|05-06-2010, 04:00 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Anchorage, AK
Device: Sony Reader PRS-505, PRS-650
Ebook Formatting Guide
Ebook Formatting Tutorial
I originally posted in the Calibre forum because the guide relies on Calibre as the conversion program. However, I do have information in the tutorial about creating a Table of Contents, CSS, and how to prepare a word doc or RTF for conversion to HTML.
This tutorial may undergo some revisions based on feedback I get from users. So please feel free to contact me and let me know if any section doesn't make sense or if you'd like more detailed information on areas I may have missed.
|05-16-2010, 09:20 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles
I like your tutorial and guide lines for adding chapters.
Under: Programs to download before you start:
Create separate Windows, Mac, Linux sections.
For Windows: Some other threads have a PDF pre-processor that can shrink the PDF size down and clean-up some odd formatting. There is also a text file pre-processor that makes every paragraph a single long line that could be useful.
Personally I use a programmers editor with macro capability. I can create a quick keystroke macro that puts <P> at the beginning of each paragraph, and </P> at the end, then put the cursor at the beginning of the next paragraph. Check out "EditPlus" or "EditRocket" which has a Windows, Mac and Linux versions: Some of these also have built-in browsers which will show you the results of HTML tags in the text which is very valuable when putting in tags.
Here is a page of free programmers editors. Ones with keystroke macros and HTML preview/syntax highlighting may be of use to people because you are basically making a static .html page when adding tags.
I'm on a powerbook right now, but I have not found any shareware programmers editor that rival the windows version. Python and Perl are available (and Perl is fantastic dealing with text) but you almost have to be a programmer to use it or even run .txt files through sed (a stream editor).
|05-17-2010, 06:08 PM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ottawa, ON
Device: Kobo Touch
Not just Linux and Mac, but all of the Unix-like family of OSes share access to a few VERY old and very powerful not shareware, but open source editors. (G)vim and (x)emacs, to name two oldtimers. The trouble is that they were built BEFORE the age of Microsoft, and even now barely look like a windows GUI app. There is a price (learning curve) to pay, but the power is there. It is just different.
|05-17-2010, 11:04 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Device: BeBook(1 & 2010), PEZ, PRS-505, Kobo BT, PRS-T1, Playbook, Kobo Touch
I don't know why people believe the choice of editors is such a hot topic...
Everybody with a shred of common sense knows that vim is the best editor, and emacs is the (second?) best OS...
|05-18-2010, 12:02 AM||#5|
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|05-28-2010, 09:06 AM||#6|
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