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Old 04-21-2014, 01:28 PM   #1
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TOC conversion with images as Chapter Heading

I want to create a TOC in Mobi and ePub when converting through Calibre. My chapter headings in file are images, no actual text headers.

<p class="chapter" align="right">

<img src="/Users/Desktop/book/Chapter 2.jpg" alt="Chapter 2" width="236" height="148"/></p>

This is the format in file. I am not sure how to create, or force create a TOC with images as headings. I'm using Textmate as editor.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. I've tried unsuccessfully using XPath - book starts with Chapter 7, and then list TOC as all unnamed.

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Old 04-21-2014, 01:51 PM   #2
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Try <p title="Chapter 2" class="... etc> in your source html before calibre conversion.
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:35 PM   #3
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I want to create a TOC in Mobi and ePub when converting through Calibre. My chapter headings in file are images, no actual text headers.

<p class="chapter" align="right">

<img src="/Users/Desktop/book/Chapter 2.jpg" alt="Chapter 2" width="236" height="148"/></p>

This is the format in file. I am not sure how to create, or force create a TOC with images as headings. I'm using Textmate as editor.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. I've tried unsuccessfully using XPath - book starts with Chapter 7, and then list TOC as all unnamed.

Thanks


You want to convert and modify<p class="chapter"

to a <p class="chapter" title="\2"


I suggest the book-editor
Not tested
(REGEX)Search:
Code:
 <p class="chapter" align="right">\s+(<img src="/Users/Desktop/book/.+.jpg"  alt=)"(.+?)" (.+?)/>)</p>
Replace:
Code:
<p class="chapter" align="right" title="\2">\1"\2" \3</p>
The therory: Capture the Alt value, use that to construct and insert the title=" "

Second phase is to replace the P tag pair with a H# pair

Note I would also move the align right to .chapter in the CSS

BIG NOTE: src="/Users/Desktop

That path will break your book as soon as you move the book
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:32 PM   #4
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Hi. Thanks for the replies. I actually inserted

<p class="chapter hidden">Chapter 1</p> before each image, with the settings :

p.hidden

{
display: none;
visibility: hidden;
}

Then I entered the path for Chapter creation in Calibre, and it worked. I emailed G. Henkel (big help), and he provided me with this solution.

As far as the location of the picture file,

BIG NOTE: src="/Users/Desktop

That path will break your book as soon as you move the book:

I am a newbie to this html / css coding, and am learning on the fly. I don't know all the tips, tricks, and "the right way to do things", but I sure appreciate you more experienced / knowledgeable people helping me and others out.

I'm not sure what you mean by break the book, I assume you mean it won't work unless it is in that folder location (correct)? I thought after converting the book to a mobi / ePub I wouldn't need that original folder / file anymore.??

You want to convert and modify<p class="chapter"

to a <p class="chapter" title="\2"

I have been scouring the internet for tips and tricks, and solutions to all the issues I have come up with in the past few days. I'm not sure what the title="/2" does? I'm just trying to figure out what all the different classes, div, etc. mean and how they work.

Do you have a trusted website or book that you would recommend I read.

Thanks again.
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\2 is (whatever was in) the second capture group replacement

Read the REGEX sicky at the top of THIS forum group

Search (This)\s+(is)\s+(fine)

Replace: \3 \2 \1 =fine is This
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Do you have a trusted website or book that you would recommend I read.
The Mobileread Wiki has good introductory sections - http://wiki.mobileread.com/ (use search)

Also have a look at http://www.w3schools.com/ a lot of the 'stuff' that's used on websites is not applicable to ebooks - so you don't need to know all that's at W3C.

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