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Old 10-04-2010, 06:43 PM   #1
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I have a couple of books which were encoded in a weirdish way. The book is actually a folder, which contains a start_here.htm file which points to a subdirectory (provided) filled with HTML pages and a few graphics. That was meant by some sick mind to simulate the page turning. Only that HTML is meant to be continuous. Also the pages are hard to read as the lenght is both irregular and too long for my screen.

Is there a way to make that something else? Epub, fb2, pdf?

Also, I just moved over to calibre to manage my ebooks. So far so good, over 1000 pieces indexed correctly, yet I can't find a way to teach it to work with these silly multi-HTML books.
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:23 PM   #2
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see http://calibre-ebook.com/user_manual...specific-order
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:16 AM   #3
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There was a recent thread about the same problem that might prove helpful.
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Old 10-05-2010, 04:18 PM   #4
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kovidgoyal, thanks. I have read the manual before as calibre looks quite powerful, yet I have to admit I am lazy. I wanted some app to read it all without my intervention - the silly system implied a html file for each page of the book so you can easily reach up in the hundreds. If calibre could manage all that mess it would be even easier, but as I lost myself trying to register such a folder. As a consequence I thought to myself converting everything to a file would make things easier for managing as well.

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There was a recent thread about the same problem that might prove helpful.
Manichean, thank you. I'll try to use the zip file aproach and come back on that thread.
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It finally works. I just zip the whole thing. Drop it in Calibre. Add metadata. And set the system (XP) in my case to handle the zips. It's not elegant, but it is quick and easy.
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