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Old 08-19-2013, 12:55 AM   #1
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convert epub to word doc

After searching the forum and trying many suggestions, I have found 2 good methods for converting an epub to a word doc.

htmlz method
  1. Use Calibre to convert epub to htmlz
  2. Unzip htmlz file
  3. Import into Word or LibreOffice
  4. Break links to embed the images

Sigil Method
  1. Unzip the epub file
  2. Use Sigil to merge split files
  3. Make sure "add semantics" -> cover is unchecked or the epub will be broken in Calibre
  4. Use a text editor to change the header to pure HTML and set UTF-8.
  5. Import into Word or LibreOffice
  6. Break links to embed the images

I had the best results with first method. Note that htmlz is just a zipped html file. If you have trouble importing the html file in word/LO, you can try opening it in Google Chrome and doing a "save page as" -> "website, complete ".

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Old 08-19-2013, 03:02 AM   #2
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There is a third option that usually also works. Merge the text in one file (although not necessary) and copy from the book view into Word. Usually that goes very well.
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There is a third option that usually also works. Merge the text in one file (although not necessary) and copy from the book view into Word. Usually that goes very well.
Book view on what app? Don't you lose images and formatting with this method?

I need to heavily quote/reference several epub books for a project. Lack of a good search and copy/paste in my ebook reader led me to Calibre. Having all of the documents in Word makes a much simpler, faster workflow that has saved me hours. Calibre is an amazing tool.


Also, I had the order wrong for the Sigil method

Sigil Method
  1. Use Sigil to merge split html files in epub
  2. Make sure "add semantics" -> cover is unchecked or the epub will be broken in Calibre
  3. Unzip the new epub file
  4. Use a text editor to change the header to pure HTML and set UTF-8.
  5. Import into Word or LibreOffice
  6. Break links to embed the images
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Bookview in Sigil of course.
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