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Old 11-11-2010, 11:12 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by MeddlingMonk View Post
If you haven't read the revised version, maybe you have 'missed' something at that.

Speaking of versions, I really (rant alert) wish there were an easy way to convert to the epub format and retain existing formatting. I can run my OOo file through calibre and I just get a pretty awful-looking e-book. The font formatting for the section/chapter headings is lost and I don't see any good way to make the sections into 'chapters' (and scrolling through one long, continuous text is not fun). So far there's only a proposal to give OpenOffice an export-to-epub function, and the only third-party options I can find mostly involve special templates and the prospect of moving a 120,000+ word novel to a new template is scary. I have a fantasy that someone with XML experience would do it for me. Hah. My other fantasy involves finding an illustrator. (Any other fantasies I have aren't suitable for disclosure.)
Woh. MeddlingMonk, you are still around? I think I have a 9 year old e-mail from you with your original version of your novel. If you ever get it converted over to epub properly make sure to post it. I'll convert it over myself using calibre as well for my Kobo e-reader, but likely will lose most of the formatting. Maybe convince the girlfriend to read it, then she may figure out why I named the cat Meche.
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