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Old 05-24-2012, 11:45 PM   #1
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ebook-convert pdf or anything else to html

the ebook-covert help says I can do this but when I try I get:
No plugin is available to handle output format html?
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You need to output to htmlz - there is no straight html output.
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Thanks I tried just this:
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$ ebook-convert bb.pdf bb
and also what you recommended:
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$ ebook-convert bb.pdf bb.htmlz
And you know what? They are the same thing! just the name of the converted book with no extension produces a folder with that name containing all the stuff that the zip file does with htmlz.
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the ebook-covert help says I can do this but when I try I get:
No plugin is available to handle output format html?
The ebook-convert help also says that if the output file doesn't have an extension, it is treated as a directory and is opened as an OEB. This will contain all the .html, stylesheets, pictures and anything else needed to make your epub.

So -- create a directory called Foo, for example. Then convert your pdf into that directory.
ebook-convert bb.pdf Foo

Look in the Foo directory and you will see the expected html (called index.html, I believe) plus stylesheet plus graphics and a couple of other things, ready to be converted into an epub.

At this point you can see the result by feeding it to your favorite browser, Firefox, say:
firefox index.html

You can also build an epub by running it through sigil directly. Sigil will re-arrange the directory structure and adjust all the links to work OK.
sigil index.html
(be sure to "save as" bb.epub)
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