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Renumbering navpoints in BBEdit the not-so-hard way

Renumbering navpoints in BBEdit the not-so-hard way

Because it’s been more than a week since I last opened myself up to scorn about my lack of scripting skillz, here’s a how-to for another semiautomated e-production task in BBEdit (or TextWrangler): renumbering navpoints in an NCX. So, let’s say you have an NCX to which you need to add another navpoint, or from […]

Degristling the sausage: BBEdit 11 Edition

Degristling the sausage: BBEdit 11 Edition

Almost two years ago, I wrote a post called “Degristling the sausage” to explain my method of using BBEdit to get a list of which CSS classes are actually applied in a given EPUB file, out of the sometimes hundreds that are included in the stylesheet. Apparently I’m not the only person who needs to […]

PDFs in EPUBs: Test results

PDFs in EPUBs: Test results

What a thing was this, too, which that mighty man wrought and endured in the carven horse, wherein all we chiefs of the Argives were sitting, bearing to the Trojans death and fate! —Homer, Odyssey (translated by A.T. Murray, 1919) A couple of weeks ago, Hugh McGuire tweeted this: [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/hughmcguire/status/231068424506322945″] and then he blogged […]

Degristling the sausage

Degristling the sausage

One of the things I do at my job is clean up and beautify e-books that have been produced by a “meatgrinder”—the sort of automated conversion process that an outsourcer uses. My company has worked with a couple of conversion companies, and there are definite differences in the quality and markup philosophy of the files […]