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Old 04-17-2009, 02:45 AM   #1
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Exclamation No images when RTF converted to epub

I downloaded Tom Sawyer from PG in several files(8), images were included. I laboriously combined each file in MS word 2003 with images and saved the whole thing as RTF. Calibre converted the file to epub and the TOC was exactly the way I wanted but no images! Aren't images embedded in the RTF file? I expected it to be bigger than a 1/2 MB but it wasn't. If the images were only linked, is there a way to force Word to embed them in RTF?
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:28 AM   #2
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Are your images in wmi format (see rtf to lrf, is it possible to have images on lrf?)?

One thing to try is HTML. In Word, use File -> Save As -> Other Formats -> Web Page, Filtered.
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No, they were all jpgs. The file was in HTML format to begin with. HTML does *not* work for me. the process is impossibly slow.

I looked at the folder for the files that Calibre creates. there are two files there, an epub file and a rtf file. The rtf is not the one I created. Calibre must have created it but is also minus the images.
Is this a bug? has anyone else hat this problem before?
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:06 PM   #4
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Calibre does not know how to create rtf files, so I would guess you must have accidentally chosen the wrong one when adding the file to calibre.

In terms of speed, I find that rtf conversions are nearly always slower than html ones.
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:19 PM   #5
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One thing I've noticed, using the Calibre GUI to do the conversions, is much slower (at least in Windows) than running html2epub directly. I have a php script that calls html2epub and it only takes a few seconds to convert an html file, even those bigger than 1MB.
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:40 PM   #6
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I think as a general rule using the Command Line interface is faster than using the GUI whatever operation you are attempting.
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No I chose the correct file. I transferred the file to my laptop. The same file that I knew had the images. result: No images. apparently RTF does NOT embed the images, just stores a path to the images I guess. I will google to make sure. I'm pretty sure that Word does embed the images. Does anyone know of a plugin to enable calibre to read Doc files before version 2007? Maybe kovid is working on it. Meanwhile my only solution is to create one large HTML file I guess or maybe a PDF.
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OK I saved the document as html. ran any2epub on it and it was very fast(for such a large file). everything worked perfectly.

My advice: create or convert to HTML Use the command line to convert. This was no problem for me. I started with a PC clone under MS-Dos. The GUI is nice for beginners but the real workhorse is the command line I see.
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I always found HTML gave the best resu7lts.

Going back to the RTF option - you can either add images as links or as embedded files - and you should have the option to select how you want them added. This is exactly the same options as word provides for word documents.
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You might have that option but I can't find anywhere the way to choose embedding over linking in either RTF or DOC.
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Just tried it in Word 2000, Word XP, Word 2003 and Word 2007. They all offer this as an option during the process of inserting a picture, but in slightly different ways. Perhaps you need to look in the Help for your version of Word to see how to choose between a link and embedding the file?
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