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Yes it is what we do at the moment with other software. a good pdf is the base to have a proper editorial graphic design and not a "webish page". I have to confess that i will go on with pubcoder. As trial i just re edit a previous book and, after two learning days i have a good result.
What i like more than others:
It works and it is reliable
it is clear what you can do what you can't
Rendition (fantastic tool)
What we miss:
wrapping text around a png (iBook author is perfect)
text flowing automatically through pages with column and page interruption if required (scrolling page is an alternative but not very bookwise)
I am waiting as all publishing market for Apple to allow pages to import .iba to see what happen.
I've been studying Pubcoder for a day and I think Lars is right.
The application is perfect for adding widgets to a layout that doesn't have the features of authoring software. For example, I don't think we can automatically flow text from one page to another or easily place a pgn image in text wrapping. This should be done with other software, OK. In your case only with In design which, by the way, has is own plug in to add widgets, and it works very well exporting in epub3.
90% of Pubcoder's competitors import PDFs generated externally: it is an option. Importing Pages will be more and more important if you think that Apple is transferring the functions of iBook Author to pages. I understand the position of Angelo, I just wanted to express an opinion having produced for the Apple platform a lot of books.
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