Content layout

The content you lovingly craft needs to be transformed from a static page-by-page view in BookWright into a flowing, dynamically laid out ebook. This section will walk you through the process so that you can get predictable, beautiful results in your ebook.

Mapping BookWright containers to an ebook

In general ebooks look their best on e-reader apps when the layout is simple and stacked vertically. The conversion from what you see in BookWright to an ebook tries to stack your content, single file, vertically.

We call this the “More than one, stack it” rule.

That means if you position page elements side-by-side (images or text), they will be stacked vertically according to their reading order (left-to-right, top-to-bottom).
In the following example we have two images (with captions) side by side in BookWright.


Those two images (and their captions) will be stacked in the ebook.


View of the same content in the ebook on a tablet and phone.

 

In the following example we have an image with caption and text side by side. Because there is more than one container they will be stacked in the ebook.

 


View of the same content in the ebook on a tablet and phone.

 

Wrapping text around images

There is one exception to the “More than one, stack it” rule. If you position text to the right or left of an image (with no caption) we’ll wrap text around that image in the ebook. In this manner you can use Text Flows to elegantly wrap text around images.

In the following example we have an image, without a caption, with text to the right and below it. The text content will wrap around the right of the image in the ebook.


Text to the right of an image in BookWright


View of wrapped text in the ebook

 

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