In the previous post I mentioned the epub format in passing, saying it also had issues. However, I didn't bother to qualify that, nor did I give an epub sample.
When I went back to create the sample, I discovered that the 1.5 release of Adobe Digital Editions no longer worked with the epubs generated by our toolchain (and, by no longer worked, I mean looped-burning-up-CPU-until-crashing no longer worked—DE is a remarkably fragile piece of software.)
Anyway, I fixed that up (and, in the process, discovered that while
id="fig:one" should be perfectly valid xhtml, epubcheck and DE both say not. Sigh).
So, here's the complete list of the versions of that sample chapter.
- In PDF format.
- In a rough-and-ready HTML format
- In .mobi format (which is suitable for the Kindle—just copy it to your Kindle's
documentsfolder). You'll want to right-click and "Save As" to download this link.
- In .epub format (which I've only tested in DE). Again, you'll want to right-click and "Save As" to download this link.
epub is clearly better than mobi for formatting, but still has issues. But, I thought I'd post them all here for comparison purposes.