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Old 11-12-2012, 06:03 PM   #70
nrapallo
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Originally Posted by grannyGrumpy View Post
Hi nrapallo, so glad to get your reply!
Sorry to be so late coming back.
No worries...

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Just as background, all I did was download the zip file for the IMP GUI Converter, and extracted that entire folder to my drive, then drilled down to the Debug / bin folder and launched the executable. It runs, I just don't know if I need to do anything else to get the html extraction to work.
Using WinXP, when I download the latest ConvertIMPGUI.zip I can produce the .txt, .html and even the .lrf conversions. I attach same below for your perusal.

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One of the files I was trying was Zelda Pinwheel's "Jumping Frog" by Mark Twain, because I am doing that book in ePub, and wanted to see if she had restored the diacritics (I don't speak French). This is the link .
Ouch, diacritics support IS very limited or even non-existent!!!

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I tried a couple of other IMP files as well, but can't remember titles just now.

I also googled unsuccessfully for a reader app that will display IMP files on my computer.
You can get an imp_viewer for your PC when you install the eBook-Publisher software available from here. It even allows you to print the .imp to a printer or to .pdf file using a PDF printer driver like PrimoPDF (it's free).

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All I want to do is extract a reasonably clean text or html file that I can convert to ePub. Did I misunderstand what this tool does?
The steps I take are usually click the tabs in order i.e. General, Book Properties, and then Text Content. Once there, I click the Save Text button first, then the Save Html button. The latter launches a browser to display the results, but saves the .html anyway.

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I will give a try to the other extraction tool you linked to, and see how that goes.
I used the Ebook-Tools v0.4.6 to convert the .imp to .html and the results were quite acceptable. I did notice that the diacritics didn't translate well and discovered that the .imp stores them in "MacRoman" OS font encoding!!!! I knew the original SoftBook (like my REB1200) used the Mac OS as its base for the GUI and now I know it also used it for the text encoding! That was news to me!!! [BTW, I used 'iconv' to convert from macroman text to ascii text.]

Anyway, I attach the various conversions using ConvertIMPGUI, Ebook-Tools, imp_dump and PrimoPDF/imp_viewer!

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Thanks for the advice!
No problem, this was a worthwhile exercise for me.

Oh, and the .html source (now attached as "frog-html.zip" below) used for Zelda's .imp version has been already converted to .epub and .pdf at Feedbooks.com here! Just use these instead of converting....

Enjoy!
Attached Files
File Type: zip ConvertIMPGUI.v.1.3.6a-imp-conversion.zip (78.4 KB, 103 views)
File Type: zip EBook-Tools-0.4.6-imp-conversion.zip (61.7 KB, 100 views)
File Type: zip impviewer-print-to-pdf-imp-conversion.zip (1,002.1 KB, 92 views)
File Type: zip Imp_dump_v0.1_windows_executable-imp-conversion.zip (46.9 KB, 85 views)
File Type: zip frog-html.zip (17.4 KB, 86 views)

Last edited by nrapallo; 11-13-2012 at 10:43 PM. Reason: attached original source .html as retrieved by WayBackMachine at archive.org
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