• Create an ePub

    <style>
    strong{
    color:red;
    }
    </style>

  • Clean the HTML

    1. Open source file in MS Word, select entire text (CTRL-A) and copy it.
    2. Open Convert DOC to HTML (http://www.textfixer.com/html/convert-word-to-html.php)
    3. Paste the text you copied into the text box on the site and click Convert button to create the HTML
    4. Copy the HTML code.
  • Create new ePub document

    1. Open Calibre
    2. Find the Add Empty Book option under the Add Books icon
    3. Create one book. Enter the author and title information.
    4. In the Also create an empty ebook in format: box, select ePub. Click OK to create the empty book.
  • Bring in Content

    1. Right click on the new book and select Edit book from the drop-down menu.
    2. Find the Text section of the Calibre files browser (on the left the the Book Editor window).
    3. Calibre will have created a file called start.xhtml. Double-click to open it.
  • Finish bringing in the content

    1. Delete everything in start.xhtml
    2. Paste the content you created using Convert Doc to HTML (and possibly saved in Notepadd++) in the earlier step.
    3. Select the Tools menu option and Fix HTML.
    4. Save the changes. Quit the editor and view the resulting book.
  • Create the style sheet

    1. Edit the book again.
    2. Use File / New file. Name it styles/main.css. Calibre will automatically save it in the css folder. It will also open the file in the main editor window.
    3. Link the stylesheet to your start.xhtml file. See http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_link.asp for guidance.
  • Style the content

    1. Start styling the document using standard CSS3. You might want to include:
      • Margins around the text
      • font-family and font-size changes
      • formatting the headings so they stand out
  • Advanced styling

  • Locate a font you can license to use

    1. Find a font you like
    2. Download the font.
  • Embed and use the font

    1. In the Calibre editor, use File / New File to add the font.
    2. Embed the font in your stylesheet as a new font-family. Apply the font-family in your text.
  • Validate the result

    Use an epub validation tool (below) to test your eBook.
    https://www.ebookit.com/cgi-bin/epubcheck.cgi

  • Options

    • Open Notepad++ (or other text editor) and paste the HTML in order to keep it safe. You can save the file if you wish.

    • Copy the code into the Dirty Markup web application in order to make it cleaner and easier to read.

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