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Joebill
01-15-2010, 09:25 PM
I have a number of poems in plain text I would like to convert them to epub, or Digital pdf, or some other format so I can put them up for free download.

I have Sigil, eCub, and Atlantis downloaded and installed. Probably easy to convert, but it has been a long work week and I am rather tired.

So, how do I do this ? Are there examples that come with the programs, a faq here I didn't spot ? What is the correct direction ?

Hmmm. Maybe I just need some rest. I'll do that, and check back in after a few hours, and see what I can find in the way of examples, docs, etc.

Thank you.

Solitaire1
01-16-2010, 02:19 AM
I have a number of poems in plain text I would like to convert them to epub, or Digital pdf, or some other format so I can put them up for free download.

I have Sigil, eCub, and Atlantis downloaded and installed. Probably easy to convert, but it has been a long work week and I am rather tired.

So, how do I do this ? Are there examples that come with the programs, a faq here I didn't spot ? What is the correct direction ?

Hmmm. Maybe I just need some rest. I'll do that, and check back in after a few hours, and see what I can find in the way of examples, docs, etc.

Thank you.

One program you can use is OpenOffice.org (a free office suite). The following thread may provide the help you seek when using OpenOffice.org to convert plain text files into other formats: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62934

OpenOffice.org will save files as PDFs, but as far as I know it doesn't support epub (yet).

Joebill
01-16-2010, 09:15 AM
I have openoffice installed, I'll check that thread.

Joebill
01-16-2010, 09:23 AM
Hmm... I have a scanner that can save to pdf. Seems like a much faster method.

rogue_ronin
01-17-2010, 01:30 AM
Just open the text file in Sigil.

Format it to your taste.

Save as ePub.

Done.

m a r

Joebill
01-17-2010, 01:36 AM
Atlantis did it for me. I just imported in, exported as epub.

Pranananda
05-11-2010, 12:10 AM
Joebill,

Calibre will also convert text files to epub, lit, mobi, and other ebook formats.