Pages is a great program utilized to develop visually appealing documents, however you may not realize just how functional it is. It can likewise be used to create electronic e-books for the iBooks application, as well as sold on the iBooks Store.

This conversion from Pages to iBooks is done using the ePub file format, which is used for digital publications on Apple’s iBooks application on both OS X and also iOS. With Pages for OS X you can export a message document directly right into ePub, and also import it directly into iBooks for OS X.

For those aiming to self-publish, in Pages you could add Retina display-quality graphics, chapters, headings, custom-made art work, even video clip clips. Pages turns it right into an ePub you could share, or perhaps market on Apple’s iBooks Store.

Step 1

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The text document

Open your prospective publication’s text documents in Pages, in this instance, we’re making use of The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer from Job Gutenberg (gutenberg.org), downloaded and install as a message data, to turn from ordinary text right into a media-rich, electronic book.

Step 2


Use the Format window

It’s feasible to turn a content paper straight right into an electronic ePub documents making use of the guide in Action 8. Digital publications are much a lot more friendly if you format the text. Choose Sight > Inspector > Format. Click the Paragraph Styles area to view the content styles available.

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Change the title

Find guide’s title (or write it in complete). Highlight the message as well as select Title from the Paragraph Styles food selection (Layout bar). Styling up the title is necessary due to the fact that Pages uses it to list guide in numerous areas, such as Contents. Only use this Title design once.

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Add chapter headings

You use Styles to recognize chapters. These are after that made use of to create the contents. Discover the first chapter title and alter its design to Heading. For a sub-title, transform its design to Heading 2. You could likewise use Heading 3 and more, but it could make the materials look cluttered.

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Cover image

Create a cover image by visiting the begin of the text as well as decide on Insert > Web page Break. Now drag a picture documents to the initial web page. Click the graphic, drag it so it breaks right into position, then use the burden deal with (bottom right) to resize it. You desire it to fill the whole page.

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Create the chapter list

At the start of your message (after the graphic) pick Insert > Table Of Contents > Document. A Generating Tabulation box appears. You’ll see a box showing the title as well as headings marked with the Designs. This shows up when you click Materials in iBooks.

Step 7


Adding video

For the complete electronic feel, you could also bring in video to ePub papers. Drag a video clip file from the Finder into the Pages document. The video clip is converted to a iOS-compatible style when you export the documents from Pages for OS X.

Step 8


Export the book

To create the publication, Select File > Export To > ePub. Fill out the Title and Writer industries, as well as pick a style for the Main classification. Click Advanced Options, choose Use the First Page as the Book Cover Photo as well as click Following. Save when prompted, then click Export.

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Open in iBooks

Open iBooks and choose Data > Bring in to Collection. Select the ePub documents and click Bring in. It looks like any sort of various other e-book in the iBooks application– click to open it. Your initial page will be the cover and the Materials symbol presents the contents you brought in utilizing Designs. Enjoy your book!