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Old 03-19-2013, 03:49 PM   #16
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Open the proofread *.doc file in Word, Select-All (Ctrl+A) and Copy (Ctrl-C), open Notepad (or equivalent), & Paste (Ctrl+V) into blank file, this will paste just the text with NO formatting, save this as *.txt, then import that file into Sigil.

Then you can highlight each Chapter header and changer it to Header style, and place a Split marker before each new chapter point, and when youv've done all of the chapters, 'split at markers', in menu.

Then if you need you can any other formatting (italics/bold etc.)
No need to place split markers. Just spilt where needed. Also, don't forget to rename the files so you know what they are. Signal allows a batch rename so you can do most/all of the chapters in a few or one go.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:54 PM   #17
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Yeah! If you're going to use some HTML or something use Notepad than word
No way. Don't use Word. It will cause messy code unless you output plain text. Best to use Notepad++ as it uses multiple tabs. It's very easy to search/replace so each line/paragraph has <p></p> around it. Then in Sigil, define p and any other styles you need. Edit the code from there.

If you do need help with Sigil like getting you files loaded for editing, ask away and you should get the help you want/need.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:57 PM   #18
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True, but I would rather spend my proof reading time catching other mistakes than trying to remember what needed to be italicized/bolded.

It's much easier and faster to use toxaris' macro (or your own) to clean a word doc and then copy/paste into sigil or another text editor.
You don't have to remember bold and/or italics. You can have the Word document open and refer to that unless text markup was used,
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:12 PM   #19
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hmmmm....let me see....

Done working in Word:
1) run Toxaris' Macro
2) click on Word doc
3) ctrl-A (select all)
4) ctrl-C (copy...or whatever weird command those fruit lovers use )
5) click in book view of new sigil doc
6) ctrl-V (Paste)

7) Put final touches on sigil document
8) Save as clean ePub


OR

.... all that other stuff with multiple proofreads and corrections, etc., etc., etc.



I know which one I'd pick!
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:16 PM   #20
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Having said that.....I would ONLY use Word if I absolutely had to...ie the doc is already created in Word, or you are an author and that is how you create your masterpiece. Word does a good job with the whole word processing thing...it just sucks when it tries to save as HTML.

Otherwise I would just work in Sigil from the beginning.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:39 AM   #21
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You can shorten your routine...
1) Run my macro (including the last action: save!)
2) Close Word (and do no save)
3) Start Sigil
4) import exported HTML file from macro
5) put in final touches when required
6) save as ePUB
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all good information- thanks- this place rocks
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:56 PM   #23
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4) import exported HTML file from macro
Doh!! I forgot it saves as an html as well!! Sorry!
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Cut from Word, paste into SIGIL

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Is it better to edit text files in Word before Sigil or does that just end up giving you lots of code that'll need to be removed.
SIGIL is remarkably adept at pasting content that you've copied from WORD. Select the whole document and cut, then paste into a new SIGIL html file in Book view. The result is a pretty decent approximation of what you had in Word. You'll want to redefine <p> to get indented paragraphs without intervening space. Best of all, you don't get any of the horrible html that WORD insists on exporting.

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