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Old 07-02-2011, 11:36 PM   #1
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Text file formatting - line feeds and spaces

The epubs I have on my Opus are ordered by author, but while I can remember the titles, I have problems remembering who wrote what. Since their number is quite high, I used a directory listing program to make a text file containing everything, so I can open it in the reader and instantly see the book titles related to each author.
Problem is, the text file reads just fine on my computer, but it comes out as a jumbled mess on the reader. The line feeds aren't there, spaces longer than one character get reduced to one... it's an unreadable mess.
Why, and how can I prevent this?

I uploaded the file here, in case it's needed. As you can see, the browser renders it perfectly. *sigh*
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:05 AM   #2
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1) Open the file in your web browser
2) Select "all" to highlight the entire page
3) copy
4) Paste into Notepad (assuming you're on a Windows machine)
5) Save
6) Use this new file for you reader
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:52 AM   #3
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Tried that already. Didn't work.

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Old 07-03-2011, 11:06 AM   #4
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Hmm...worked fine for me. Are you saving as ANSI text? You might want to try a couple of different encoding formats. I don't know what else it could be.
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:50 PM   #5
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Does your reader claim to support .txt files?

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Old 07-03-2011, 05:27 PM   #6
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It does.
I tried saving in all three .txt formats that Notepad/Wordpad allow, and no change.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:42 PM   #7
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Copy the list into Sigil (Book View). Go to Code View. Copy everything from <html> downwards. Save in Notebook. Change file extension to .html. Load into your reader. Or simply save as .epub from Sigil.
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