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Draconis We are converting a number of public domain books to Activ Ebook format.  We use a very good Text2HTML converter that kicks it out as a single HTML file.  From that, I can use HTML-Splitter to break it into chapters with very little additional editing required (except for the title & info page -- Cover Factory, copyrights on graphics, etc.)

However, some of those chapters are longer than some short books.  What I need to do is break that into paperback-sized chunks.  We can add the H2 headers manually, but that means a two-day edit on a free book.   Uhhh....  No.

Are there any easy ways to break apart these chapter files?  One thing we had considered is converting the document to PDF then using a PDF2HTML program that would do it, but that is still a lot of editing to get it  looking right, especially since we want the text to remain justified.

Suggestions?


Posted on: 5:40 pm on February 12, 2005
Storyman It's difficult to suggest alternative not knowing what software you have access to for the conversion.

Have you considered using Word (or one of the other programs that Activ suggest)? What if you imported it into Word, then make the adjustments as needed to the text. Cut and paste each page into a separate document file. It should be easy to export the files from that point.

Question. Are the books copyright free (public domain) or are they royality free? The difference being that royality free means that you are free to distribute the books, but MAY not be allowed to alter them. Most everything that I've seen is public domain, but just thought I'd mention it.


Posted on: 6:34 am on February 13, 2005

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