View Full Version : ODFToEPub 1.1 has been released


wdonne
07-09-2010, 04:53 PM
ODFToEPub 1.1 has some new features that provide for more professional e-book making:

- Proportional width handling of images and tables.
- Floating frames and frames that can be centred and left or right aligned.
- Index of tables and illustrations.
- More control over the layout of generated indexes.
- Support for writing-modes (left-to-right and right-to-left).
- Support for Asian and Complex Text Layout ODF-styles.
- Background images for paragraphs.
- Control over what goes into the spine of the book.
- Segmentation control through page breaks.

http://www.pincette.biz/odftoepub/

Best regards,

Werner Donné
Pincette bvba

DJHARKAVY
07-09-2010, 09:24 PM
Can't you just publish as html and then use Calibre to turn it into an epub?

wdonne
07-12-2010, 05:30 AM
Hi,

Do the exercise with the following document:

http://www.pincette.biz/odftoepub/OpenDocument-v1.1_segments.odt

Best regards,

Werner Donné
Pincette bvba

AlexBell
07-12-2010, 06:59 AM
Has anyone used this? I've generated HTML files with OpenOffice, and found the markup and stylesheets were unimpressive.

Regards, Alex

GeoffC
07-12-2010, 07:19 AM
Has anyone used this? I've generated HTML files with OpenOffice, and found the markup and stylesheets were unimpressive.

Regards, Alex


very .....

JvdW
07-14-2010, 05:58 AM
I had a look at it but I have been testing quite a few converters and I have settled on writer2xhtml which is part of the writer2latex package:
http://writer2latex.sourceforge.net/index.html

I ran the above document through it and I'm actually quite impressed. I don't know if pincette are willing to also publish the epub version but I'm willing to attach it if people want to have a look at what writer2xhtml does (it exports not only to xhtml but also directly to epub)

Regards,

Joop

wdonne
07-15-2010, 06:38 PM
Hi,

ODFToEPub doesn't rely on the HTML-generation by OpenOffice. It transforms ODF straight into ePub. If you try to generate HTML from the above document you will see it will hang up, while ODFToEPub will be ready in about ten seconds with this 800-page document.

The ePub-file of this document can be downloaded here:

http://www.pincette.biz/odftoepub/OpenDocument-v1.1_segments.epub

The generated style sheets will always be much larger than the CSS sheets you would write yourself. That is mainly because in ODF there is no selection mechanism as you have in CSS. ODFToEPub will produce about the same amount of CSS entries as there are automatic, global and default styles in an ODF-document combined. There are a bit more of them if Asian and Complex variants are used.

Best regards,

Werner Donné
Pincette bvba

kiermel
07-18-2010, 06:03 AM
Is there any similar but free? This is very expensive :(

GeoffC
07-18-2010, 06:14 AM
Is there any similar but free? This is very expensive :(


Perhaps similar .... http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48775

roger64
07-18-2010, 06:23 AM
Is there any similar but free? This is very expensive :(

Well, I use this nifty free little extension called writer2epub which has its own thread on this forum. writer here means of course OpenOffice.org Writer.
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69636&page=7

It does most of the job correctly and is amazingly quick.

kiermel
07-18-2010, 06:29 AM
Thanks Geoffc, I know Atlantis. It is only for Windows and I have a Mac. And is not free.
And I'm looking for a extension for OpenOffice (Mac, Linux and Windows).
The only similar that I found is this (free) (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69636), but still don't create TOC, as far as is inusable for me.

GeoffC
07-18-2010, 06:36 AM
Thanks Geoffc, I know Atlantis. It is only for Windows and I have a Mac. And is not free.
And I'm looking for a extension for OpenOffice (Mac, Linux and Windows).
The only similar that I found is this (free) (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69636), but still don't create TOC, as far as is inusable for me.


What do you use at the moment ?

Is there a format that allows you to save and then use Calibre (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=166)?

kiermel
07-18-2010, 07:17 AM
Calibre converts, but don't works fine with TOC for me. Now I use several tools (Sigil and others).

Mi goal is a free Word Processor (OpenOffice) and save or export to ePub.

NOTE: Now I discover than writer to ePub create TOC (0.3.5 version), but Adobe Digital Editions crash when I try to open the file. I repair this with Sigil. I'll will continue in their thread. Thanks for all ;)

JvdW
07-18-2010, 07:42 AM
Thanks Geoffc, I know Atlantis. It is only for Windows and I have a Mac. And is not free.
And I'm looking for a extension for OpenOffice (Mac, Linux and Windows).
The only similar that I found is this (free) (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69636), but still don't create TOC, as far as is inusable for me.

