I have just finished the long and arduous task of typesetting a book using quarkXpress2015. While everything is beautiful on-screen and as a PDF, things get ugly when exporting as ePub for ebooks. I've been at it for a few days, going between quark and Calibre and editing the html and such to try to get it to look as beautiful on ereaders. When I open it on an ipad using ibooks it looks fair, but there is one annoying problem I can't seem to fix. The paragraphs don't break. So if I have a long paragraph that wouldn't fit entirely onto the end of one page, it'll push the whole paragraph to the next page, leaving a huge gap on the previous page. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it!

  • Some screenshots would be helpful.
    – Glorifind
    Nov 12, 2015 at 8:08
  • I'm thinking it has something to do with how the paragraphs are set up in the html. Is there a tag I can use to let ibooks know to break the paragraphs? Here is what each paragraph is currently surrounded by: <div id="box3_20" class="para1"><span class="text4"> MY TEXT HERE </span></div>
    – Ted
    Nov 12, 2015 at 13:12

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Are there paragraph tags in your HTML? <p> to begin and </p> to end are needed for ebooks. I corrected these for a customer recently who had exported epub from QX.

  • I have tried that actually. But I added the tags before and after <div> and </div>. Should I remove <div> and <span> tags and just do <p>?
    – Ted
    Nov 18, 2015 at 15:12

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