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Old 03-12-2013, 03:40 PM   #1
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Convert HTML to RTF with Page Breaks

I've been trying to convert HTML files to RTF to be edited in Word. I would like there to be page breaks at each page but have not been able to get Calibre to do so. This is what I'm working with. Any clues?

<pagenum page="normal" id="p6" smilref="Fudge_a_Mania00001.smil#p6">6</pagenum>
</level2>
<level2 id="level2_000004">
<h2 id="h2_000004">
<strong id="strong_000003" smilref="Fudge_a_Mania00001.smil#strong_000003">2</strong>
<span class="text" id="span_000019" smilref="Fudge_a_Mania00001.smil#span_000019">Pete and</span>
<span class="text" id="span_000020" smilref="Fudge_a_Mania00001.smil#span_000020">Farl ey</span>
</h2>
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:53 PM   #2
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Why do you need to convert the files to rtf? Word can read and edit html files.
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Why not edit in Sigil and create an ePub that you can use as a source format?
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:47 AM   #4
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The objective is to turn Daisy books into large print paper books for visually impaired kids. I get the Daisy books from Bookshare that contain 10 files including XML, XSL, CSS and OPF. Since not all our kids can have eReaders I make them paper books from this in Word. Any ideas? The way I do it now is very time consuming and I know there must be a quicker way.
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You could try using Calibre to convert to RTF and see how that goes.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:38 PM   #6
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Calibre seems like a good option but I can't make it keep page breaks in Word. I thought maybe that was possible under Structure Detection when converting but I have had no luck. The output is a RTF with no page breaks.
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Calibre seems like a good option but I can't make it keep page breaks in Word. I thought maybe that was possible under Structure Detection when converting but I have had no luck. The output is a RTF with no page breaks.
Isn't Structure detection more of an Input source function?


Did you try setting the 'Page Setup' to 'Generic' ?
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The output is a RTF with no page breaks.
If there's 'something' in the output RTF that indicates 'force new page here' eg

Code:
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Then you could record a Word macro to convert it to a Page Break

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If there's 'something' in the output RTF that indicates 'force new page here' eg

Code:
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Then you could record a Word macro to convert it to a Page Break

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That is a very good idea to add something to the source to indicate page breaks and then search/replace into a page break.
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My assumption was that the 'something' comes via the input, and I hoped my conditional statement implied that, but let's be pedantically explicit

If there's 'something' in the output RTF that ORIGINATES FROM THE INPUT that indicates 'force new page here' eg a squiggly line

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Then you could record a Word macro to convert it to a Page Break

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Old 03-14-2013, 12:03 AM   #11
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IIRC, there is no support for page breaks in the RTF output plugin (which is largely unmaintained anyway).
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:04 PM   #12
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If there's 'something' in the output RTF that indicates 'force new page here' eg

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Then you could record a Word macro to convert it to a Page Break

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This is a good idea. I will try to find something to do this. Thanks for the suggestion.
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