|08-31-2008, 05:04 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2007
I have a PRS-505 that I use to read text files from different sources.
The problem is, sometimes the text is already formatted to a certain
line width and when converting it to the PRS (using callibre) it comes out
all messy, with line breaks everywhere.
Is there some tool that can reformat text ?
Maybe remove line breaks gracyfully ? (while retaining the 'right' breaks, for instance when " " are used)
|08-31-2008, 06:35 PM||#2|
New York Editor
Join Date: Aug 2007
Device: Palm TX, Azpen A746 tablet, Entourage Pocket eDGe, Acer Aspire 1
On Unix/Linux/BSD systems, each line of the text file is terminated by the Linefeed character - ASCII 11
On Older Macs, each line of a text file is terminated by a Carriage Return - ASCII 13.
On DOS/Windows PC, lines in a text file are delimited by both, in a CRLF combination.
Many other applications will treat the CR part of CRLF as a "hard" break character, resulting in what you see on your Sony Reader.
On a Unix/Linux system, I'd use unix2dos and dos2unix to do the transformation, adding or stripping the CRs respectively.
If you are on a PC, and are comfortable working at the command line, you might look here: http://www.bastet.com/
Grab UDDU.zip, which are Windows console versions of unix2dos and dos2nix.
If you want an on line solution, you can try here: http://www.iconv.com/dos2unix.htm
You upload the file you want converted, and it returns a converted version you can save under a different name.
If you prefer the GUI, there are an assortment of text editors that will let you select the line endings you prefer. One I've been fond of for may years is PFE: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/people/steveb...fe/default.htm
PFE is a freeware multi-file text editor with an MDI interface, written by Anthony Phillips at Lancaster University in England.
|09-01-2008, 05:46 AM||#5|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: South Wales, UK
Device: Sony PRS-500, PRS-505, Asus EEEpc 4G
Yes, I use Stingo's macro regularly in order to remove hard line breaks. It is very useful.
|09-01-2008, 06:17 AM||#6|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The Netherlands
Device: Kindle PW, Kindle 3
This one also works very nice
Even I could use it
|09-04-2008, 07:51 AM||#7|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Borja (Lima), Peru
Device: Kindle PW2(WiFi) / FireHD; Kobo: Glo & Glo HD; Ipad Air; Voyage
I have used =X='s (is that sig. right?) Word maco and it is absolutely excellent for removing hard carriage returns in texts. It's called BookCreator Tool and is a Word macro, so you need Word.
Again, this is an incredible tool.
Here's the link:
Last edited by Dr. Drib; 09-04-2008 at 02:45 PM. Reason: added "Tool"
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