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Hi :)
Blimey!  The docs team already gave some feedback and Peter Schofield has
already produced a 2nd draft as a result!

This one is probably better to give feedback on
Thanks and regards from
Tom :)

On 12 April 2014 10:50, Tom Davies <> wrote:

Hi :)
I wondered if anyone here is able to view ePub files?  If so you might be
interested in viewing one of our Published Guides and hopefully give the
Docs Team, or just me or Peter some feedback on any problems or other
issues you notice.

Note that Peter did the work on this guide and has also been one of the
many people testing various ways of producing ePub from ODF files.  Whereas
i have just been copy&pasting or forwarding odd bits&bobs between the
various mailing-lists
Regards from
Tom :)

On 11 April 2014 11:22, PeeWee <> wrote:


Another sample of an LO chapter in ePub format at the following link to my

This sample was created as a blank document in LO Writer and using
style names where possible, for example Heading 1, Heading 2,Text Body,
so on. I did create a couple of styles to use for the note and tip that
in the sample. I then used to eLAIX toolbar in LO Writer when formatting
text and exporting to ePub format.

There is a couple of points to note if we are going to use ePub format for
our guides:

1. The font will change to Times when exporting, but relevant font size
colour are kept.
2. Any figures cannot be placed in LO frames, but have to be inserted
without a frame to show after ePub conversion.
3. You cannot use tables for Notes, Tips, or Cautions because you cannot
control the width of the table when you export. This is why they appear a
little different in the sample.
4. What you see will depend on your display resolution and size. Also the
size of the window when you open the sample in an ePub reader will affect
how it looks. The ePub format is a flexible format that changes to suit
a reader opens a file.
5. Any template for creating an ePub guide is going to have to be very
simple so that it does run foul of the restricted formatting used when
creating this type of document.

Does anybody know of an ePub creator that is free and easy to use, that is
not having to enter HTML code to get the right format to display when you
create an ePub document. I have tried Sigil, which is not bad, but still
trying to work out how to use it correctly.

Please let me know what you think.



Peter Schofield
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