Just have a look at my post with link about writer2latex. It includes 2 export filters one for xhtml, in a couple of variations, and one for epub.

I had a look at the epub from pincette but I personally like the conversion of writer2latex better.

Regards,

Joop

kiermel
07-18-2010, 08:08 AM
Just have a look at my post with link about writer2latex. It includes 2 export filters one for xhtml, in a couple of variations, and one for epub.

I had a look at the epub from pincette but I personally like the conversion of writer2latex better.

Regards,

Joop

Where is the link? I don't find writer2latex
Thanks :)

JvdW
07-19-2010, 04:05 AM
Where is the link? I don't find writer2latex
Thanks :)
Have a look at post#6, there you'll find the link.
If you download the latest development snapshot (1.1.4) and unpack the archive you'll find writer2xhtml.oxt inside it. Install it into OO. As an extra you can install xhtml-config-sample.oxt. Now you can convert Writer and Calc documents to epub by chosing Export from the File menu and in the export dialog box chose either epub or xhtml+..., depending on you needs.
Have a play around with the different settings. The Style option choses your stylesheet from a set of W3C recommended styles, or custom and then you can create you're own. The dialog boxes provide help on the settings available.

Regards,

Joop

wdonne
07-23-2010, 12:37 PM
Just have a look at my post with link about writer2latex. It includes 2 export filters one for xhtml, in a couple of variations, and one for epub.

I had a look at the epub from pincette but I personally like the conversion of writer2latex better.

Regards,

Joop

Hi Joop,

What precisely do you prefer in the writer2latex conversion?

Best regards,

Werner Donné
Pincette bvba

kiermel
07-23-2010, 02:04 PM
Have a look at post#6, there you'll find the link.
If you download the latest development snapshot (1.1.4) and unpack the archive you'll find writer2xhtml.oxt inside it. Install it into OO. As an extra you can install xhtml-config-sample.oxt. Now you can convert Writer and Calc documents to epub by chosing Export from the File menu and in the export dialog box chose either epub or xhtml+..., depending on you needs.
Have a play around with the different settings. The Style option choses your stylesheet from a set of W3C recommended styles, or custom and then you can create you're own. The dialog boxes provide help on the settings available.

Regards,

Joop

I will try it.
Thanks a lot JvdW :thumbsup:

kiermel
07-23-2010, 02:22 PM
I've tried writer2xhtml.oxt and works fine.
Have a lot of options. I will keep testing it.

NOTE: I see get the TOC, but not the cover image :help:
I repaired cover and author with Sigil. Will be good don't have to use Sigil.
:thanks:

JvdW
07-24-2010, 11:43 AM
Hi Joop,

What precisely do you prefer in the writer2latex conversion?

I tried your OOo conversion module and the one from writer2latex and found it easier to work with the latter. If I'm remembering right I need to (re)apply your styles to my document to output an epub and with writer2latex I don't.
Further I like it when something is available as (open-)source since that makes it possible to fix or alter things to my own taste.
And last but not least its free.

Regards,

Joop

wdonne
07-26-2010, 03:12 PM
I tried your OOo conversion module and the one from writer2latex and found it easier to work with the latter. If I'm remembering right I need to (re)apply your styles to my document to output an epub and with writer2latex I don't.
Further I like it when something is available as (open-)source since that makes it possible to fix or alter things to my own taste.
And last but not least its free.

Regards,

Joop

Hi Joop,

You don't have to apply any styles to output ePub with ODFToEPub. It will just pick up the styles in your document. There are a couple of optional styles you can add to control the layout of synthesized stuff such as the table of contents or the alphabetical index.

I respect your choice for free software of course.

Best regards,

Werner Donné
Pincette bvba

wdonne
07-26-2010, 03:27 PM
ODFToEPub now comes with a stand-alone version for those who don't use OpenOffice. It is a Java JAR-file you can launch by double-clicking on it, on most systems that is. It will then ask for an ODT-file and generate an ePub-file next to it.

Further more the following bugs have been corrected (many thanks to Shigeyuki Itami):

- An Asian CSS style is not generated if there is only the "font-weight-asian" property.
- If a "span" element has a style without a language code (directly or indirectly through the parent style), the language code of the surrounding element should be used.
- Missing Asian Unicode blocks.
- Language code "zxx" and country code "none" are not interpreted correctly.
- Exception while building the spine when the highest outline level is lower than 1.
- The property "text-line-through-style" with value "none" is translated to "line-through" instead of "none".

http://www.pincette.biz/odftoepub/

Best regards,

Werner Donné
Pincette bvba