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Old 05-01-2009, 03:33 PM   #1
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html tree via wget -> epub (or other format)

I have an HTML tree of a large document obtained via wget set to recursive mode. Various systems I've seen to convert all seem to only handle a single file, however, this is a directory tree of files with a single table of contents. How do I convert that into an ebook?

I'm using a Macintosh with OS X 10.5. But I also have Windows XP if that's necessary. This would be going to an iRex iLiad and/or a Sony PRS 505.

Thanks a bunch for any advice! -M
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:58 PM   #2
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Answer: Adobe Acrobat 6 successfully did a recursive conversion of the entire wget tree and produced a readable PDF for the iRex iLiad. Now to get it on the PRS 505...

EDIT: BTW... Acrobat 8 failed miserably in that conversion. Twice now I've seen Acrobat 6 outperform Acrobat 8. Go figure.
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Iirc, you can convert it to epub using Calibre's html2epub as long as you're using relative links.
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That's useful. I'll give it a try. I created a PDF of the Condon Report (old study on the validity of UFOs) from a skeptics web site. I'd like to convert it to epub to move to my PRS 505 too though. And perhaps there are others that might want a copy of it. It's in the public domain, so there are no copyright issues.
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As long as the ToC file has links to all the other files, then you can use it to make an ePub for your 505 using Calibre.
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