10-01-2008, 01:08 PM
I've got an e-book that has a single rtf for each chapter in a directory. Is there an easy way to use caibre or another tool to import them as individual chapters in a single lrf? I've been poking around with caibre and bookdesigner without much luck. There's a smattering of images that would be nice to save, but it isn't really a requirement.
10-01-2008, 01:23 PM
You could copy the contents of each file from WordPad, or Word, or OpenOffice, etc. into BookDesigner, or Word, Wordpad, OpenOffice, etc. for that matter, and get a single file that way ....
10-01-2008, 01:30 PM
I thought about that, but at thirty+ chapters I was hoping for an easy way to merge them... Anyone know if the rtf format is friendly with the linux >> append?
I'd convert the RTF to HTML then cat them together here is a link (http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Text-Editing-Processing/Word-Processors/RTF-to-HTML-convertor-6762.shtml). Then run tidy on the HTML
From there you can use calire to create an LRF
10-01-2008, 02:30 PM
Generally Calibre uses all the files in one zip file to create a single book. You might ask in that group if there is a solution to your problem. I know they can handle multiple HTML files divided by chapters but I am not sure about rtf.
10-01-2008, 05:27 PM
Thanks everyone, I got something put together with this, now I just need to strip out some page references with sed and I'm in good shape.
10-02-2008, 11:24 AM
Have you tried ABC Text Merger? I find it useful. I have combined several books in various series into one volume using this software. Got Harry Potter in one book with seven long chapters!
10-03-2008, 01:41 AM
Once your rtf's have been brought into into it (in scenes and chapters), you can tag them, re-arrange them until you're happy, and then output a single html or rtf file.
Very handy stuff.