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Need to convert an ebook into a Kindle-ready format? No matter what your file's origin—InDesign, Word, Pages, or even a plain text editor—Tony Harmer will show you how to crack it open and convert it to a Kindle-compatible format with your choice of free tools: Sigil, calibre, and KindleGen. Learn about the range of ebook formats and editing tools, get a short primer on HTML and CSS, and see how to build out ebook features like tables of contents, links, and metadata. When you're done creating your ebook, Tony will show how to upload it to Amazon's Kindle Store.
So, now that we have our ePub split apart into separate files, renaming them will at the very least make it easier for use to work with them. So I'll start of with current file just here, and I'm going to right click on it and choose rename, then I'll double click on that, and change this to pubinfo, just there. Remember that these have to be a continuous string of letters, spaces aren't allowed inside of file names. So make sure that it conforms to that.
Generally whenever I do do this, I have a quick double click on each of these files, so that they open up in the Visual Editor, just to check for any errors. Specifically, I'm looking for blank pages. You do get the odd one every now and then, but it looks like I've gotten away with it this time, and all seems to be fine from here. So, spoke just a bit too soon there. So, I'll just right click on that and I'll remove that file. So just choose delete from there and confirm the deletion like so.
And just go to that. Yep, that's all just fine. I'm going to just rename this file to start off with here. I'm just going to call it talknav at the moment, although I have plans for this file a little bit later on. I'll just do that again. It didn't work. It's the oddest thing, sometimes you have to do rename, and then double click on the file name for it to work. It's just a, a little bit buggy I think there. Let's go to this first thing here. So if I right click on this and rename this, so just call this frontspiece just there.
That's fine. Just hit return to apply that, and I'll come across to this file. Just going to right-click there, rename, and double click on the words to change them. PT2, or no, PT1, sorry. And I'll come down and I'll find part two. Oh, look at that, lucky hit. I'll just Right-click on that and choose Rename. So I'll just call this PT2, just there, so I know where my parts are inside of there, my front Ps are my parts. Now comes the chapter renaming bit.
I don't want to do that individually just on there, I mean as it happens I've only got 14 so, wouldn't take too long but I do have other things to do today. So, I'm going to select a series like so. So I just clicked on one and shift clicked on the last one in this series. Then going to right click and choose Rename. This time I'll get a dialogue asking me how I want to prefix these files. So I'm just going to call these ones PT1CH for part one chapter click okay and you will see that it renames those really quickly.
I will do that again with part two, I will click on the first file and shift click on the last file in the series and right click choose rename. And just modify that slightly. So I'm just going to call this pt2 and then ch from there. And snap. And it's done. So there you are, that's how we can rename files individually or as batches inside of Sigil.
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