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Old 11-19-2012, 06:40 PM   #31
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The solution is to use Calibre to convert. Then use Sigil to clean up the conversion.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:42 AM   #32
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The solution is to use Calibre to convert. Then use Sigil to clean up the conversion.
Calibre-generated epub contains a large number of redundant code.This is a reason I developed EpubSTAR.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:42 PM   #33
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Does EpubSTAR clean up the garbage in Word or do we still have to do it by hand after the conversion?
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Seems that nobody mentioned this yet; plain text (.txt) is a bad idea for an e-book. If you plan on manually re-adding bolds and italics yourself, that's a VERY bad idea. It takes a significant amount of mental effort to visually "scan" every paragraph for italics and other styles, and you're bound to miss a few of them throughout the entire book.
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There is such a thing as text markup. Project Gutenberg uses text markup so we know where bold & italics belong.

_text_ = italics
*text* = bold
*_text_* = bold italics
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Does EpubSTAR clean up the garbage in Word or do we still have to do it by hand after the conversion?
EpubSTAR generates concise code, not junk code.
Therefore, we do not need to manually do the cleaning work after the coversion.
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Seems that nobody mentioned this yet; plain text (.txt) is a bad idea for an e-book. If you plan on manually re-adding bolds and italics yourself, that's a VERY bad idea. It takes a significant amount of mental effort to visually "scan" every paragraph for italics and other styles, and you're bound to miss a few of them throughout the entire book.
Plain text document is not an e-book, but rather a document.What we need is an e-Book, and epub is an ideal e-book format with a rich formats. EpubSTAR is a program to convert the document into the e-book.

Perhaps you mean it is difficult to convert the txt into epub with rich format. May, in fact, txt document has not rich format as word document, and Txt-to-EPU is not convenient as Word-to-the EPUB. But EpubSTAR can identifies the chapter headings and sets it to the h1~h6 styles, and it's beautiful too.
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Seems that nobody mentioned this yet; plain text (.txt) is a bad idea for an e-book. If you plan on manually re-adding bolds and italics yourself, that's a VERY bad idea. It takes a significant amount of mental effort to visually "scan" every paragraph for italics and other styles, and you're bound to miss a few of them throughout the entire book.
Text(txt) to Epub sample:
Source:The Rest Hollow Mystery.txt
Epub: The Rest Hollow Mystery.epub

Generating:
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Name:	E1 cover.JPG
Views:	147
Size:	114.9 KB
ID:	97108
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Name:	E2 tag.JPG
Views:	117
Size:	66.7 KB
ID:	97109
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Name:	E3 generating.JPG
Views:	131
Size:	103.7 KB
ID:	97110

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Name:	E1.JPG
Views:	120
Size:	89.0 KB
ID:	97111
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Name:	E2.JPG
Views:	117
Size:	74.8 KB
ID:	97112
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Name:	E3.JPG
Views:	119
Size:	100.8 KB
ID:	97113
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Name:	E4.JPG
Views:	112
Size:	98.3 KB
ID:	97114
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Name:	E5.JPG
Views:	122
Size:	158.8 KB
ID:	97115
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Name:	E6.JPG
Views:	116
Size:	104.3 KB
ID:	97116
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Name:	R7.JPG
Views:	111
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ID:	97117
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[EpubSTAR 2.5.8.21201] 2012-12-01 update:
  1. Fixed Word-to-EPUB bug of heading ID Duplicating when TOC level less than the actual heading level.
  2. Fixed Word-to-EPUB bug of copyright information item identifying failure when indenting the paragraphs.

