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Old 02-12-2011, 07:14 AM   #1
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Seeking to connect with experienced Calibre conversion techies

Hello,

I know the traditions of printed book pages inside out. Along with being a professional book designer, I have spent my life as a publisher with special focus on book production--design, typesetting, printing and binding.

My present study involves creating ebooks that look and flow in a manner that mimics the expectation that a reader of an ebook has learned from having absorbed the tradition of hundreds of years of book design development.

There are reasons that flow from usefulness and legibility about how the "rules" of book design have grown over the centuries!

A difficulty in ebook preparation seems to be in making today's state of ebook technology mesh with the hundreds of years of tradition one expects to find incorporated into the viewing of an ebook page.

I am seeking to establish developmental dialog with individuals who know Word and Calibre inside out, the purpose being to bring to the table what I know about what a book page is supposed to look like while we work together to manipulate the data to make it do that.

Thank you.

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Old 02-12-2011, 08:24 AM   #2
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Hi obarz, i just greet you with us. Why don't you post the same message in the Calibre forum. Let me find it for you. Here.

I had second thoughts. I think Word is not exactly the best tool for your purposes (I know next to nothing about Calibre, except that it does what I need).
Word adds an incredible amount of useless gibberish to text files. There is a full literature on the subjects and a body of myths about it.
Scripting for Words used a delirium tremens scripting language that goes under the name of Visual Basic, that is probably the Microsoft downgraded version of C#- VB is the last structured and less intuitive scripting language that I know of. Maybe it is still the scripting language for Word, even now.

I would think of alternative to Word.

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Old 02-12-2011, 08:46 AM   #3
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:38 AM   #5
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Thank you beppe. I will repost in the Conversions section.

Much of the work we get to prepare in e-form begins its life or is most easily re-rendered in Word. Thus, unless converted to another form, is the devil I must deal with.
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