Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Classic vs Fixed Layout

For those who are familiar with Classic book, here are some differences between Classic and Fixed Layout books to help you learn more about Fixed Layout books.

ClassicFixed Layout
Consists of chapters and sections (group of sub sections and sub chapters)Consists of pages
Each chapter has unlimited number of elementsEach page has limited number of elements since the page's size is limited
The number of pages in chapters depends on the rendering of different EPUB readers and number of elementsThe number of pages is the same among different EPUB readers
Elements are displayed in the vertical orderingElements are absolutely positioned on the page
The term "Ordering" means the display orderingThe term "Ordering" means the layer ordering
Chapter heading is displayed on each chapter by defaultPage title is not displayed on each page by default
Page Break, Anchor Bookmark, List are supportedPage Break, Anchor Bookmark, List are not supported
No page and book backgroundSupport image as page (includes two-page spread) and book background

1 comment:

  1. Upgrade fantastic. The new features are interesting. Now with the new mode (fixed layout) you can freely position text and images as with Ibooks Author.

    Who knows how will the three version of this software :).

    David Massaroni.