Discussion in 'iPad' started by Juanbond, May 18, 2011.

  1. Juanbond macrumors member


    Aug 17, 2009
    I am currently studying for a certification with my employer. The study materials I was given for the certification came in a hard copy form as well as a CD with HTML files (there is index file with hyperlinks to each chapter). I was curious to know if there was a way to take simple HTML files and convert them into ePUB files. Since the information is so voluminous I would love to have an iPad version to study when I travel. I am also under the impression that ePUB files on the iPad can be highlighted?

    Thank you!
  2. laurenr macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2008
  3. Codyormoe macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2011
    Western Mass
    I use Calibre, it will convert just about any format to epub. Since an epub is basically a zip file with html pages inside, converting html to epub would be quick and simple.

    Forgot to mention that, yes, you can highlight in ibooks, anything you highlight will be in the bookmark section of the Table of Contents, it will show in yellow while a regular book mark will be red.
  4. kalex macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007
    Try calibre. It will do what you need and will output a nicely formatted epub file with working links
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    If you tap and hold a highlighted section, a pop-up menu comes up with several options, one of which is to change the color of the highlight. You can pick from several color options.
  6. this is funah macrumors 6502

    this is funah

    Oct 13, 2005
    Berlin, Germany
    what i cant figure out for the life of me is to include fixed-width/monospace text in the epub.

    i've tried both AVS and calibre, as well as embedding fonts outlined here ... the ebook reader emulators within calibre and AVS will always show the epub with the monospace fonts, but as soon as my iPad reads it, everything is back to a single font.

    what is going on?? :confused:
  7. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011
    Assuming your text is in HTML, have you tried highlighting the text with the <pre> tag?
  8. Meanee macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2011
  9. kuebby macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2007

    Free conversion between many formats. I've only used it for PDF to Mobi (for Kindle) and it converts nicely.

    You just upload your files then they email you a link for the converted files like 10-15 minutes later. Instant conversion costs a small fee.

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