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Old 01-26-2017, 03:42 AM   #1
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Converting htm to epub

I have an eBook in html format, and I wish to convert it in ePub. I'm on a GNU/Linux system and I'm using Calibre.

The file is displayed correctly in Firefox, despite having the "missing image" icon in the top left corner of every page for linking to jpgs that do not exist. However, after converting to ePub with default options, in each page every sentence is in the same line, so that they illegibly overlap. Calibre detects the file as "ZIP" and, if asked to display it, creates a duplicate of it in the library instead.

[Link deleted - MODERATOR] are the first 758 lines of the file (which include the first two paragraphs and everything that come before that, for a total of 11 pages) in case it could be useful to detect the problem. Please ask me for anything needed.

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Old 01-26-2017, 03:53 AM   #2
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I figured it could depend line breaks are actually achieved by specifying absolute vertical position, and I've read the absolute position is not supported.

I've tried converting using heuristic processing. Section names appear about one word per page, with the first letter of a word overlapping with the second. A whole chapter is displayed in a page. Some line breaks are introduced (vertically, almost half page is filled), but the lines coming from different pages still overlap.
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I have an eBook in html format, and I wish to convert it in ePub. I'm on a GNU/Linux system and I'm using Calibre.
It looks like you're trying to convert a poorly formatted pirated copy of James Ellroy's book Blood On The Moon.
Based on the code that you posted on Pastebin, the HTML file was most likely exported from MS Word using the wrong export option.
IMHO, it'd take forever to fix this mess. Why don't you simply buy the ebook on Amazon?
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Coming here to ask for help on a pirated book is not going to get you any help. Buy the book and if you still need help with the legal version, we'll be happyto help.
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