Re: Software to create an E-book?
From: Doug Laidlaw (laidlaws_at_myaccess.com.au)
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 20:49:42 +1000
Neil Cherry wrote:
> On 28 Sep 2004 17:30:52 GMT, Chris F.A. Johnson wrote:
>> On 2004-09-28, Grant Edwards wrote:
>>> On 2004-09-28, Jose Maria Lopez Hernandez <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>> Doug Laidlaw wrote:
>>>>> I am preparing a family history. There will probably not be
>>>>> enough circulation to justify publishing a book. Is there any
>>>>> Linux software that will produce an electronic book on CD-ROM?
>>>>> Using Mdk 9.2.
>>>> I would use HTML, it's complete enough to do almost anything
>>>> and can be read with any OS.
>>> True, but it looks like crap.
>> Only if you don't know HTML, or use crappy software to generate it.
>> A good looking book is the easiest HTML to write.
> Chris do you have a link to examples? I'm not trying to start a war
> just interested. I expect that they are using CSS and that's a good
> I recently saw a web site that explained how to create one css file to
> correctly handle the special needs of print and display with the same
> html. I have the link buried in my bookmarks somewhere. I doubt that
> this will meet Grant's needs though.
Many Web sites have "printer friendly" pages, but I am very much in favor of
having each page limited to the height of one screen. Printing numerous
small pages and having to select the "printer friendly" version each time
would be a bad thing. Perhaps some global setting could be selected, but I
don't know how.
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