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Old 03-04-2013, 10:18 AM   #1
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Sigil "Split " issues

Does Sigil restrict the number of lines within a split? I am trying to convert a book that has no chapter breaks. All goes well until the conversion from epub to mobi. Sigil "splits" the text after one sentence in the middle of a paragraph, then continues on the next "page in the mobi, leaving a huge blank space. There is no indication in the lines of code in either the html nor the word document that this space should be here. This blank space is not in the prc version either. What am I doing wrong?
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:32 AM   #2
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Sigil does not split automatically. You must place either a splimarker or do it manually. So, by default this is a human error.
Each XHTML file will start on a new page.
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Does Sigil restrict the number of lines within a split? I am trying to convert a book that has no chapter breaks. All goes well until the conversion from epub to mobi. Sigil "splits" the text after one sentence in the middle of a paragraph, then continues on the next "page in the mobi, leaving a huge blank space. There is no indication in the lines of code in either the html nor the word document that this space should be here. This blank space is not in the prc version either. What am I doing wrong?
Your conversion software has the limits.
And/or Reading software has limits.
For ADE on older mobile devices:260K is the number most cited.

There are many other (code) reasons for gaps and breaks that don't show in Sigil's BV

Check you EPUB on another device/reading software, then convert
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:38 AM   #4
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What I do is place the cursor at the end of the last line of the last paragraph where I want the split and I split there.

When you got to split, it splits at the cursor point. Whatever is in front of the cursor and whatever is behind the cursor is the split point.

So if you have ABCDEFG and the cursor is between D and E, when you split, you would have ABCD in one file and EFG in the other.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:07 AM   #5
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Thanks! You pointed me in the right direction and problem solved!
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