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Old 02-13-2010, 07:18 PM   #1
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Since this is my first post, hello and thanks in advance for your patience. I thought it would be nice to have one of my favorite books available on the iphone (Stanza). The book in question, God in the Dock by CS Lewis does not seem to be available in ebook format so I bought a new copy, had the spine cut off, and ran 346 pages through a sheetfeed scanner creating a PDF. After using Acrobat to OCR it, Caliber is able to import the readable PDF and export as ePub for transfer to the iphone via Stanza. This all works pretty well even though it takes a lot of time. My question is about creating chapters because without them the book is difficult to navigate and just not so much fun. I read many posts on the ePub section of the forum, but that stuff is too far over my head to understand. Can anyone point me to a more step by step process? The book is divided into 3 parts with each part having 23, 16 and 9 chapters respectively. Thanks again for any help.
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you might want to direct this at the calibre forum.
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welcome to mobileread, feltonjohn!

As scottjl mentioned, the Calibre forum might have more conversion-savvy users for this case-I have used Sigil to add Chapter breaks-it has a WYSIWYG interface for editing ePubs, and conveniently, also has a forum here!
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:34 PM   #4
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Since this is my first post, hello and thanks in advance for your patience. I thought it would be nice to have one of my favorite books available on the iphone (Stanza). The book in question, God in the Dock by CS Lewis does not seem to be available in ebook format so I bought a new copy, had the spine cut off, and ran 346 pages through a sheetfeed scanner creating a PDF. After using Acrobat to OCR it, Caliber is able to import the readable PDF and export as ePub for transfer to the iphone via Stanza. This all works pretty well even though it takes a lot of time. My question is about creating chapters because without them the book is difficult to navigate and just not so much fun. I read many posts on the ePub section of the forum, but that stuff is too far over my head to understand. Can anyone point me to a more step by step process? The book is divided into 3 parts with each part having 23, 16 and 9 chapters respectively. Thanks again for any help.


Hi,

I was wondering if you have a publicly available version of that book? I'm really trying to get to know Catholic Faith and they said that that is a good book..

Thanks so much.


Cheers!

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Old 02-14-2010, 11:38 AM   #5
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I had to order on line as the local stores do not stock it. Obviously I think it is a pretty good book, or I would't be going to all this trouble. I am not sure that it relates a lot to the Catholic faith though. I think Lewis was Church of England or Episcopalian, not Catholic.
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