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On 10/28/2013 11:04 PM, Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
First of all, I am no expert. I have not (until just now) tried saving
an odt document as an html document, and it has been a decade since I
tried it (in a class) with MS Word. But I have saved web pages to my
hard drive, including backup copies of the code of my own website
generated by my wysiwyg editor.
(2013/10/29 2:06), Tim Deaton wrote:
Did you zip up the html file and the subdirectory containing the
images as one operation? And did your settings also save the
relative path of the subdirectory?
If you zipped the html file, and then went to the subdirectory and
zipped the files there (even into the same zip file), the zip file
would then not have the relative relationship info needed. The same
failure would happen if you zipped it all at once, but had the
setting to save the relative path turned off.
On 10/28/2013 8:31 AM, Jay Lozier wrote:
On Mon, 2013-10-28 at 18:58 +0900, Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
Good evening from Japan
Maybe I did ask a similar question before ...
I wrote a book using Writer which I am now trying to upload to Kindle.
The instructions say, I must save the file as html and then create
file from the html file + the images.
"Save as ... html" creates a content file and a whole long list of
for the images.
I would contact Amazon technical support and ask what is the
appears that they want the images in the same directory as the html
files. If so, it is relatively easy to correct the html file references
to the images, if a bit tedious, and move the images into the same
folder. LO actual exports html in the preferred mode with the images
stored in separate folder.
I am afraid, I am not following you.
"save the relative path of the subdirectory" ...
Where and how am I supposed to do that.
This morning I tried to
* save the Writer file as html
* copy the created/indexed image files into a separate folder (like
the "Word procedure")
* zipped both.
But nowhere I can see any setting/check boxes etc. (including options
-> paths) where I can set a relative path ...
And the uploaded zip file again gives the same error.
So does the zip file created with Word for that matter.
In all that saved code (including from the 2002 class using MS Word),
the basic structure I see is a file with the .html extension and a
subdirectory with the same name - except that the ".html" is replaced
with "_files". Inside that subdirectory are all the other files (gif,
jpg, css, ..) that are part of that webpage. So the result looks
something like this:
\website_test <-parent directory
test_page_files <-subdirectory with files used by the .html file
test_page.html <-html file
To archive that into a .zip file, you open your archive program, go to
the "\website_test" directory, and add both the .html file and the
subdirectory into the .zip file. (Older archiving programs I've used
gave you the option of whether to remember the relative directory
structure or not. That's why I asked about the settings. The program I
currently use - 7zip - doesn't appear to give you a choice; it always
remembers the directory structure, which is what you want.)
When you look at the .html file with a text editor, you see all the
code. If the .html uses a picture file called sample.jpg, then
somewhere in that code you will see a reference that looks something
<IMG SRC="test_page_files/sample.jpg" NAME="graphics1" ALIGN=LEFT
WIDTH=350 HEIGHT=350 BORDER=0><BR CLEAR=LEFT><BR>
HOWEVER, based on the test I did when starting this reply, LO Writer
appears to do things somewhat differently.
I opened an existing .odt file, added a picture to it, and used "save
as" to save it to "test_page.odt". Then I used "save as" again to save
it to "test_page.html". It DID NOT create the structure I've always
seen elsewhere and which I outlined above. First, when you open the file
in your browser, the formatting will not look the same as it did in LO.
Second (a minor point), the .jpg gets a random 8-digit name instead of
keeping the name of the original picture. But more importantly, the
picture is NOT stored in a sub-directory. Instead, the name of the
.html file (with underscores replacing the extension dot and trailing
the "html") is appended to the beginning of the .jpg name, and the .jpg
file is stored in the SAME directory as the .html file. Finally, the
picture is referenced in the .html file as shown here:
<IMG SRC="test_page_html_m6869e14e.jpg" NAME="graphics1" ALIGN=LEFT
WIDTH=350 HEIGHT=350 BORDER=0><BR CLEAR=LEFT><BR>
This change in file structure is most likely what Amazon was having
As to fixing the problem I see: After saving the file as an .html file,
I would try to do this:
1. Create a new parent directory to work in, and copy your
"test_page.html" file into it.
1. Create a subdirectory called "test_page_files" to match the
2. Copy all those "test_page_html_*.* files into that subdirectory.
3. Rename all those files in that subdirectory by removing the
"test_page_html_" from the filenames.
4. Open the .html file in a good text editor. I use the free "NoteTab
Light", which runs in Windows.
5. Use Find/Replace to replace all instances of "test_page_html_" with
6. Save the result, then double-click on the .html file to verify that
it opens in your browser and is accurate.
If the results are acceptable, then zip it up, re-submit it and see if
they like it now. If not, then you need advice from someone who knows
more than I do.
I hope this helps.
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