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Old 01-26-2011, 11:42 AM   #1
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Post Editing Feedbooks with Sigil

I have been using together Feedbooks and Sigil to edit and customize my own ebooks. They look great in Nook, Sony Reader, etc.

Create an ebook in Feedbooks (private use if you want), download your ebook in ePub format, and open it in Sigil to edit missing images or customize the parts and chapters or change the cover page.

In Feedbooks you can copy and paste documents from Word and edit the footnotes using the endnotes feature. Let's say you copied and pasted a chapter from Word contaning a footnote; you will see this footnote with reference numbers in the end of the chapter in the Feedbook editor, then go and copy that information, look for the reference number in the text, click on the yellow icon in the editor and paste that information, go back to the bottom of the page and delete the reference numbers. If you edit the ePub book in Sigil, you will see an endnotes section. They work very well in Sony Reader, Literati, Borders app in Cruz Reader, etc.

Just a tip: in Sigil the name given to the image for the cover must be the same name used to refer to the cover section (cover.jpg equals cover.xhtml).

If you have a document with several images that you want to add later in Sigil, you can save the Word doc into Web Filtered and you will see a folder with the images. Once you open Sigil, you can copy the images from this folder.
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How can I simply delete a cover image and replace by another?
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How can I simply delete a cover image and replace by another?
My technique is to ADD the new image alongside the old image in BV,
then switch to CV and remove the <IMG ... </> tag set for the old image,
OPT: (might be used elsewhere) Then DELete the old from the Images section of the browser
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Thanks for your help. I have discovered that if I right click on the cover file name in the listing in the left column, I have the option of "remove", which seems to work also.
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Thanks for your help. I have discovered that if I right click on the cover file name in the listing in the left column, I have the option of "remove", which seems to work also.
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Just a tip: in Sigil the name given to the image for the cover must be the same name used to refer to the cover section (cover.jpg equals cover.xhtml).
I don't think this is true, at least with the more recent Sigil versions. For example, my cover page is usually named "CoverPage.xhtml" and the image inside it (in the <img> tag, natch) is usually named xxxx.jpg, where xxx = the naked ISBN number for the book. Sigil never objects, and all the right entries in content.opf are automagically created.

YMMV, since I've never used Feedbooks; maybe that's the difference.
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