|07-29-2012, 11:29 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Device: Kobo Touch
PDF to EPUB conversion
This problem has probably been addressed elsewhere, I suspect it has an easy solution, however I have very little experience with coding and at this point im stuck.
I used calibre to convert a PDF file to EPUB. The resulting file had paragraph breaks (<P>) where each line of text ended on the PDF. This means a lot of blank lines through the ebook I was trying to read.
I found I was able to delete the lines manually with Sigil, however it would be a very time consuming process to go through the entire text. As the superfluous paragraph breaks are indistinguishable from the genuine ones, a simple find and replace in the code is not an option either. Is there an easy solution to this problem?
|07-30-2012, 02:12 AM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: (The original) Silicon Valley, USA
Device: Astak Pocket Pro, K4NT,Galaxy Tab 2
Think, what is the common pattern that distinguishes most false line ends?
lower case Letters or a comma with the next line starting in lower case (not perfect: Quotes and proper names (capitals) will be ignored)
search: (?sm)([a-z,])</p>\s+<p .+>([a-z])
replace: \1 \2
|07-30-2012, 03:58 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Spaniard in Sweden
Device: Cybook Orizon, Kobo Aura
Use a different converter, or different calibre settings, that does a better job at detecting paragraphs.
|07-30-2012, 10:43 AM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Device: Wife: Touch, Arc, Vox Me: Nexus 7, Glo
@XayneP_G: Look at the line un-wrap setting in the Heuristic Processing options on the PDF conversion. Changing that might help with paragraph detection.
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