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Alternatives to Writer2epub
#11  ps67 01-29-2019, 06:28 AM
The best feature of Writer2epub is the cleaning of the css and text.

The export default gives me a horrible css, indentation in inches , (it's easy to turn them into em, but: inches?!?) and then there are all those spans with font size and so on. But is there really a need for a span for each paragraph? And is it necessary to specify what fonts do you use in every span?

They pretend to make the ebook look exactly like the original text but odf is a format intended for printing, not for reading.

I hope that the cleaning of the text will be preserved, my use is only personal, if I find an interesting book in public domain (in Italy LiberLiber is well known) I turn it into an epub to read it on the Kobo and this is the best tool around here.

Thanks for this fantastic extension.
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#12  mcdummy 02-20-2019, 03:33 AM
So far, the Export function included in Libreoffice is not providing well-formatted epubs.

For me, writer2latex/xhtml gives still the best results. There's an option to add user-prepared style files, but I haven't figured out how to use it.

Writer2epub is also quite good, but it seems that it does not turn character styles into proper <span> classes. There are also some problems, with tables in Libreoffice documents. For instance, the content of a cell can appear two or even more times in the exported epub.
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#13  skillachie 03-20-2019, 07:36 PM
Google docs allows your to export files as EPUBs also.
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#14  Doitsu 03-27-2019, 04:17 AM
Quote mcdummy
For me, writer2latex/xhtml gives still the best results.
Shameless plug: if you're a Sigil user you could use my writer2latex-based ODTImport plugin.

Quote mcdummy
There's an option to add user-prepared style files, but I haven't figured out how to use it.
The plugin comes with a custom stylesheet that you can fiddle with. For more information, see the plugin download page.
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