.