Tables and columns have been around for so long that we don’t give them much thought – even though our daily lives often rely on them. One supports our dinner plates, silverware, fruit bowls, lamps, and books while the other literally supports the roof over our heads. In recognition of all that tables and columns have contributed to civilization, we are returning the favor by supporting their use in document-to-EPUB conversions.
What are the benefits?
For authors, uploaded Word documents that include tables and columns will now pass conversion. This is especially good news for educators publishing text books, developers publishing tech manuals, or businesses publishing data-heavy intellectual property – all of which make excellent design use of tables and columns.
For consumers, simply clicking on the table image in an eBook will provide access to the original, raw table data. This allows readers to interact with the data in various ways such as accessing embedded links or copy and pasting information directly from the table.
The really big news is that Lulu is currently the only platform providing this type of document support – all absolutely free. Compare this with other services that can cost upwards of $400 per conversion.
We’re always looking for ways to make our great self-publishing tools even better and more accessible to everyone. We love hearing your feedback, and work continues to provide support for all the items that matter to our authors and our readers. Check back for more Lulu news in the coming weeks.
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