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Old 06-28-2013, 04:21 AM   #1
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Horizontal lines in DOCX to EPUB conversion.

I am SERIOUSLY impressed with the new DOCX conversion feature in Calibre (0.9.36). Many thanks!

A minor omission appears to be the handling of horizontal lines.
These generate a paragraph with a consistent, unique style, but the actual <hr> tag is not inserted.

Currently, I can easily correct this using Sigil.
However it may be simple to implement/correct.

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Old 06-28-2013, 04:33 AM   #2
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You're welcome, attach a sample docx file with the horizontal lines and I'll see if it can be done. IIRC, horizontal lines in DOCX are not a simple thing, but I may be mis-remembering.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:19 AM   #3
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Hi Kovid

As requested here's a sample of horizontal lines in DOCX + EPUB formats.
The files are zipped because the forum interface allows .DOC but not .DOCX

I cut the initial text from the MS Word Help system and added some examples as described there.

The different lines convert to block8 - block13 style paragraphs which are consistent for repeated lines of the same type.
I've not worked out how to look inside the word document.

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Old 06-28-2013, 06:35 AM   #4
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I'm somewhat confused, the docx and epub files you attached appear to have the same number of horizontal lines. The styles are a little different, but that's because some line styles are not available in HTML.
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Yes the EPUB is as generated by Calibre (0.9.37).
This example doesn't have repeated lines of the same style.
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So what is the bug? The EPUB and the docx look the same? I need an example docx that demonstrates a bug on conversion.
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The problem is that there is no <hr> tag in the EPUB output and therefore no line across the page.

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I've not worked out how to look inside the word document.
Unzip it - courtesy of KG who told me that a couple of weeks ago.

This what the two files look like here, the first single line seems to absent

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Sorry I've just looked at my example again more carefully:

The problem is that only the Single line (block8) doesn't appear on the page.

The unfortunate thing is that it is that one I use most.
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:09 PM   #10
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Looks like you need to add:

border-bottom-color: black;
border-bottom-style: solid;
border-bottom-width: 1pt;

To the block8 style definition.

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Old 06-29-2013, 12:15 AM   #11
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Ah, I see now, the Single line is missing, that's probably because its width is too small, html rendering engines refuse to draw things below a certain width, I'll see if it can be fixed.
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I had a look, the Single line is represented as a drawing in Word, the others as paragraph borders. The conversion does not support drawings, so the line is missing. I'll see if it is possible to recognize this particular drawing and convert it into an <hr>, it will depend on if Word marks it up the same way every time.
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:14 AM   #14
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Job's a good un!

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