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Yes. Actually, what iBooks Author excels at is letting you format your text precisely, with elaborate styles and style sheets, and preventing the user from changing the font, point size, or theme. You get tremendously precise formatting and layout, and the user can't change anything at all in landscape orientation, while they can scale font size a bit in ...


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There is a way more simple way to do this... I'm using iBooks Author 2.0 it has a "Paste and Retain Styles" option that works like a charm. I edit the code snippets in Xcode then select and copy the section I want: Then control click where I want to paste it into my book: Done! The snippet is included with syntax highlighting: Pro Tip 1: Take time to ...


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I just tried the trick I use to get syntax-highlighted code into Keynote, and I think it works, though I don't have an iPad handy to export the book and try it. Edit the code in MacVim Make sure syntax highlighting is on: Hit escape Type ":syn on" and hit return (don't type the quotes) If you don't see syntax highlighting, you may have vim mis-installed ...


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This is not a direct answer to your question, but it does offer places to find information about its capabilities. I found this collection of links so useful, therefore I want to share it here: Support Documents for iBooks Author Publishing and distribution FAQ Use iPad-safe fonts when authoring books How to make your iBooks accessible Best practices for ...


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The restrictions only apply to the .ibooks format. From the iBooks Author Publishing and Distribution FAQ of 2/7/12: Are there any restrictions on the distribution of works produced with iBooks Author? If a fee is charged for the work and it is in the .ibooks format, the work may only be sold through the iBookstore. If the work is in a ...


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LaTeXiT ...is the solution I'll go with now. You can export your Latex as a picture which can be very easily copied into iBooks Author.


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It is possible in WebKit so it is probably possible in iBooks too. The URL depends on the application, as it's the developer who chooses it. More info here, with the example of launch center, an app which is basically a list of URLs to apps. Try it with the free app Twitterrific (make your link to twitterrific:// – no http://!).


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Using the Botany sample, the text boxes seem to work as expected with the caveat that you have to intentionally click on one of the four corner handles of the text box to make the blue linking triangles appear. I took a small video showing the controls reacting to mouse events. From there, linking works as expected from the perspective of Pages.


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Note that in your question you say "They require the output of iBooks Author to be distributed only through Apple's retail operation." which is not true, you are perectly allowed to use iBooks Author to create material for distribution as PDFs for example, so long as you do not charge. If you charge, then they simply expect you to use the App store as the ...


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The current version of iBooks author works fine for many enterprise customers since they can handle the distribution of the works and don't care to a) make money on the books in the iTunes store (or put another way - intend all Apple distributed books to be free) b) have apple do the hosting of the books in the first place. Also, enterprises have good legal ...


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The only version of iBooks Author currently (1-20-2012) available in the App Store is the standard version, containing the license you cite. At present, the answer to your question appears to be no. There are, of course, other tools by other software companies that can create PDFs (and other software by Apple, such as Pages).


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Everthing Wheat Williams said is spot on, but it's also worth noting that the EULA, found under iBooks Author » About iBooks Author » License Agreement states IMPORTANT NOTE: If you charge a fee for any book or other work you generate using this software (a “Work”), you may only sell or distribute such Work through Apple (e.g., through the iBookstore) ...



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