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thanks to Philip for opening my eyes to this beautiful software SIGIL. I’m not sure how much I’m 
gonna use it but the amount of help and friendliness on this list is just amazing… Continue the 
good work… God bless you all…

Best Regards

On 16 Oct 2023, at 10:31 PM, Philip Jackson <> wrote:

On 16/10/2023 19:41, Chris J. wrote:
Hi, all.

Subject says it. OTM -> EPUB so I can get it on a Kindle. Kindles can handle PDF. However I'm 
told PDF is more graphics in nature and doesn't necessarily work well with every Kindle as far 
as easy readability.

Any construction thoughts will be gratefully appreciated.

Hi Chris,

My favorite software for converting to epub format is SIGIL. I've found that, for me at any rate, 
Sigil does a cleaner job than Calibre and Sigil has a plugin extension (ODTimport) which will 
allow import and conversion of .odt files.
This plugin will maintain the names of your LO styles once you've set up an initial config file.

Same goes for direct import of docx files (DOCXImport plugin).

Sigil is easy to use but like all sophisticated software it has a learning curve.

Things to be wary of are the vast amount of hidden 'styling' bits and pieces which exist in word 
processor files. These can cause large numbers of unwanted html tags to be placed in the epub. 
They won't necessarily cause malfunction of the epub but make for untidy and excessive coding.

Sigil exists for Windows, Mac and Linux -  see


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