Fletcher on 02 Jan, 2016 01:48 PM
Thanks for writing in (and it's great to hear that my software is used
at Omni!!!! I use at least one of your products almost every day!)
EPUB3 -- When I last messed around with EPUB, v3 was not out, or at
least not well supported. I do need to look back at it, especially
since MathML is (at least sometimes) supported in v3. Not sure about
the EPUB-specific HUD -- the way to do that might be a template for your
source document that prefills metadata at the top (e.g. TextExpander).
Multi-File Projects -- I've got something for this on the back burner
that I want to get back to for the Pro version.
EPUB/CSS -- this can be done.
Image compression -- this is probably outside the scope of what I'll be
MMD within HTML -- can you send me an example of what doesn't work? MMD
works within HTML elements with the 'markdown="1"' attribute.
Apologies for the delayed response; we've been rolling updates
and I was on vacation for a bit after the New Year.
Happy to have a separate conversation with you about EPUB3, if
you'd like. We've been relying heavily on that for our docs,
particularly the bits needed to deliver our books through the
iBooks Store. There are a few additional things you need to do to
the OPF file for iBooks, and we rely on the bookid (in lieu of an
ISBN) paired with metadata timestamps to deliver updates.
Here's the blob of mixed MMD/HTML that I mentioned earlier:
If you press **Control-Command-0** (that's a zero, not a capital
O), OmniGraffle resizes the Canvas view so that the entire diagram
fits in the window. This comes in handy for trying out the Layout
Types in the popup menu, because OmniGraffle redraws and rescales
the objects on the canvas for you. You can just select a Layout
Type, adjust the object spreads, and then kick back and watch the
drawing engine do its thing.
If you did not have **Auto layout** turned on in the Diagram
Layout inspector, you would need to click **Lay Out Now** in the
inspector to see the changes you've made.
I've attached a screenshot of what this looks like in MMDC
(b42), and how it appears in an Exported EPUB. It looks like the
MMD tool sees the HTML block and skips past any MMD within the