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Why does the RAR (should be a ZIP file) file have two installer files? It has setup.exe and an msi file. Both are installers.
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Why does the RAR (should be a ZIP file) file have two installer files? It has setup.exe and an msi file. Both are installers.
exe or msi, run any one of them. Recommend running the Setup.exe.
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[EpubSTAR 2.6.0.21228] 2012-12-28 update:
  1. Added regional language interface and processing capabilities of Macao for traditional Chinese users in Macao.
  2. Added page parameter customization function in built-in styles. When using built-in styles such as Oxen's Style, you can customize the page common parameters (margins, line spacing, font size, color, Text-indent and alignment, and so on).
  3. Added indentation style automatic recognition function.
  4. Added function of Word-to-EPUB "code-title" "code" style recognition to facilitate genaration of computer books.
  5. Added "code-title" "code" style in EpubSTAR beautiful Word template to facilitate genaration of computer books.
  6. Added meta-data language recognition function for Chinese and English language treatmentation.
  7. Added copyright information items recognition function, including "Title", "PubDate", "Pub Date"," Type","Category","Creator","Version","Date", and so on.
  8. Optimized Word-to-Epub TOC data collection and processing, to avoid the picture, word control characters as the heading style.
  9. Optimized blank line processing for reading software effectively display blank line to facilitate sub-section of the poetry and the classics.
  10. Optimized book information style and word style recognition ability, that books information names and Word style name is case-insensitive.
  11. Optimized regional language identification: date format to comply with regional (country) format (switch in the "View" menu).
  12. Optimized regional language identification: Epub metadata and HTML/XHTML document language to comply with regional languages (switch in the "View" menu).
  13. Optimized indentation styles treatment, which clearing space at the beginning of paragraphs in the source document to indent.
  14. Fixed the bug of subtitle being treated as the title in title page.
  15. Built-in Oxen's Style 5.6 and Oxen Font Style 2.7.
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[Oxen Font Style 2.6] 2012-12-13 update:
  1. Added GBK font recognition.
  2. Added calling font path definition of Nook for Android, supporting its aesthetic reading.
  3. Rmbedded font path to upper case.
[Oxen's Style 5.5] 2012-12-13 update.
  1. Oxen Font Style upgraded to 2.6.
  2. Added Founder GBK font identification and improved the Simplified and Traditional font recognition.
  3. Added class selectors define 8 font style.
  4. fix code error of "end" style selector.
[Oxen Font Style 2.7] 2010-01-01 update:
  1. Added and optimized calling font path definition of Duokan 2012 and older version on Kindle.
  2. Optimized definition calling local fonts for Calibre E-Book accurately identifying the the local font definitions and displaying multi-font aesthetic format. ADE2.0 and Azardi Reader 2 temporarily unable to identify CSS3 local font definition.
[Oxen's Style 5.6] 2013-01-01 update:
  1. Oxen Font Style upgraded to 2.7.
  2. Optimized class selectors calling local fonts for ADE2.0, Calibre E-Book and Azardi Reader 2 accurately identifying the the local font definitions and displaying multi-font aesthetic format.
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@ oxen,

I am not a faint heart, so I have tried your app (latest version 2.6.0.)

Unfortunately it does not work with my system: win 7 64 bit home premium.

The problem is related to .Net Framework and the error message is, in short:

Unhandled exception has occured in your ap....
Value cannot be nul.
Parameter name: input.
And a few details: Sys Arg NullExcep: value cannot be null...

It seems to be linked with regex, but I dont know.

Too bad!
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@ oxen,

I am not a faint heart, so I have tried your app (latest version 2.6.0.)

Unfortunately it does not work with my system: win 7 64 bit home premium.

The problem is related to .Net Framework and the error message is, in short:

Unhandled exception has occured in your ap....
Value cannot be nul.
Parameter name: input.
And a few details: Sys Arg NullExcep: value cannot be null...

It seems to be linked with regex, but I dont know.

Too bad!

Does the error occurred while starting the software, or generating EPUB?
Could you upload the source documents (txt or Word) for my test?
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Oxen,

Thanks for your reply.

Indeed, the error occurs while starting the software. Two options are suggested: stop or continue the program. If I continue, the program window is empty and nonfunctional.

By the way I use the latest .Net Framework.
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