[bksvol-discuss] Re: Converting Html books

  • From: Jackie McBride <abletec@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 10:36:12 -0700


Well I guess I'm a nurd lol. Or geek. Or...?

Looks like the book is available in a .zip format. Therefore, extract
the book to it's own directory by pressing applications key or shift
f10 on the .zip file & choosing extract all, choose/create a
directory, then open each file in internet explorer, press alt f, then
a for save as, press alt t for files of type, type t to choose text,
shift tab to the filename, make sure the extension is .txt, & that an
appropriate filename has been filled in.  Sounds a whole lot more
complex than it is.

On 10/30/09, Kim Friedman <kimfri11@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi, I have a question and I'm thinking you computer nerds might be able to
> help me. Here's the story: I downloaded a collection of stories by Mercedes
> Lackey called Fiddler Fair from webscriptions.net which is affiliated with
> Baen books. When I downloaded the book, I chose to do it in HTML format
> because I think my BrailleNote mPower can deal with stuff in that format or
> at least I think it can. The problem is that when I enter the book, there
> are a lot of files, each story being in its own file and there's a
> connection to Internet Explorer in order for me to read them. What I'm
> wondering is if there's a way to convert the book to plain text so I can
> select those parts the BrailleNote will recognize, and do either a
> copy-and-paste or a cut-and-paste job on it. I have a friend who tells me
> not to bother, but just read the thing on the computer. Any advice? Keep in
> mind that I know nothing about converting texts into various formats, so I
> don't know how to go about it. Also, is there some computer program I need
> to get that will allow me to convert files and I hope this program will be
> easy to use and very accessible. Perplexed, Kim Friedman.
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