Originally Posted by AuthorGreg
Well, to update this saga...
I ran my Word manuscript through the good old Meatgrinder of Smashwords.
It produces the absolute PERFECT ePub, at least on my Nook Simple Touch.
Em dashes are fully preserved. Line spacing now works. Lines with italics now don't interfere with line height.
I'm too tired right now, but tomorrow I'm going to explode that ePub and see what Mark Coker knows that not many others do.
I now feel bad about every bad thing I'd previously said about the Meatgrinder.
It's got nothing to do with what Mark knows. It's what you don't know. When you look at the code, please not how bad it looks. That's because the meatgrinder uses a Word document for Calibre to convert. The code that gets made from a Word document can cause issues such as no font changing and no night mode. And there is a chance it won't validate. Run it through FlightCrew and see if it does validate.