Month: September 2011

Formatting Tips: Raised Initial



About Formatting Tips. This is a very easy formatting type and is similar to doing a drop cap. The big difference is a raised initial the letter is on the base line and is higher than the other letters. Only the first letter of the first paragraph of... Continue reading

Formatting Tips: Endnotes and Footnotes



About Formatting tips. Many non-fiction books utilize footnotes or endnotes. Footnotes do not work very well with ebooks because footnotes need to be placed at the bottom of a page. It is possible with EPUB to specify content to be shown at the bottom of a page using the... Continue reading

Week in Review



Calibre This week I focused on PDF output. There was a bug introduced in 0.8.17 that broke PDF output which has now been fixed. I was also able to fix PDF output on OS X. The PDF output engine on OS X is now using OS X’s internal PDF... Continue reading

Formatting Tips: Sizing elements (Including Text)



About Formatting Tips. When dealing with the EPUB format there are number of ways to deal with sizes. Font size, indent, margin, spacing all allow for a variety of units to define their size. Sizes can be defined using any of the following: %, in, cm, mm, em, ex,... Continue reading

Calibre Week in Review



This week I finally sat down and spend some time with Markdown input and output. Both saw major changes. Markdown input was bumped to upstream version 2.0. Output was completely rewritten from scratch. Markdown output is now completely custom code (not using a third party output module like before). I... Continue reading

Sigil's Future Direction (Post 0.4.x)



Introduction With 0.4 my focus has been on getting the existing features in a stable state. I foresee 0.4 being around for quite some time as development shifts to accommodate new features. I wanted to be sure a relatively bug free version is available for people to use. If data loss is a... Continue reading

Sigil and Linux Distribution Packages



The official Linux packages for Sigil are generic packages. They’re bundled in an InstallJammer installer and contain a number of libraries that Sigil depends on. This is not ideal but it’s not possible to provide Linux packages for every distro. I’ve created a wiki page which I’m putting together... Continue reading

Sigil 0.4.2 Released



Sigil 0.4.1 is complete and available. This is mainly a maintenance release and fixes a number of bugs. Specifically a few bugs related to data loss. There was one major user visible change. The well-formed error dialog can be toggled not to show. This will cause errors to be... Continue reading

Calibre Week in Review



Since taking over Sigil I haven’t had much time to spend working on calibre. However, I haven’t abandoned calibre. It’s still a priority and something I will continue to work on. This week I focused on Get Books. Nothing new was added but I went through most of the store... Continue reading