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Old 09-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by Katsunami View Post
I wonder how people created good EPUBs before Sigil... Just converting a Word document or exporting one through Writer mostly doesn't do it too well without extra cleaning.
Well, I can't speak for anyone else, but I simply did then, very much what we do now; I cleaned all the html in NoteTabPro. I use Sigil primarily as a finishing tool, as it saves making the NCX, the OPF, etc. And drag-and-drop for reordering sections, etc., is extremely handy and useful. I like the new reports function, and clips are nice, too (although, obviously, we have that in NTP). What Sigil does shouldn't be underestimated, though--it saves a ton of time in the NCX and OPF alone, if naught else.

n.b.: I also do a lot of fast pre-cleaning in Word, which then produces very clean code. Word produces ugly code when people use it poorly; once cleaned and with Styles used, you can take Word's output, remove the internal SS, and roll and go in HTML. If you export ad hoc-typed Word to HTML, then, yes, the clean-up is dreadful. But that's not Word's fault--that's the user's fault.

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