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Old 04-12-2018, 08:11 PM   #1
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Alignment of dialog - word to epub

Dialog in MS Word set up on a tab marker isn't recognized after Calibre conversion. What was speech vertically aligned becomes

JAQUE: How are you?
JILL: Fine.

How do I fix this?

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Old 04-12-2018, 09:10 PM   #2
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If the Word document a script or transcript (as would appear), then I suggest you format it as a two column table.

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Old 04-12-2018, 09:51 PM   #3
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tabs are not supported, use tables.
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:52 PM   #4
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Uggh -- there are multiple hundreds of them, big hours of work

Thanks for input.
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You can probably write a word macro to automate it. But yeah, tabs are a pain, when writing the DOCX input plugin for calibre I spent a fair bit of time looking for ways to support tabs, but there really isn't any good way.
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LOL - I am the macro!
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LOL - I am the macro!


I've solved this in the past by saving the transcript/dialogue to a text file which I imported into Excel as CSV (nominating ':' as the separator), then I saved it as a two column XLS(X) file which I could import as a table into Word.

I didn't bother with automating it because I was able to convince the transcribers into doing as a table in the first instance.

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Old 04-18-2018, 08:11 PM   #8
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Getting transcribers to play nice in tables is a good gig if you can get it. In this case, I am/was the transcriber, so threatening to shoot myself in the kneecaps won't help -- especially since the horse of transcription is long gone (horrible mixed metaphor, but hopefully makes the point)
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