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[libreoffice-documentation] Re: GS with LibO in ePub on Lulu.com
- Subject: [libreoffice-documentation] Re: GS with LibO in ePub on Lulu.com
- From: Jean Weber <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 14:31:33 +1000
- To: Documentation@global.libreoffice.org
I have uploaded the Getting Started ePub to this wiki page:
Here is a direct link:
It's about 22MB. I've not tested downloading it from the wiki to see
if it's okay.
I've found some info on transferring files to the iPad or other
devices (Android etc). For iPad one can go through iTunes (manually
adding the file to Books in iTunes) or -- especially for those on
Linux -- in other ways, including (I think) using Stanza or other
programs to download the file directly.
Here are some links for those using Calibre on their computer:
Calibre + Apple iDevices: Start here
Calibre Device Integration
As I collect more info, I'll add it to this thread.
On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 08:07, Jean Weber <email@example.com> wrote:
> Further info...
> The same file, viewed in Calibre on the Mac, displays MUCH better than
> in ADR. The Tip/Note/Caution tables still look silly, but the bullets
> and numbers are aligned and display correctly. The print and copy
> functions work fine in Calibre. (Note: I have not recreated the file;
> I am simply viewing it using Calibre's viewer.)
> As the publisher of these books, I can download the ePub without using
> ADR. Therefore, I can upload it to our wiki and/or to Alfresco, so
> people can get it for free and without going through Lulu.com and ADR.
> I'll do that later today.
> I haven't tested this file yet in any other ePub readers, so if others
> have a chance to do so (once I get the file uploaded where you can get
> it), that would be useful. We can then write up a little "how to" to
> help people view the file, copy it to their mobile devices, etc. I can
> see a blog post coming on!
> What excites me most about this is having Lulu.com do the conversion work. ;-)
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 21:05, Jean Weber <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Lulu.com has converted our "Getting Started with LibreOffice 3" book
>> to ePub format. I finally got around to downloading the ePub to see
>> what it looked like. (For newcomers to this list: printed copies of
>> the LibO user guides are made available through Lulu.com.)
>> The good news is that the ePub is not nearly as bad as I expected from
>> my own trial conversions of OOo books over a year ago; the text is
>> readable and the figures are in place and sized reasonably.
>> There is a lot of bad news, however. First, the layout has suffered.
>> For example, the Tip/Note/Caution tables look both wrong and silly (a
>> box with the Tip/Note/Caution words as a sort of heading, then a big
>> gap, and then the text). Another example: The bullets and numbers on
>> lists are offset into what would be the left-hand margin, but there
>> really isn't a margin on the left, so they fall off the edge of the
>> "page". At some magnifications, two "columns" or "pages" appear
>> side-by-side, so numbers and bullets on lists in the right-hand column
>> are visible. There are other conspicuous problems as well. Most or all
>> can probably be solved by making some changes in our styles and
>> template, if we decide that's worth doing at some point in the future
>> -- and when someone works out what needs to be done.
>> Another problem is that Lulu is using a form of DRM that requires use
>> of Adobe Digital Reader to download the ePub from Lulu's website, and
>> they didn't tell me that until after I had purchased the book. I
>> object to this in principle, especially given the CC-BY license on the
>> books, and the fact that ADR apparently doesn't run on Linux. I may
>> pull the ePub from Lulu because of that, and try producing our own
>> (DRM-free) ePubs for distribution through our own website.
>> The Adobe website says that one can move (copy?) ePubs from ADR to
>> various ebook readers, including iPads, but I haven't attempted to do
>> that yet.
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