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Old 11-13-2013, 03:04 PM   #16
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I don't know if it would, as I have never had one big enough to do that. What I do know is a big file will take REALLY long to load, which I feel blessed in saying is the worst Sigil experience I've had (yet.) (I hope I haven't just cursed myself.)
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epubs are zip files. Unzip them and work on the images and put them back. Add them (you can do this in one operation) in Sigil, then place them back one by one in Sigil.

From PDF, I usually go Mobipocket Creator, which creates an html file which can be loaded into Sigil along with the images. Not so many extra calibre classes etc. that way.
Right. I've just renamed from "epub" to "html" extension. That works well sometimes. This doc wouldn't even work with Mobipocket... it was too big!
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:07 PM   #17
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If your starting point is PDF, the results would be much better if you did OCR. A normal, straightforward textbook of that size would take me around 10-12 hours I guess. More if there are graphics or special things in it.

Seems I have the patience to tweak gobbledygook but the thought of scanning all those pages makes me weak in the knees! Good thought, though!

Appreciate your input, Toxaris!

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Right. I've just renamed from "epub" to "html" extension. That works well sometimes.
I can't imagine that being very useful for much of anything.
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