Tuesday, August 19, 2008

ePUB from html - Book Glutton ok so far

Through the Wikipedia I have found Book Glutton and a handy service to create ePUB from html. I saved some test text in Open Office as html and then tried it. Headline in a different size, one word in bold.

This is how it looks as epub in Adobe Digital Editions. the bold is ok but it lost the size difference for the top line. OK as html in Firefox. So i think i will use bold for headings and just accept that the type is all the same size.

Acrobat.com has accepted the two files to store but it claims they cannot be displayed. Links should work so comment welcome.

the html

the epub

More later on what Adobe is doing, as and when it becomes just a bit more clear. The formats now are such that open source is well worth a look for comparison.


At 1:05 PM, Blogger BookGlutton said...


Thanks for using the API, and we appreciate the feedback. Just wanted to let you know that Open Office does sometimes output unstructured HTML, which is to say that headings and larger sized text will not be translated into proper H1, H2, H3 tags, etc, but will be CSS-styled paragraph text. To take advantage of the converter's heading recognition, the input HTML should have H3 tags around all headings. This will guarantee the best structural conversion.

Aaron Miller,
Lead Engineer, BookGlutton.com


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