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Old 12-23-2008, 08:34 PM   #1
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I have some lit files that I have converted in Calibre to lrf and the formatting is horrible. I would like to clean up the formatting prior to conversion. I have used convertlit on the lit file which gives me an html which gives me no better formatting. Any ideas? I would like to just convert lit to txt if possible and just start from scratch...
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I have used convertlit on the lit file which gives me an html which gives me no better formatting. Any ideas? I would like to just convert lit to txt if possible and just start from scratch...
Unfortunately, the HTML ConvertLIT produces is the HTML contained in the LIT file, modulo a few bugs (which you can avoid by using calibre's 'lit2oeb' instead). There are several ways to turn HTML into plain text. Firefox's "Save Page As..." does a pretty good job. I find the '-dump' feature of the text-only browesr 'lynx' gives me the best overall plain-text output, but it can be a bit fiddly to get the character encoding right.
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Unfortunately, the HTML ConvertLIT produces is the HTML contained in the LIT file, modulo a few bugs (which you can avoid by using calibre's 'lit2oeb' instead). There are several ways to turn HTML into plain text. Firefox's "Save Page As..." does a pretty good job. I find the '-dump' feature of the text-only browesr 'lynx' gives me the best overall plain-text output, but it can be a bit fiddly to get the character encoding right.
I tried Calibre's lit2oeb and still had terrible formatting. So I used Firefox to save as a txt file and just started from scratch and eventually created a nicely formatted ebook. Thanks for the tips.
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