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Old 09-28-2010, 12:48 AM   #1
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RTF to Epub, " changed to g

I recently converted an RTF file that I made in OpenOffice to and EPub in Calibre. The trouble is every time there is a start quotation mark at the beginning of a paragraph, it is converted as the lowercase letter g.

"Bonjour, m'amie, you're late" becomes:
gBonjour, m'amie, you're late"

Any suggestions for fixing this?
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:36 AM   #2
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I recently converted an RTF file that I made in OpenOffice to and EPub in Calibre. The trouble is every time there is a start quotation mark at the beginning of a paragraph, it is converted as the lowercase letter g.

"Bonjour, m'amie, you're late" becomes:
gBonjour, m'amie, you're late"

Any suggestions for fixing this?
I tried opening this in Wordpad then saving it. The conversion on that file said it had something not supported by calibre and to save it as html. So I opened it in Word then saved as web (filtered) and added the htm to calibre. This file converted clean, see attached.
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I have a Mac, and for some reason my machine cannot even open the file you fixed. But I tried opening my file in Word and saving it as an html as you did. Now every place the author had used an accent mark above a French name, the letter was changed to an Asian character of some sort.
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:42 AM   #4
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Oh I fixed it. I don't have Wordpad, but the comparable program for a Mac is Textedit. So I thought I'd try doing what you did. It turns out this was the only program I had that opened the file in rtf as a clean file, no errors. So I save it from there as an rtf, loaded that into Calibre and converted it, and it converted fine.
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Oh I fixed it. I don't have Wordpad, but the comparable program for a Mac is Textedit. So I thought I'd try doing what you did. It turns out this was the only program I had that opened the file in rtf as a clean file, no errors. So I save it from there as an rtf, loaded that into Calibre and converted it, and it converted fine.
I'm glad you got it working.

In the future since you created it in OpenOffice you can try this extension (the creator is developing it in this thread) to save it directly as a epub or save it as html from Openoffice and then convert with calibre.

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I'm glad you got it working.

In the future since you created it in OpenOffice you can try this extension (the creator is developing it in this thread) to save it directly as a epub or save it as html from Openoffice and then convert with calibre.

Good Luck.
Wow, that's great. I tried that and the epub from Oo maintained all my formatting. Thanks for the tip. I also noticed after I added it to Calibre that the file size was smaller.
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